In the novel "Of Mice and Men" Steinbeck gives you a lot of imagery to have you ponder upon. Right from the beginning it starts off with a bunch of imagery that makes you want to keep reading. Sometimes when you go to relax you may go to a river or pond and sit and think about things and that is exactly what Steinbeck says. "There is a path through the willows and among the sycamores, a path beaten hard by boys coming down from the ranches to swim in the deep pool, and beaten hard by tramps who come wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle-up near water"(Steinbeck 1-2). Immediately when this quote was said I could automatically see the whole picture in my mind. Not only do you have imagery in your mind from that quote but Steinbeck also would have to have a large imagination as to what happens. "The George of Steinbeck's novel and play was hard bitten and hard-boiled; but he had imagination a sense of reality, true compassion, and the dream of life"(Roscoe 338). Agreed with Roscoe you have to have plenty of imagination in order to drag a reader into the imagery of your book. As said before this is not the only major part that has imagery, it is only one little ounce of the imagery in this novel.