Imagery gives the reader a mind image of what is going on. Steinbeck exhibits this well in his novel, Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck's details and descriptions in his novel help the reader see and understand what is really going on. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck's charater, George, speaks about a mishap on behalf of Lennie. "...So he reaches out to feel this red dress an' the girl lets out a squawk, and that gets Lennie all mixed up, and he holds on 'cause that's the only thing he can think to do" (Steinbeck 41). The quote above helps the reader to understand what is happening and how the characters felt. Levant, Howard critiques Of Mice and Men, and speaks on the details and scenes. "Many of the scenes are excellantlyconstructed and convincing in the themselves. Considerable attention is giving to establishing minor details" (Levant 360). Levant hits the vision readers get, right on the nose. Steinbeck's words and details give a perfect image to the reader, and Howard Levant understands that. The reader can actually see Lennie holding on to this girl's dress looking confused, as he awaits the men running frantically toward him. John Steinbeck's details are very precise and help the reader stay involved in the novel.