Imagery is literally seen everywhere within John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. It is in the dialogue, it is in the scenes, it is in the characters. It is is everything in the book. With the imagery in the dialogue, it really shows the accent that all of the characters have and how southerners spoke to each other. Within the constuction of the scenes, one can really notice all of the description throughout each room and landscape.
An example of imagery in the beginning of Of Mice and Men paints a very vivid picture of a simple landscape.
"There is a path through the willoiws and among the sycanmores...beaten hard by tramps who camne wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle up near water" (Steinbeck 1-2).
John Steinbeck's imagery is very visual and sometimes fun because it is as if actually looking at the thing he is describing. From this landscape to the characters voices, John Steinbeck absolutely nails his use of imagery.
Critic Howard Levant commented on John Steinbeck's use of imagery in Of Mice and Men by simply stating it brings development to everything.
"Everything in the development in the novel is designed to contribute to a simplification of character and event" (Levant 358).
When he says development, imagery is often thought of because imagery is the main ingredient to any novel. Without imagery a person would just be reading words with no vivid pictures and no sense of anything in the novel.