In the passage Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses imagery to show the plain and basic bunkhouse and how the ranch is isolated to show the lack of identity the men have. “Long, rectangular building” and “whitewashed, floor unpainted” indicate that it is the place of inhabitance of George and Lennie and how it is not really there home but it is somewhere where they are just staying. The surroundings are a representation that the inhabitance of the bunkhouse is ‘cold’ and ‘not homely like but it serves the functions of a house that the poor ranchmen need. It is a lack of the individual’s sprit and how the blank walls and unpainted floor can be represented as nature and how living on a ranch can bring the inner of a ranchman to their surroundings. One can see this as a symbol and how the bunkhouse is being created to show that because the men don't have anything else, this is what they need and it is not a place to express them in the way that they should.
In the passage Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses imagery to show