Lennie doesn’t know right from wrong and this leads to a terrible outcome. Lennie possesses incredible physical strength and is oblivious to it. Lennie fails to stay out of trouble and he cannot avoid the dangers that are presented to him such as Curley and Curley’s wife. Lennie succeeds at listening to George’s instructions of what to do if he ever does anything bad. His enthusiasm at the farm is contagious and gets George, Candy and Crooks to believe in it.
Of Mice and Men is really about Lennie and George’s journey and relationship with each other, and how they really need each other in their lives. Lennie is very dependent on George. George is one of his only friends and a very important person in his life. George guides Lennie through his life like a father would to his son. The first thought when Lennie is doing something wrong or bad is George because he knows that George wouldn’t want him to being in it.
The thing that you have to understand about Lennie is that he has a mental disability. He can’t really take care of himself as he can’t remember and distrusts everybody but George whom he has a blinding love for. Lennie in many ways is like an animal or even a pet of George’s that George is honour bond to take care of. More then once George thinks about leaving Lennie and living a regular life. “…if I was alone I could live so
Of Mice and Men 2.14 According to Maya Angelou, “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” However, “Of Mice and Men” displays a different perspective of racial prejudice.” John Steinbeck’s novel, “Of Mice and Men” relates to many human rights issues that occurred in the 1930’s such as a lack of women’s rights, the Great Depression, and issues that continue to take place in modern society such as prejudice, specifically racial discrimination and intolerance for those who had mental disabilities. In “Of Mice and Men,” Crooks is proud and humorous. However, he is set apart from other men because of his complexion. In the novel, he befriends Lennie, a man with a mild mental disability, and asks if he has permission join him and his partner George, in their future farm to tend to the garden.Other men in the story say many harsh statements regarding Crooks. An example of so is, "... go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause he is black."
Throughout this novel we meet new characters each portrait in a certain personality in their own way. Lennie is a migrant worker who is mentally handicapped, large and very strong. He depends on his friend George to give him advice and protect him in situations he does not understand. His enormous strength and his pleasure in petting soft animals are a dangerous combination. He shares the dream of owning a farm with George, but he does not understand the implications of that dream.
Simon lost his life because of his act of kindness and heroism. Simon and my ideas are very much alike and I believe Simon is a real true hero. Simon and Doodle are alike because they are both disabled, and they are both work hard for the things that they want in life. They also teach lessons and morals to the people closest to them. Doodle’s brother and Joe compare because Doodle and Simon both depend on these boys for things.
Lennie Small Lennie’s character * Often childlike * Relies on George * Is too naïve and innocent to fit in with the harshness of ranch life * He never learns from experience * He is animal like * Has a bear-like tendency to hold onto his prey and inflict damage unintentionally * His constant “petting” reveals a deep-rooted emotional need for affection and love * Although many say Lennie is amoral, he is shown to have some moral understanding Possible Essay Questions and their plans For any question I would always advise to do THREE amazing paragraphs, than four average ones. But don’t make the mistake of verbally spewing all over your work! Most people will be amazingly confident at one paragraph knowing
Lennie has got nobody to talk to besides George, and he means the world to him “Lennie who had been watching, imitated George exactly” Lennie copies everything that George does, like a brother, he also listens to everything George says but always forgets because of his illness “ I forgot again” this shows that it isn’t the first time that George has had to remind Lennie of something. Lennie tends to not talk to humans as much but to interact and communicate with animals for example the mouse he held at the start of the novel “I could pet it with my thumb” and the pup George gives Lennie “I just wanted to pet ‘um a little” but Lennie always ends up killing the animals. This foreshadows the terrible accident at the end where Lennie accidentally snaps Curleys wife’s neck, just like he did the pups. As well as Lennie, Curley’s wife is also lonely; Curley never gives her any attention, she has all these dreams but she is not allowed to live them because she married Curley “coulda been in the movies”. Also Curley doesn’t treat his wife very well, in those days hardly any men treated there wives well.
People on the farm discriminate against Lennie. First of all, George always wants to live alone. If he does so, his life will be easier. For example, George is Lennie’s best friend. They travel together, Lennie has trouble in Weed.
George and Lennie represent the former group, for whom we can feel sympathy, while Curley is a character with whom it is hard to sympathize. The writer presents Lennie as large and strong, but mentally slow, while his guardian George is physically less capable but mentally much brighter. As soon as we hear that they are constantly having to travel the country for work, because of Lennie’s past mishaps, we feel sorry for them. We sympathize with Lennie, because what happened in Weed, for example, was not really his fault; and we feel sorry for George because he has to cope with the responsibility, if not the burden, of trying to find a way for them both to survive and to stay out of further trouble. Steinbeck invites the reader’s sympathy, in the scene where they camp overnight before going to the ranch.