The men who view him this way are totally different from each other. For example, George plays the role of the family member to Lennie, which at times makes him act cruel towards Lennie. At first, Crooks views Lennie as just another one of the workers who treats him badly then later realizes he is a nice and caring man. Curley on the other hand strongly dislikes big men and being that Lennie is a big guy, Curley never gives Lennie a chance to be friends. Lennie is viewed by s few characters in the novel and it affects their characterization.
Both small and intelligent, George and Curley possess strong leadership and confidence. Their differences however are the way they act towards other people. Curley looks to start fights with the other men while George tries to prevent them. Curley is only concerned about his control over others, including his wife, because he has very weak confidence. George on the other hand, is always self-assured and goes out of his way to protect Lenny and the other
He decided that not taking any action is the best action. While source one and source two feel like they have a collective responsibility to the world, source two believes that if he does nothing to harm the world he does not need to do anything to help make it better. Source two also leads on source three’s statement that cannot find the correct explanation and theory as to why the world is the way it is. Source two believes the world is a mess because of what people DO to it and does not think that maybe it is a mess because of the people that DON’T do anything. Therefor he is only just acting on his theory and doing nothing, whilst source three would argue that maybe he should go back a look at the situation again and look for a different theory as to why the world is the way it is and act on the new theory.
Their care gave Matt a form of stability, forming his character and keeping him from becoming someone like Tom, a young man who has received no love and positive attention. Tam Lin gave Matt this stability in a different manner, one that could be seen generally as something more positive. The bodyguard’s care stems from his love for the boy, shown in the way he answers all of
The type of work that they did usually led to a relatively isolated life as men moved from one farm to another. Relationships that formed were often evolved around drinking buddies and then moving on to find additional work. Lenny and George had each other. They knew the good and the bad about one another and accepted each other. They kept a dream alive for each other.
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.
this is was big eye opener for Gilbert because he realized he shouldn’t be letting arnie hold him back from being happy in his life. he then began to live with the way arnie acted and his challenges he accepted them and allowed him to find happiness. This is a great example of a character not letting someone or something confine them and end up being happier than those around
Lennie’s last name is quite ironic because he is an enormous and very strong man. However, Lennie’s strong build compensates for his lack of intelligence. Lennie is mentally disabled and George feels the need to take care of him because of his disability. Likewise, George relies on Lennie for company. The question is why would George take on the responsibility for another person.
He lives away from the others in a harness room, a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn. Crooks is a proud but bitter man and clearly the most intelligent character. Crooks is a very angry man, especially towards the other men, the main reason is his race and he feels isolated. When Lennie wanders into Crooks room in a misguided endeavour to make friends he immediately tells Lennie that he should go but when Crooks realizes that Lennie has no bad intentions he relents and allows him to stay. Crooks attempts to make Lennie realize his isolation from the other workers, he freely admits it.
The other men recognize his superiority and never question his actions or decisions. Slim is also sensitive, but not overly so. He is the only one who understands George’s affinity for Lennie, and also the only one to comprehend the gravity of George’s final act for Lennie. As a ranch-man archetype, Slim represents the cool justice of the ranch world. While life isn’t always going to be pleasant, men like Slim can assure it will be fair, even if that means