George admits this to Slim when discussing him and Lennie "It's a lot nicer to travel around with a guy you know" "I forgot again" This suggests that Lennie has the mental immaturity of a child, as children always forget and only remember things they find important. "Aw, let me have it George" This suggests this as well as children don't understand that when they've got to follow an order, and they throw tantrums. "Where we going?" This shows that Lennie has the mental immaturity of a child as he depends totally on George for his survival, therefore he just follows George and takes his orders. Steinbeck conveys that George gets easily annoyed with Lennie as he always has to remind him as Lennie always forgets things; "So you forget that awready did you?
The 15 year old Christopher Boone of ‘The Curious Incident’ suffers under the Asperger syndrome and therefore has a different perspective on life than normal people. Lennie Small, who plays one of the main characters in ‘Of Mice and Men’ is mentally retarded and needs to get through a tough life style in another way. Although Lennie of ‘Of Mice and Men’ is among the principal character, he perhaps is the least dynamic. He does not change, develop or grow throughout the novel and remains the same for most of the time. Lennie is mentally retarded, which can be seen in his actions; he loves to pet soft things, is very faithful to George and their vision of the farm and possesses incredible physical strength.
The reason I think so is because spiritual, mental, and emotional aspects are much more significant than physical aspects. The story Of Mice and Men took place during the Great Depression, where close friendship between people was rare and unusual, and George benefited because he had a companion that traveled with him and always stayed with him. Lennie told George that if he is causing too much trouble for George, he can live in a cave alone, but George did not accept. When George shot Lennie (for Lennie’s benefit) and the friendship ended, George became extremely lonesome and he desired a friend like Lennie. Back to The Mighty, Kevin and Max realized that they had something in common.
Despite their immense differences in build, it is the smaller and weaker George who takes care of the stronger and more powerful Lennie. Another key difference between George and Lennie is their mental ability. Lennie is very slow and has the brain capacity of a child. He has a hard time remembering simple things and doesn't understand his own strength, which gets Lennie in many sticky situations throughout the novel. George said to Lennie, once, in a fit of frustration after one of Lennie's many screw ups "You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get.
In the book George and Lennie work on the “Tyler Ranch” in the Salinas Valley, keeping going through the monotonous life with the old-fashioned and misleading “American Dream”. The book details how the dream life the two men dream of having is at times out of reach, tantalizingly close when Candy buys his way into their plans (“S’pose I went in with you guys. That’s three hundred an’ fifty bucks I’d put in...”) and how the dream is revealed to be false and snatched away at the end of the book with the death of Curley’s wife. In the 1930s the economy was in a bad way in America and most of the sought after land had been taken earlier in the history of the country. The dreams in “Of Mice and Men” are used by Steinbeck to signify characters in the book that have the potential to aspire to something better.
Whenever a cockroach was near, Celia would kill and remove it. This was to great reassurance for the narrator. The insignificant things that Celia did made the narrator calm, even though what he normally was dealing with was a lot more chaotic. I
We don’t want no pants rabbits.” Like I said in my previous point, he is describes as clean living and healthy. George always gets frustrated with Lennie over everything. He thinks he can live a better life without Lennie. ‘… I gotta tell you again, do I? Jesus Christ you’re a crazy bastard!” “God you’re a lot of trouble” “I could get along so easy and nice if I didn’t have you on my tail.
In the novel George says ‘Lennie never done it in meanness. All the time he done bad things, but he never done one of em mean”’. This shows How George feels sympathy for Lennie as he always manages to get other people upset at him and always manages to get himself into trouble but Steinbeck is showing the reader though George that he never means to cause trouble and he often held back and get in trouble due to his simplicity and child like mind. Steinbeck uses characters around Lennie to make the reader feel sorry for Lennie. In the novel apart from George, no one else really cares for Lennie.
The novella Of Mice and Men was written by John Steinbeck and is about George Milton, a small and quick and dark of face and Lennie Small, a man of tremendous size and has the mind of a young child. George and Lennie travel together to work on farms to make money. With that money, George and Lennie have a plan. They will own an acre of land and shack that they will call their own, until the death of Curley’s wife which leads to the death of Lennie. Death is a major theme in this novella because it includes the death of Candy’s dog and causes the loss of George and Lennie’s dream farm.
Kate, the bus driver, finds out what it takes to be brave while the young Raymond discovers that he doesn't need to impress anyone anymore. Certainly the most crucial event in the story line is the hijacking of the bus, but it is not only Kate’s personal journey affected by this. Those of the children are also dramatically altered. One in particular is young Raymond who starts off being represented as an independent, intelligent young boy. There is not a lot said about his history at home but it is mentioned that he feels the need to impress others due to the fact that he is a ‘late baby’.