Lennie And George

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English essay ‘Of Mice and Men’ The main two characters in the story are Lennie and George. A central feature of the novel is the unlikely relationship between these two friends and to some point brothers. On the face of it, it appears that Lennie, because of his mental immaturity, is totally reliant on George for his survival and for his main goal of getting work at the various ranches where they are sent. Equally important is the extent to which George relies on Lennie for companionship in the generally unfriendly and lonely environment of the migrant workers. Both Lennie and George "were dressed in denim trousers and in denim coats with brass buttons. Both wore black, shapeless hats and both carried tight blanket rolls slung over their shoulders." this showed that they travelled light and moving constantly with not a lot of money, and the denim clothes illustrate that they both work low payment jobs. George "was small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features. Every part of him was defined: small, strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose." However, Lennie is the complete opposite to George, Lennie is " a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws. His arms did not swing at his side, but hung loosely". Lennie is loving and lonely, but because of his immaturity he doesn't realise his strength, which gets him and George in trouble, because of his intellectual disability he likes to touch anything soft which also gets them in trouble, this occurred in the last ranch they worked in, when Lennie touched the dress of a young girl and that caused trouble and lead to them being chased out of the ranch. George on the other hand, is the complete opposite of Lennie he is smart, strong and talks to people. George
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