Lennie faced a lot of dilemmas in “Of Mice and Men” and Cosmo has faced some dilemmas in his show. Lennie was faced with the choice of doing right or wrong, the tricky thing is he doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong. He just remembers (sometimes) what George tells him. Lennie doesn’t know what is right and what is wrong so when a woman yells because he is pulling her hair too hard he covers her mouth and suffocated her. The reason he did this was because George told him not to mess with her and if he does he could get them in a lot of trouble and possibly ruin their dream of having a farm together.
George may do things to Lennie which Lennie finds "mean", like alaways taking away dead mice from him, but unlike Lennie, the reader can understand why he does this. If the mouse's body was infected, then it would do damage to Lennie as the mouse "ain't fresh". This clearly shows that George cares about Lennie. George also cares about Lennie physically and can't stand to see him hurt, as he tell Lennie to "get him [Curley]" when Curley is attacking him, and also immediatly defends Lennie when Curley verbally attacks him - "Lennie didn't do nothing to him". All of this shows that George is a caring person who is loyal to Lennie and can't stand to see him bullied or hurt.
Lennie also as the misfortune to have a feeble mind in a very strong body. He does not appreciate or understand his own strength as we see him destroy anything living from mice to Curley’s wife. His physical strength presents a challenge to Curley, but as he learns when Lennie crushes his hand, coupled with his lack of cognition Lennie is a lethal cocktail. Lennie’s other disadvantage is the time in which he lives. He is threatened with being ‘locked in the booby hatch’ and really the options for helping someone
When George tells him about the ranch he insists that he tell him about the rabbits but actions of Lennie foreshadows that pets will be trouble for him because at the start of the book Lennie finds a mouse but the mouse keeps moving so Lennie tightens his grip and kills the mouse. This is foreshadowing that if he has pets he might kill them, which he does further in the books. Lennie gets a secret pet puppy. Once again the pet does something that Lennie doesn’t like so he holds it very tight and kills the puppy. Lennie knows he had done something wrong because he was thinking George won’t let him have rabbits, so he hid the puppy in hay in the barn.
An example of Sykes lack of morals is, “If you such a big fool dat you got to have a fit over an earth worm or a string, ah don’t keer how bad ah skeer you” (705). Cleary Sykes does not care if he hurts or scares Delia and continuous to scare Delia with his ruthless actions. Delia also has lack of morals. Delia shows her lack of moral by leaving her husband in the house
This idea that the innocent always suffer, is actually a false statement. In reality, those who suffer are actually the guilty. In the novel Of Mice and Men, the author, John Steinbeck, attempts to show this to the reader. Throughout this novel, there are multiple examples of characters who suffer including Curley, his wife, and Lennie; however, these three characters are all guilty and
George’s dominance is also shown through a simile, “Like a terrier who doesn’t want to bring a ball back to his master” where George is the master and Lennie is the terrier. At the bunkhouse, we find words such as “white-washed” and “unpainted” contrast to the Edenic setting at the beginning. Foreshadowing is used throughout the book, such as how Lennie dies the same way as Candy’s
Okay, these are exactly the same as “how far” questions. You need to say that we do feel sorry for Lennie, but also we don’t. Here is what I would do:- Paragraph one – He doesn’t understand, he is completely naïve and dependent * “I di’n’t mean no harm, George” * “let ‘im have what, George?” * “It’s mean here” * “I can just as well go away” Paragraph two – He loses everything, his dream, the mice and the pup * “He pulled the trigger” * “he ain’t gonna let me tend the rabbits” * “you’ve broke it pettin’ it” * “An’ then he was dead” Paragraph three – He is consistently picked on by other men, including
Of Mice and Men In Of Mice and Men lots of the characters have many troubles and problems: primarily with loneliness and segregation for being different which make you sympathize the characters. Lennie is the most obvious character to sympathize as he gets killed at the end of the novella and seems to have a child like mind as shown by how Slim notices this by saying “He jes like a kid” Steinbeck shows Lennie as childlike to show that Lennie is innocent, this is used to show that when Lennie does something wrong he does not do this to be cruel but he is just oblivious to what he is doing. Secondly, Steinbeck likens Lennie to an animal through the way Lennie moves; “dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws” which shows Lennies vulnerability as when he is killed he is not aware of what is going to happen which is similar to how the way Old Candy’s dog was killed as the dog did not know what was going to happen to it and just followed Carlson unaware of Carlson’s intentions; this trusting nature of Lennie makes the reader sympathize him.
“I remembered well how they beat me up the last time.” (Kaffir Boy 17) The narrator had no choice as he knew if he opened up the police would beat him up again. Because of previous experiences the narrator’s choice was already made. “Well, you keep away from her, ‘cause she’s a rat-trap if I ever seen one.” (Of Mice and Men 36) George is telling Lennie to stay away from Curley’s wife as he knows from a previous experience that Lennie will try to pet or touch the girl. This is another example where the event is determined by a previous