Sympathization Of Lennie In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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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.…show more content…
I get awful lonely.” Curley’s wife may appear to be cruel but she is probably good natured and is just cruel out of frustration, Steinbeck reinforces the fact that she is good natured by the letter to Miss Luce which he explains that Curley’s wife was taught from a young age to be morally
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