In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two men named Lennie and George work as laborers on a ranch in Salinas Valley, California. They have the American Dream of owning a piece of land one day, and work very hard to try to achieve it. Through traits and dialogue, Steinbeck successfully portrays Lennie as a sympathetic character. He shows Lennie’s reliance on George, gives Lennie childlike behavior, and reveals Lennie’s lack of intelligence.
Of Mice and Men Introduce the Character The character I choose to analyze for this story is Lennie. Lennie is a nice, huge man who always follows his beloved friend, Gorge, everywhere. The personality of Lennie is of a young kid who conveys the reader with the feeling of innocence and liveliness. Lennie is one of the most important characters in this story. The existence of Lennie has inspired hope to other characters in many different ways. For example, because of Lennie, George and Candy have hope for their secure future; because of Lennie, Crooks and Curley’s wife can have someone to talk to and not being discriminated by their race or gender, and because of Lennie, the reader can laugh and smile at his innocent, yet adorable character, despite the lonely theme of this story about migrant
The problem with Lennie was that he was mentally disabled, back in the 1930's people did not understand things like that, and had no clue about disabled people. Lennie was sweet and loved thing that were soft. Lennie would put himself in very dangerous situations and with disability he lacked the capacity to control himself physically. Lennie did not understand how strong he was and they damage he would do until after the fact. He also shares the dream of having the small farm and tending to his small rabbit hutch. Since Lennie is mentally disabled he depends on George for almost everything. Lennie is like a small child that has to a have a parent nearby always or he will get into
During the Great Depression, the Western United States was a bleak and dreary place. Much of the working population at the time were migrant workers, who worked as farmhands for wealthier farm owners. These migrant workers often suffered from terrible working conditions, and horrendously low wages. As George and Lennie drift from job to job in search of liveable conditions and steady pay, they experience the cruel reality that moving up in society is near impossible. Even when George manages to find stable occupations for he and Lennie, Lennie seems to inevitably cause a disturbance, forcing them to abscond immediately. With the strength of an ox, but the mind of a child, Lennie is an oblivious destroyer, who gets little sympathy from
The Character of Lennie in Of Mice and Men In my opinion, Lennie Small is the most interesting character in Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck does a very good job describing and characterizing Lennie's personality. Lennie's character is, indeed, quite unique. A large man with enormous strength, yet kind and childlike, he seems to find joy in simple life pleasures like petting a furry animal and making the water ripple. Lennie's greatest difficulty seems to be remembering; and it is the lack of the ability to remember that ultimately leads to his tragedy at the end of the book. In the novel, Steinbeck seems to reinforce Lennie's characteristics of strength, kindness, childlike manner, and somewhat animal-like personality.
Lennie Small has a very symbolic importance in the novel Of Mice and Men. In the novel George Milton and Lennie Small both migrant workers pursue their dream of someday owning their own ranch by travelling around working as ranch hands to earn a living. The dream they share is to be able to "live off the fat of the land,". Lennie Small is a very complex character, although he may not appear to be at first glance. Lennie is the most interesting character in the novel because he differs from the other is many ways. Lennie Small ironically is a man of large stature and is very strong. He is child-like in his emotions and has a diminished mental capacity. Lennie's feelings are much like that of a normal person when you take into
Explore the ways Lennie is presented and developed in Of Mice and Men Although Lennie is among the main characters in ‘Of Mice and Men’, he is perhaps the least self-motivated. He experiences no significant changes, development, or growth throughout the novel and remains
In the beginning of the novella, Lennie is portrayed as innocent and dependent on George. When Lennie had a mouse and George asked for it, Steinbeck describes Lennie’s reaction
Lennie is the most sympathetic character in Of Mice and Men because he’s not very bright when it comes to things and happens to forget a lot. As George and Lennie are walking to go to a new ranch George asked Lennie
In the story Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck shows the protagonist of the story Lennie, as a sympathetic character. In the book, Lennie, a big strong guy and his friend George are on a journey away from their home town Weed, to a job on a ranch. Lennie is not
In life you have good friends and bad friends,which includes many types of friendships.An example of friendship can be found in John Steinbeck’s novella “Of Mice and Men”. The two main characters George and Lennie seemed to have a good friendship.After reading and analyzing this novella, I believe that George
In the Salinas River Valley, after the Great Depression, there were a large number of unemployed workers seeking jobs. In the fiction novel "Of Mice and Men," by John Steinbeck, Lennie Small is among one of those men. Lennie and his friend George both have just received jobs on a ranch as farm workers. What brings the two together is their dream to someday own their own land. Lennie has a lot of character and personality traits that define him. One trait that he has is he is very forgetful. Another trait he has is he is very curious. A final trait he has is that he is very reliant. Although he might not be the intelligent person in the book, he has a very well developed personality. Lennie demonstrates his personality and character
“I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog.” (Steinbeck pg 61) Steinbeck included this quote to foreshadow that George was going to shoot Lennie. It also helps justifies his reasoning for shooting him because George was not going
Lennie’s mental deficiency: And his turmoil because of it Lennie in of mice and men is someone we could probably all relate to one way or another in some aspects of his life. As in some way or another we have all been in some type of turmoil, and Lennie has to experience this type of turmoil every waking hour and day. As he is so kid like and naive he doesn't understand what is going on and why it’s going on. Because of this he must always be cared for by George which also puts a huge amount of guilt at all times on lennie as he feels bad for slowing george down and stopping him from having a good life, at least he thinks he’s stopping him.
Candy is the most sensitive and understanding person in this story. He is an older fellow and is very helpfull and nice to george and lennie by showing them around and helping the settle in. Candy just sticks to himself and minds his own business and spends his day in his shed with his half blind sheepdog, a dog that candy has raised since he was a pup. The dog is getting old and Carlson suggest they convince candy to shoot the dog to give him one of Slim’s pups. Candy doesn't want to because he emotionally attached to the dog. Many people feel the same way about animals. Lots of people