Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

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Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck is a touching novel that reaches deep into our hearts. It is a tale two migrate farm workers by the name of Lenny and George struggling to maintain their friendship throughout the Great depression. They have been booted from their town due to a series of unfortunate happenings. Unlike other men these Lenny and George have something- companionship and a dream. Unfortunately the dream never becomes a reality: Lenny mental impairment causes him to accidently kill the boss’s son’s wife and eventually he is killed also. Lenny mental impairment causes him to do many things that play a large role in the novella. Lenny is not alone in the list of characters who posses impairment. Along side Lenny, Curly and his wife also have impairments that affect their role throughout the story. Lenny Small is one of the main characters. Lenny is born with a mental disability. The mental disability often causes him to have childish tendencies therefore his best friend George has to take care of him. Lenny’s last name is Small’s. He is not. Lenny is a big, strong a childlike. He often thinks about living on a small farm, tending to colorful rabbits, hearing bedtime stories and to touching soft things. This causes problems because due to impairment Lenny is unaware of his own strength. Throughout the novel Lenny’s obliviousness to his own strength creates various quandaries. In the beginning of the novel Lenny’s is accused of rape for holding onto a girls dress

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