In the novel, before George kills Lennie, Lennie escapes and goes to hide in the brush down by the river, he starts to hallucinate. He sees his deceased Aunt Clara whom is telling him that he should repay George for taking such good care of him not doing bad things. He also sees a giant rabbit who tells him that George is going to beat the heck out of him and then leave. Then Lennie yells George’s name and he comes. In the movie, Lennie has no hallucinations of his Aunt Clara and of a giant rabbit.
Although Lennie doesn't like the ranch, because of George's words and Lennie's trust in George, Lennie stays on the ranch. Their friendship is being tested with the trust that Lennie has in George. Another example of the trust between George and Lennie is when they are in the clearing. George tells Lennie if he gets in trouble to "come right here an' hide in the brush… Hide in the brush till I come for you." (15).
He wasn’t comfortable in the ranch so he wanted to leave, and that is exactly how a little boy acts. Also, Lennie is a very innocent person. He look at things in a different way that anyone else, he can’t realize if he is doing a good or a bad thing. In the novel when he tells George: “If you don’t want me I can go off in the hills and find a cave. I can go away any
Throughout Lennie and George’s life, death shows up repeatedly and affects both of their lives, each in different ways. Lennie’s Aunt Clara has passed away and this leaves him with no living relatives or friends. He also has no one to care for him
The book describes one who is mentally challenged, Lennie, and another one who cares for Lennie, named George. Lennie is continuously getting into trouble and causing problems for George. When Lennie snapped the neck of Curley 's wife it forces George to break the social contract between the two of them. In retaliation for Lennie’s actions, George shot Lennie because of justified anger, mercy,
The author uses the word “furiously” to show how angry George is that Lennie makes his life so hard. Then George claims he was just “foolin’” because he really does care about Lennie and he got carried away with what he was saying. He wants Lennie to be his companion. Lennie’s character is compared to a baby, they both require a lot of care by someone who is willing to take their good times with their bad. First, George says, “Blubberin’ like a baby!”(10).
In a sense George puts down Lennie for his own safety too because if he had of remained alive he would've most likely suffered a worser fate. Steinbeck further presents the idea of Lennie being "put down" when Candys dog is shot by Carlson. This foreshadows Lennies fate as the dog is shot just as Lennie is at the end of the novella. This could of influenced George's decision to kill Lennie, as he see's Candys dog being shot and he see's the aftermath of the effect that it has on candy. I think this will of made George's decision easier as he knows that it's the best thing for Lennie.
He life has so far been trying to keep a steady job while caring and looking after Lennie, who easily gets them kicked out of almost every place they go to. “An’ you ain’t gonna do no bad things like you done in Weed, neither,”(Steinbeck 8). George honestly knew he would be better off without Lennie. But because of Lennie’s aunt, he would keep him safe even if a town was after him. Multiple times he has saved Lennie from others who misinterpreted him for a fool or a creep, when really they acted on impulse than understand the situation at
He knows what the other men are going to do to him. He finds Lennie, puts him in his happy place and kill him before anyone else could. Since George cared so much about Lennie 's death was less tragic than it would have been if the other men found Lennie. Curley 's abandoned his wife showed her little love and compassion. She was lonely and sought attention from anyone who would talk to her, leading to her death.