Character Analysis Of Lennie In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the novel “Of Mice and Men” by Steinbeck, the character Lennie Small is an important key to understand Steinbeck’s purpose. Lennie’s personality, his relationship with George, his mental problems and his physical attributes are critical factors in the novel. Lennie’s personality is like that of a child. He is so innocent and childish that he can’t understand important things in life. Lennie is like a little boy; he makes things that little kids make. For example when Lennie said this to George: “I don’t like this place George. This aint no good place. I want to get outa here.” With that words Lennie demonstrate that he has the personality of a little boy, he just look at things like a child. 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…show more content…
Their relationship is really weird because nobody really understands why George takes care of Lennie, but for him Lennie is like a responsibility and also means companion. This is reflected when George said this to Lennie: “No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, and I aint now. That’s a thing I want you to know.” Lennie loves George, he is like a role model for him and he admires him. In the novel that is demonstrated when Lennie says to George: “But I would eat none, I’d leave it all for you George.” With those words Lennie demonstrates the admiration and loyalty he has for his best friend. Thus, Steinbeck uses Lennie to demonstrate the purpose of the novel. He wants to indicate that no matter what are the circumstances or what people thinks about it, if you care a person, you have to be loyal and unconditional with
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