Characters In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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This novel by John Steinbeck starts by a description of a beautiful landscape. He describes a pool, trees and rabbits – in general a beautiful landscape that seems very idyllic. Here we meet the protagonists who are the lifelong friends George and Lennie. George and Lennie have escaped from their old farm and are now looking for a new one. Lennie and George have the typical dream ‘the American dream’. The climax is when Lennie kills the inheritance of the farm’s wife. The story takes a sudden turn and the excitement of anticipation rises. Now George has to make a decision he never thought he should do. Lennie and George are contrasting persons. Lennie is this huge man, with a lot of muscles, he is kind of retarded and he is just doing what George tells him. Lennie does not have a very good memory, which results that George gets very annoyed at him because George have to tell him the same things over and over again. Lennie likes to touch/pet soft things, and he always messing things up because he does not have the brain capacity to think beyond the situation. George is the little man with the brain. He loves to feel powerful and that is why he makes a fool out of Lennie or he used to do; now instead he likes Lennie’s company. Before she died, George promised Lennie’s aunt that he would take care of him because though he is grown and strong he is simple-minded and cannot survive on his own. “All the subordinate characters live on the ranch, and they are impersonated by the
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