Comparison Of Lennie In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Lennie in the “Of Mice and Men” novel, by John Steinbeck, he created Lennie off a true story. In the “New York Times article in 1937”, Steinbeck said, “there was a person who he got the character Lennie for the novel “Of mice and Men.” He is real and in an insane asylum right now (saying back in 1937) in California, Steinbeck worked with the person Lennie was based from for multiple weeks but he did not kill a girl, he murdered a ranch foreman. He got mad because the boss fired his “little buddy” (like george is lennie’s “little buddy”) so he put a pitchfork through the man’s stomach over and over and over and so on. Steinbeck watched it happen and no one could stop it till it was too late. Does George’s dream that turned into…show more content…
When Candy told Crooks about the farm and Crooks wanted to go with and Candy was ok about it but as Candy was leaving Crooks said to forget about it so right there is where it dies for Crooks. Will the dream of George, Candy, and Crooks die? Yes! The dream is dead. Crooks knew he would never get a chance at a dream even though he wished it could because of the big guy. The author uses crooks loneliness in differentness to the other friendships. When Crooks and Lennie are in the barn, Crooks explains to Lennie that “a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick”(73), talking about himself. Steinbeck was trying to make Crooks appear completely different to George and Lennie’s characters. While George and Lennie have each other, Crooks only has his books, and even those books don’t make him happy, he says, “ain’t no good. A guy needs somebody -- to be near him” (72). Crooks room is said to have a lot of stuff lying around unorganized. By creating such a messy image of Crooks room, Steinbeck demonstrates that “being alone, Crooks could Leave his things about” (66). Crooks isolation is him being African-American. Crooks is a very lonely person, is used as a counterexample of the relationship between
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