In the novel George and Lennie have a friendship were George tells Lennie what to do and Lennie does it. Lennie’s mental states causes him to sometimes forget stuff, and can’t makes decisions as quick as everyone else. George has to take care of Lennie and he tells Lennie what to do. Steinbeck uses George and Lennie to show the theme of power and control. Lennie’s strength is used to show that having power was a big thing during the Great
This is one of many examples that show Lennie causes difficulty for George; Lennie usually leads George some problems. Consequently, he is shown as a troublemaker by doing these bad
In the book, George and Lennie travel around together to find jobs. They travel from town to town trying to make good money. George is trying to make sure Lennie has a job. He is trying to help him out to be successful, and one of the ways he does that, is by traveling with him. George explains to Slim, “‘it’s a lot nicer to go around with a guy you know’”(35).
But he was too dumb to even know he had a joke played on him. I had fun. Made me seem God damn smart alongside of him,’”(40). Lennie admits to Slim that he used to be mean to Lennie to make himself seem superior. Seperately, Crooks is oppressed for being black.
Lennie says he won’t be able to tend the rabbits. Curley’s wife convinces Lennie to stay and talk to her because the guys are playing a horseshoe tournament outside and none of them would leave until it was over. Lennie is still uneasy and tells her to go but she changes the subject to his dog and Lennie talks to her even though he is not supposed to. She keeps him talking even though he isn’t supposed to. She tells Lennie about her dream to become a famous actress.
This here’s my room. Nobody 's got any right in here but me”. Lennie just went in there because he saw a light. Crooks got offended because why would he let them in his room if he isn’t allowed to be on their bunkhouses. When the men are playing cards in Crooks room he isn’t allowed to play.
This will make Lennie a very likeable character towards the readers. The readers would really want to see him do well in the story. Lennie also wants to see George be happy by offering to live alone in a cave in the hills. He did not want to be a burden to George, so he was willing to do something that would hurt him, but help George making him seem like an innocent
Jesus Christ, somebody'd shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself” (Steinbeck 13). George is protecting Lennie because they are close friends and he did promise his Aunt Clara before she died that he would look out for him. Protection is apart of being a friend and a companion because that is what a quality friend does. The day before Lennie and George started work, George said, “Lennie- if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush” (Steinbeck 15). Knowing Lennie’s past and the way he acts
Crooks insults Lennie’s intelligence multiple times while he is in his room. Upon arriving in Crooks’s room, Lennie explains to Crooks about his plans to tend to the rabbits and own his own farm with George. In response to Lennie’s dream, Crooks states that Lennie is “nuts”(69) and “crazy as a wedge” (69). Despite initially inviting Lennie into his room to gain companionship, Crooks constantly points out Lennie’s unintelligence. Usually, Crooks is an outsider among the men at the ranch.
“‘Lennie-if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush’”(Steinbeck 15). John Steinbeck included this in the story because where Lennie goes after he had killed Curley’s wife is an important part because George knows where to go after Lennie had gotten into trouble and is able to get there before the other men on the ranch find him. The inconvenience that Lennie causes prior to Lennie and George getting their new jobs foreshadows the ending because the readers and piece together that if Lennie causes trouble everywhere that he goes, he is bound to cause trouble at the ranch. A point in the story where the author uses foreshadowing to lead us to the ending is when Candy has to kill his dog. The men on the ranch tell Candy that he should get rid of his dog because it isn't any good to itself or anyone on the ranch.