George Milton And Lennie Small Analysis

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Of Mice and Men 1) The relationship between George Milton and Lennie Small is similar to a relationship between a father and son. Like a father, George cares for Lennie by always keeping him out of harms way and in more than one occasion keeping him out of trouble,“But not us! An’ why? Because…because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you and that’s why.” (p.15). No matter what Lennie does wrong George sticks by him and helps him when he is needed most. Like when they were run out of Weed. George was there to make sure he wasn’t killed, because Lennie was accused of raping a girl. When all he really did was feel her dress, “Well, he seen this girl in a red dress. Dumb bastard like he is, he wants to touch ever’thing he likes. Just wants to feel it. So he reaches out to feel this red dress an’ the girl lets out a squawk, and that gets Lennie all mixed up, and he holds on ‘cause that’s the only thing he …show more content…

Yet when George appears he seems solemnly quiet and refuses to yell at Lennie. Like in the beginning of the story Lennie made the same offer to go off and live in a cave and once more Lennie said no. This gave Lennie the impression he was going to stay but in short time he would be dead. Lennie asked to hear the same farm story from the beginning of the book again, “We’ll have a cow. An’ we’ll have maybe a pig an’ chickens…an’ down the flat we’ll have a… little piece alfalfa-”(p.103). Except this time was different, George began pulling out Carlson’s Luger and raising it to Lennie’s head. By the time the others had found Lennie and George, Lennie was already dead, “He pulled the trigger. the crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering.”

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