Lennie Smalls In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men How do you think society handle people who are different? People differently when I moved to Connecticut. Everyone talked about me and did not like me because I’m from Texas. Everyone called me dumb because I did not have the same education as everyone else. People use to say “You’ll never be as smart as me because you are from a dumb state.” They use to make fun of my accent they would taunt me and say “Howdy y’all!” and act like a cowboy. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men setting of the 1930’s in Salinas Valley, California we meet the static and round character Lennie Smalls and his best friend George a dynamic character. While it is obvious to the reader that Lennie has a mental disability because of his actions, it is never directly stated. However, when he… “I’d pet ‘em, and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then they was dead- because they was so little.” (Steinbeck 10). This shows he…show more content…
He must do everything for Lennie. “You never had none you crazy bastard. I got both of ‘em here. Think I’d let you carry your own work card?” He even told people what his name was so that Lennie did not mess anything up. If also took an emotional toll because he killed his best friend so Lennie did not cause anymore trouble like he did when he killed Curley’s wife. “And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle close to the back of Lennie’s head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. 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.” (Steinbeck 106)This took an emotional toll because he killed his best friend. He could’ve helped him by teaching him right from wrong. But he could not have helped him because Lennie kept forgetting what was right from

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