Lennie Untrustness

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At the beginning of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”, Lennie is characterized as unintelligent and untrustworthy. In the first to chapters of the story Lennie is shown as a character that constantly keeps things from his friend George, even though he is very obedient when given an order. In the first few pages of the story it is found that he is hiding a dead mouse in his pocket, when told that it should be thrown away he denies its existence. George looked sharply at him. “What’d you take outta that pocket?” “Ain’t a thing in my pocket,” Lennie said cleverly. (Steinbeck, 5) The use of the word cleverly hints towards the idea that Lennie is hiding something from George, but still lies to him about what it is. Not a few sentences later, it
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