Of Mice And Men And Flowers For Algernon Analysis

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In some cases, the main characters of two very different books can share many similarities and differences. One example of this was shown in the novels, Of Mice and Men and Flowers for Algernon. In Of Mice and Men, the novel took place during the Great Depression. Lennie, the main character, and his best friend George conquered this toilsome time together. They found work at a farm in California. In Flowers for Algernon, Charlie Gordon was a mentally impaired man that wanted nothing else but to be smart. He went through a series of procedures and experiments to become smarter. Both of the main characters in the novels, Of Mice and Men and Flowers for Algernon, contain many similarities and differences within them such as having true friends,…show more content…
To emphasize, Charlie ran away from home since he knew that he was going to die. “Thats why 1m going away from New York for good. I dont want to do nothing like that agen.” (Keyes 21). A few weeks after the operations, Charlie knew that his brain was shrinking because he started to do research on Algernon who had received the same operations. Over time, Charlie started to lose his knowledge and he became depressed. He then decided that he was going to move away from New York. Lennie also ran away, but he was not aware that he was going to die. For instance, when Lennie accidentally killed Curley 's wife, Lennie decided to go back to the brush. “Lennie said softly, ‘I di’n’t forget, you bet, God damn. Hide in the brush an’ wait for George.’” (Steinbeck 141). At the beginning of the novel, George had told Lennie that if anything bad were to happen to him, to go to the brush and George would know where Lennie had went. Shortly after Curley had found his wife laying dead in the stables, he gathered all of the workers together and set off to go find Lennie. Little did they know that Lennie was in the brush and George met him shortly after everyone left. When George arrived, he relaxed Lennie and shot him in the back of the head because he knew that Curley was going to find him and kill
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