Of Mice And Men Lennie Quotes

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In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck portrays opposite personas, as George represents a smart and brave character, and Lennie acts as a follower to George, showing fear and discomfort around others. To begin, usually when you first meet someone, there is a sense of shyness. Displayed in the reading, Lennie shows he is shy when he meets Curley’s Wife, and is nervous on interacting with her. Towards the end of the story, Lennie makes a difficult decision, as he decides to kill Lennie with a gunshot to the back of the head. In George’s defense, he should kill him, as he causes so much trouble to their dream idea. Also, Lennie was going to get killed by Curley either way, as he killed Curley’s Wife. Continuing, Lennie has the potential…show more content…
Within the novel it states, “Tell about what we're gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it” (Steinbeck 15). This quote shows that Lennie is causing distraught to George, leaving him to potentially ruin their future. Also, George took in Lennie when Lennie’s Aunt left him to George, so George trusted Lennie to not cause trouble to his passion. Something distinct to an individual, a personality trait, is shown in Lennie as his behavior results in him making unwilling choices towards others. George shooting Lennie in the back of the head was a good choice, as he was causing to much harm to George, as George has to watch over him. Finally, Lennie’s death occurred as he does to much to the town and Curley, and putting Lennie out of his misery was a good choice. George’s decision to kill Lennie was appropriate, as he causes to much irritation. Lennie causing trouble to Curley causes Curley to go after Lennie, just like what would happen in the real world if you messed with someone. Lennie would cause more trouble in the future if he wasn't killed, so George had to do it. Overall, George made the correct decision, as Lennie would become more of a problem in the future, especially messing up the American Dream, that they talked about
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