Of Mice And Men Lennie Small Analysis

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Lennie Small is one of the main characters in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Don’t be fooled: Lennie Small is the total opposite of small. He is quite tall and is as times compared to have the strength of a bear however, his actions are compared to be similar to the innocence of a dog or a child. Although Lennie is mentally handicapped he has a really good friend. So, why is George such a loyal friend to Lennie? When they were first introduced to us in the book they were dressed identically with denim pants and coasts. They also “wore black, shapeless hats and both carries a tight blanket rolls slung over their shoulders.” They were two farmers traveling from place to place to find work. It’s hard to tell them apart from the description, but we soon learn that they are actually completely different: “Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly. He pushed himself back, drew up his knees, embraced them, looked over to George to see whether he had it just right. He pulled his hat down a little more over his eyes, the way George's hat was.” From this, we learn that there’s something off about Lennie. He reminds us of children playing the game of copying their parents because they want to be just like them one day. Just like a child, Lennie can be very stubborn. For example, he asks George to tell him a…show more content…
During most of the story we can tell that Lennie focuses on things like his dream of tending the rabbits; and he is always trying to make George happy, for example by letting him have all of the imaginary ketchup so George could eat his beans with it. It’s safe to say that George can find Lennie a bit annoying at times. What will help us understand why Lennie and George are such good friends it this quote: “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you.” What this means is that Lennie need someone to look after him, and George need someone to care
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