Of Mice And Men Movie And Book Comparison Essay

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Typically, people these days prefer watching movies over reading books. However, it can be interesting to read a book as well as watch the movie to find similarities and differences. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, has two main characters: George Milton and Lennie Small. The movie, released in 1992, focuses on the same characters’ adventures working on a ranch during the Great Depression. There are several similarities between Lennie in the movie and the book, including him liking to touch anything soft and him acting like George 's child. However, there are also differences between the two, such as Lennie’s size and his mental abilities. To start, one of the main similarities between the movie and the novel is Lennie liking to touch soft things. In Weed, the town George and Lennie last worked, Lennie petted a girl’s dress and, as George says, “Well, that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law she been raped,” which resulted in them fleeing town. George yells at Lennie for keeping a dead mouse in his pocket because he wants to touch it. Lennie also touches Curley’s wife’s hair and breaks her neck, which causes a party to attempt to kill him. Likewise, George and Lennie’s plan to own a ranch after they finish…show more content…
While George and Lennie buck barley in the movie, George sees Lennie hauling by himself as much as two other guys haul together and he smiles as if he would if he were proud of his own son. George also must give Lennie orders and care for him just as though Lennie were his own child. While Curley beats up Lennie, George must yell, “Get him Lennie,” because Lennie doesn’t know what to do. At the beginning of the novel, George orders Lennie to wait for him in the brush by the river if he ever gets in trouble. Similarly, when Lennie starts taking his pup out too much, George advises him to put the pup away since he doesn’t realize he will hurt
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