Similarities Between Lennie And Frankenstein

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Lennie Smalls of Of Mice and Men is a character often and rightfully compared to the Creature from Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Through their similarities and their differences, Lennie and the Creature prove the idea society brutalizes those who differentiate from societal norms. Lennie and Frankenstein’s creature have shared attributes, both physical and mental, that contribute to them being outcast by and attacked by the general population. One shared trait between the man and the zombie is their immense and, often described as grotesque, sizes. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Lennie is described to be a bear, large and boarish to the point where anyone who sees him remarks on his size; and in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein;
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