Taking Care Of Lennie In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Tapanga Borkosky Mrs. Tardibuono Lit 10, 5b/c Sept. 20, 2016 Of Mice and Men In 1937, John Steinbeck wrote a book called Of Mice and Men. The book was about two friends, Lennie Small and George Milton. George and Lennie traveled with each other to different places in California. Lennie relies on George for almost everything, and George slowly get sick of it. George is a small man, with strong features, and strong hands. George watches over, and takes care of Lennie. Lennie is a very large man with no features. George has taken on the role of taking care of Lennie, since they have been traveling. Lennie pushes and pushes George throughout the book, and like anyone else, George snapped. Starting in chapter one, Lennie was always a handful. George would get angry at Lennie sometimes, and lash out. George believes his life would be better without Lennie sometimes. He once told Lennie, “I could get along so easily and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail” (Steinbeck 7). In other words, George tells…show more content…
Lennie gets George into trouble all of the time, and George is trying to stand his ground. George does not want to keep taking the heat for everything Lennie messes up. George does not want Lennie to tell other people their business and in chapter four, Lennie does the exact thing George told him not to do. Lennie told Crooks the plans George had and George said, “I though I tol’ you not to tell nobody” (Steinbeck 83). Lennie told Crooks things he was told not to. Lennie does not think of others; he just does whatever he wants. Although Lennie loves George and wants to be in his life his actions tell different. Lennie acts on impulse, and that will push George away even more. The longer George and Lennie stay together the more George is being pushed. Lennie cannot keep secrets nor keep George out of trouble. Friends will start to change and leave when they have been pushed to the
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