The Tragedy Of Lennie In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Running away from a crime is never acceptable; Lennie ran away after committing the crime of killing Curley’s wife. A book called “Of Mice and Men,” written by John Steinbeck is about a long adventure with Lennie and George trying to fulfill their American dream. Their American dream was to own a farm, but it did not turn out the way they expected. George ends up shooting Lennie for the crime he had committed. George did make the right decision for killing Lennie because he is always ruining their chance to fulfill their American dream, causing trouble, and being harmful to the society. Throughout the story, Lennie is not beneficial in attaining their American dream. Curley’s wife was accused of ruining their American dream; she is known to be troublesome by being flirtatious around the men. She told Lennie to touch her hair, which started the chaos. It is Lennie’s fault because George specifically told him to stay away from that rat trap. In the text it said, “ ‘Let go,’ she cried. ‘You let go!’ Lennie was in a panic… And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (Steinbeck 91). In this quote, Lennie is chaotic and went into a panic when she started yelling at him. This shows that Lennie cannot simply live without doing something…show more content…
When they were at Weed, Lennie touches the lady’s red dress to feel the soft material. The lady thinks he is threatening her which led them to run out of Weed. In the text it says, “So he reaches out to feel this red dress an’ the girl lets out a squawk… He was so scairt he couldn’t let go of that dress… Well, that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law that she been raped” (Steinbeck 41-42). This shows that Lennie causes a dilemma that leads them out of their old workplace, Weed. This is one of many examples that show Lennie causes difficulty for George; Lennie usually leads George some problems. Consequently, he is shown as a troublemaker by doing these bad
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