Why Is Lennie Important In Of Mice And Men

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Imagine having to take care of someone the same age as you. Would your life be different or would things still be the same. In John Steinbeck's novel, Mice and Men, George and Lennie are two migrant farm workers who search for work on the fields in the state of Salinas, California, but who have to travel place from place to find a job. Although George and Lennie are two grown men, George still has to take care of Lennie. Since the way Lennie acts like a little boy he can’t take care of himself. George knows that Lennie is not like other men because of the way he speaks and acts around animals such as rabbits and mice. I want to prove that the most important thing in Mice and Men are Lennie’s rabbit, salinas river, and George shooting Lennie. …show more content…

Every time George tells Lennie about the house. Lennie gets excited about the animals and imagines himself having a lot of rabbits around him, petting them and feeding them. “ Lennie shouted. "An' have rabbits. Go on, George! Tell about what we're gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it. Tell about that George.Whyn't you do it yourself? You know all of it. No…you tell it. It ain't the same if I tell it. Go on…George.”( Steinbeck, 119). This shows how Lennie is obsessed with rabbits, but it also demonstrates that George cares for Lennie and cares on sharing a home with him. In the quote Lennie's states that George tells him the story of their dream house and that one day they are going to have rabbits which made Lennie very happy. Even though Lennie would forget half of the story, George would still tell him the story. In the drawing I drew a rabbit which represents George and Lennie's relationship between each other. George and Lennie are in a search for a job in California which they cross through a river in salinas. George and Lennie had a conversation that if something goes wrong on the new …show more content…

“ Lennie, promise me that you won’t forget to come here if anything goes wrong.”( Steinbeck, 40). This quote shows how George is giving instructions to Lennie that if anything goes wrong on the job, that he has to go to the Salinas river and wait until he gets there. Not only that, it shows how George cares about Lennie by telling him to go to a place that no one would know only them. In the drawing I drew the Salinas river because it also represents the relationship between them. Additionally, that’s where George tells him to hide but also kills him for his own good. George had to do something to stop Lennie from hurting other people. He didn’t have choice on what to do rather then kill him because of the harm he was doing. Nevertheless, he had a choice on killing himself or letting some other stranger do it for him. “ A shot sounded in the distance. The men looked quickly at the old man. Every head turned toward him. For a moment he continued to stare at the ceiling. Then he rolled slowly over and faced the wall and lay silent.”( Steinbeck, 268). This quote shows how Candy should've killed his own dog rather than a stranger kill him. So George killed Lennie so he won’t suffer the pain of his friend rather than letting a stranger kill him he did. I drew this because it shows how George had to kill Lennie for his own good,but it also represents that he had to kill him so he won’t regret someone else killing

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