Lennie gives George stature. If one were to imagine Lennie on a ranch with a bunch of animals, especially with small ones like rabbits, no matter how Candy crunched the numbers, there would be no way they could make profit off of the rabbits given the projected amount of rabbits Lennie would kill.
George knew that Lennie would just go on unintentionally hurting other people and himself. He has a dark face and "restless eyes" and "sharp, strong features" including a "thin, bony nose.
He is described by others, with some irony, as "handy", partly because he likes to keep a glove filled with vaseline on his left hand. He killed a ranch foreman. Therefore, George not only killed Lennie out of mercy but also because he knows that they will never attain their dream and that he would rather kill Lennie at a moment when he was at peace and happy then risk another time.
George thought that there was no way for them to escape them, and so it was almost already decided that Lennie would die. Lennie was a real person. He also mentions the story of Andy Cushman, a man who is now in prison because of a "tart.
George made the right decision in putting Lennie down. Continued on next page His love for soft things conspires against him, mostly because he does not know his own strength, and eventually becomes his undoing.
When Candy joins up with George and Lennie later, he states that he should have killed his dog instead of letting a stranger do it. For a moment he was business-like. He constantly reprimands the farm hands and accuses some of fooling around with his wife. The ranch is owned by "a big land company" according to Candy.
The characters are composites to a certain extent. Lennie tries to stop her yelling and eventually, and accidentally, kills her by breaking her neck. He was bound in teasing Lennie since he was young. However, her spiteful side is shown when she belittles them and threatens Crooks to have him lynched.
George meets Lennie at the place, their camping spot before they came to the ranch. His friendship with Lennie helps sustain his dream of a better future.
Slim gives a puppy to Lennie and Candy, whose loyal, accomplished sheep dog was put down by fellow ranch-hand Carlson. Proud, bitter, and cynical, he is isolated from the other men because of the color of his skin.
It is only 30, words in length. So when George knew that Lennie was going to die, he felt that it would be better if he did it himself. George sympathizes with Lennie as he never gets a good grip on his strength and does not want him to suffer such a painful and wrongful death.
The reason for this was to make sure that Lennie died happy. Structured in three acts of two chapters each, it is intended to be both a novella and a script for a play. Lennie possesses the greatest physical strength of any character, which should therefore establish a sense of respect as he is employed as a ranch hand.
Lennie wanders into the stable, and chats with Crooks, the bitter, yet educated stable buck, who is isolated from the other workers racially.
Carlson offers to shoot the old dog, complaining many times of the smell.
Therefore, George knows that the only way to protect Lennie is to shoot him. But while Steinbeck includes this story of hope, the preponderance of the chapter is dark. He is very jealous and protective of his wife and immediately develops a dislike toward Lennie. As George, Candy and Crooks are positive, action- oriented characters, they wish to purchase a homestead, but because of the Depression, they are unable to generate enough money.
The reader may ask himself, why did George kill Lennie now and not run away like they did in Weed? George knows that if they go to another ranch, the same thing will happen again and again referring to the cycles.Of Mice and Men: Chapter 2 John Steinbeck.
Behind him came George, and behind George, Lennie. Of Mice and Men: Chapter 3 4. Of Mice and Men: Chapter 4. Of Mice and Men is a novella written by author John Steinbeck. Published init tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States.
Dec 12, · Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Book Summary and Review) - Minute Book Report Curley sends his men, including George, to hunt down Lennie with a shoot-to-kill policy, as it is suspected. Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck. BUY SHARE. BUY! Home; Literature Notes; Of Mice and Men; Chapter 3; Table of Contents.
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Start studying Of Mice and Men CH 1. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men,Lennie is a mentally challenged and strong migrant worker who travels with George, his smart friend.
When the body of Curley’s wife was found at their new place of work, everyone knew Lennie had done it.Download