Of Mice And Men: Insight Into The Life Of The Characters



In the novel Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck illustrates the
possibilities that life has and its effects on Lennie, Crooks and George.
It shows a view of two outsiders struggling to understand their own unique
places in the world. Steinbeck suggests humans have the natural potential
to seek happiness although the potential can be fatal or harmful.
Although Lennie does not have the potential to be smart, Lennie has
the potential to be a hard worker. However, Lennie's strength did not work
with him and the result was fatal. Lennie is an extremely large man who had
the strength of a bull. With the use of his strength, he was great worker
but did not understand how strong he was. ...

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to hold on to objects. Lennie is just like
a child. He will do what ever George tells him to: "Curley was flopping
like a fish on a line, and his closed fist was lost in Lennie's hand.
George slapped [Lennie] in the face again and again and still Lennie held
on. Through Lennie's actions we can see that Lennie is very similar to a
child. Lennie's first instinct when he is scared is to hold on. Just as a
little kid holds on to its mum or dad when they become frightened, Lennie
holds on to objects.
As of Lennie's low intelligence to understand his strength, he
becomes frightened and kills Curley's wife and as a result, she ends up
being killed : "She took Lennie's hand and put it on her headů And then she
cried angrily. Lennie's fingers closed on her hair and hung on. He shook
her and her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still". Lennie did
not understand his strength and became frightened, and once again just like
just like a little child he held on. But he ended up ...

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