• Lennie George Wrong Doesn
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    'Irresponsible' George and Lennie are two friends trying to make there dreams come true. George feels like he is responsible for Lennie after Lennie's Aunt Clara dies. This shows that George cares about him and is a loyal friend. Unfortunately, he doesn't always go about it the right way. In Steinbech's Of Mice and Men there are several occurrences of the misuse of taking responsibility. Lennie is mentally handicapped. Once, George told him to jump off a bridge and he did it, almost drowning. A...
  • Of Mice And Men Summary
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    The book is about two men named Lennie and George. Lennie is a slow witted character but he is very large in size. George is the more smarter one of the two but kind of small. At the beginning of the book Lennie and George are running away from a town named Weed because Lennie had gotten them in trouble. Lennie likes to touch soft and pretty things but since he is a little slow he doesn't realize what he is doing wrong. So Lennie and George need to find new jobs. They go to a ranch to look for ...
  • George And Lennie Men Candy Curleys
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    Summary John Steinbeck wrote the book Of Mice & Men in 1937 during the Great Depression. The book is about the lives of two men who travel from job to job working on ranches and farms. These two main characters are George Milton and Lennie Small. George is a short, slight man and Lennie is a large, mildly retarded man. George looks out for Lennie and in return George gets companionship and protection from Lennie. The other characters in the book (all on a ranch near Soledad) are Candy, a swampe...
  • Painful Experience Lennie George One
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    George took care of Lennie throughout the book, and in events previous to those mentioned in the book. Lennie's strength caused him trouble, when Lennie did the "Bad Thing" that ended another human being's life, and at that point, many changes took place. Lennie faced severe punishment of some kind, and the rest of his life would have been anything but enjoyable, regardless of the form of punishment that he received. George could not get Lennie out of this particular predicament by any other mea...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck brings out the themes of Lonliness and companionship, and strengths and weaknesses through the actions, and quotations of the characters. Irony and foreshadowing play a large roll on how the story ends. Lennie and his habit of killing things not on purpose, but he is a victim of his own strength. George trying to pretend that his feelings for Lennie mean nothing. The entire novel is repetitive in themes and expressed views. Loneliness and Companionshi...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Of Mice and Men During the time of the depression, an author by the name of John Steinbeck wrote a novel called Of Mice and Men. The novel's setting is in Southern California during the same time period. John Steinbeck shows us that friendship is a valuable thing to have in the novel Of Mice and Men. The book expresses how friendship can get you through hard times and help you keep going. Two of the characters in the novel named George and Lennie, have a relationship that describes the perfect f...
  • Naturalism In Of Mice And Men
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    Naturalism is a literary style that displays action or thought that is derived exclusively from natural desires and instincts (The Reader's Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary, p. 901). John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men contains several instances of this element. Some of these are found when Lennie breaks Curley's hand, when Lennie kills Curley's wife, and when George kills Lennie. When Lennie breaks Curley's hand, Lennie's honesty is contrasted with Curley's hotheadedness and arrogance. ...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Every day, people are faced with responsibility. Some thrive under the pressure while others crumble. Responsibility is a sign of independence. Teenagers with greater amounts of responsibility feel freedom from their parents. In the same case, too much responsibility can put more stress on that freedom-seeking teen and can have devastating effects. John Steinbeck shows the theme that in life, responsibility is best taken in moderation in his novel Of Mice and Men. In Of Mice and Men, George sho...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    This is an illustrated report about George and Lennie trying to succeed in life by working on several different ranches to gain enough money to buy some land and build a ranch. But every time they get a job working somewhere Lennie screws up somehow and they get ran out of town. The first scene of the book starts out ironic ly enough were Lennie and George are running away from a bunch of men looking for Lennie because he wanted to touch a girls dress, not because he is a pervert but lonnie is a...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Of Mice and Men By: John Stienbeck In the beginning of the story, two men named George Milton and Lennie Small are trying to make their way to a small ranch in Salinas Valley, California. George is the leader of their two man tribe, despite Lennie's intimidating size. George is filled with determination and confidence while Lennie is a simple man with a big heart. Up north, they had recently been run out of town called Weed on account of Lennie. First of all, Lennie is not very smart, and become...
  • Of Mice And Men What Are Friends For
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    Set in Soledad, California on a typical Western Ranch, we find George and Lennie. George and Lennie come right out of John Steinbeck's novel, Of mice and men. Of mice and men is a novel which shows the trials and tribulations of true friendship. This novel, with all of its twists and turns is a great piece of American Literature. There are two main characters, George and Lennie. Lennie is a massive man with incredible strength but has a child's mind. George is a fairly sized man who is not incr...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Of Mice and Men Essay: Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, shows the struggles and hardships that two migrant farm workers experienced during the Great Depression. The dream of owning their own farm keeps them going and lightens the load of their work while it also strengthens their friendship. The dream that Lennie and George had, although unlikely to be achieved, causes a friendship to grow and thus gives a meaning to life. Lennie and George have a mutual dependency on each other, but ...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck At first glance, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a tale of two best friends traveling the countryside looking for work. This would seem like the norm for lower class people trying to survive in the rat race of society. Yet, the story isn't merely George and Lennie's search for jobs. Rather, it is about their all out quest for the American Dream, the dream of owning their own stake of land and ending their subservience to their bosses. In order for this to h...
  • Lennie George Didn Shot
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    OF MICE AND MEN Should George have shot his friend Lennie? George probably did the right thing by shooting Lennie. How can we condemn George for sparing his friend Lennie the pain and fear of being killed by someone else? He did something society sees as wrong, but he did it for a good reason. Lennie didn't deserve to die, but there was no other alternative. Curley wanted to kill Lennie, and since George cared for Lennie, he figured the best thing would be for him to put Lennie out of his misery...
  • Ranch Hand George Lennie Slim
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    When George kills Lennie at the end of Of Mice and Men, he does so because Lennie is a pure being, and will only be hurt in this corrupted world. Therefore, it makes sense that he kills him for love; he knows that Lennie will never make it in this corrupted world. By killing Lennie, George frees him. Lennie's death greatly affects George. Lennie is the only thing that makes his life special and that gives him a sense of purpose. Now that Lennie is dead, George has no true purpose. George is jus...
  • John Steinbeck Lennie George Curly
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    Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck Lennie- At a glimpse, Lennie appears as a huge brute, capable of great destruction. He is huge and capable of great destruction, but he is in no way a brute. He might be a bit mentally disabled, or he might just be very unintelligent. Whatever the reason, Lennie has the mind of a child. His impulses take control of him, like they would a child, and his enormous strength causes Lennie to hurt animals and People. George- George is Lennie's hero, his protector and...
  • Of Mice And Men Essay On Lennie
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    Physical Description In this novel the character Lennie Small is a huge man, shapeless of face, large pale eyes, wide sloping shoulders, walked heavily, dragged his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws, and he didn't swing his arms, but hung loosely. Character traits- Lennie Lennie is a very childish person. When a child really wants something they will bagged on tell they get what they want. This is exactly the way that Lennie repeditly does to George throughout the novel. When somethin...
  • Care Of Lennie George Dream Determined
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    Almost everybody in the world runs into someone they greatly admire. It could be a relative, friend, celebrity, or even a character out of a book. Somebody that I truly admire is a character named, George out of a book called "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. George possesses responsibility, determination, and courage which led me to admire him greatly. In this story George is in charge for taking care of Lennie. Lennie is a gigantic man with awesome strength that he doesn't realize nor contr...
  • Friendship In Of Miceand Men
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    Annie Stein gold Period 3 April 11, 2003 Friendship in Of Mice and Men Friendship can be defined as a person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, examples of this type of friendship serve as a foundation for the entire book. By contrasting the friendship between Lennie and George against the lack companionship among the other characters in the novel, Steinbeck provides a strong argument for the value of friendship. In fact, wi...
  • George And Lennie Friends Relationship People
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    Would you consider your father to be a good friend? This question illustrates George and Lennie's relationship as George takes care of Lennie like a father would. Yet, George and Lennie's father and son relationship is only on the surface though. On the inside they are really good friends considering they always try to make each other happy. In the book Lennie is obviously not able to take care of himself because of his child-like matter of thinking. He still offers a great friendship to George....