Lennie Small is a migrant worker like George Milton, his friend and travelling companion. The fate of Candy's ancient dog, which Carlson shoots in the back of the head in an alleged act of mercy, foreshadows the manner of Lennie's death. This is the case because he is black and so nobody cares for him. He makes up story's to Lennie scaring him about George leaving him. He owns a Luger, which George later uses to mercifully kill Lennie. The Character of Lennie in Of Mice and Men In my opinion, Lennie Small is the most interesting character in Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. She is very flirty with other men.
It shocks the reader and makes them feel uncomfortable. Steinbeck depicts Curley's wife not as a villain, but rather as a victim. Steinbeck has included this to show that Crooks really does feel that he is just as important as the others no matter what they think and is keen that his rights are not overlooked. He obsesses over simple sensory pleasures, particularly finding great joy in touching soft things, whether a cotton dress or a soft puppy. He shares the dream of owning a farm with George, but he does not understand the implications of that dream.
He also shares dreams with George in having there own farm but doesnt quite understand it. Characters in the novel refer to her as a tart and a tramp. Experienced, stable, and wise, he is respected by all, including Curley. She sits beside Lennie in the barn, even though he protests against it. An' that ain't the worst. In many ways, George is a typical migrant farm worker, a class of poor and lonely men who traveled from ranch to ranch looking for work during the Great Depression. He then insists upon taking George into town and buying him a drink.
His pleasures are those of an innocent youngster. George is a small, quick man with dark, suspicious eyes. Carlson The insensitive ranch hand who shoots Candy's dog. She means no harm, but she is lonely and she looks to Lennie for comfort. In his writing, Steinbeck literally compares Lennie to animals. George from Of Mice and Men, despite his shortcomings, acts admirably towards his helpless friend.
He is described as a large, lumbering and childlike character, having a man's body but the mind of a child, as Slim observes, 'He's jes' like a kid' p. Curley would beat up any men who dares to talk to his wife but the only one he seems to respects and listen to is Slim. Another one of Lennie's character traits is that he is reliant. He senses that there are problems on the ranch and with Curley and begs George to take him away to the farm. Unlike the giant, lumbering Lennie, George is small and wiry with a quick and resourceful mind.
Several times George thinks about what he could do if Lennie were not around, but they are just idle thoughts. Steinbeck's plots are as simple and finely honed as his characters. Crooks is mentioned prior to chapter four, but his first real appearance is in this chapter. Lennie - A large, lumbering, childlike migrant worker. She panics, and Lennie, scared, grabs her to quiet her, but he accidentally breaks her neck in the process. He has mainly only been mentioned in speech in a negative light because he is black so in some ways the reader is already prejudiced about Crooks; another reason why Steinbeck has waited to introduce him properly. Although Edward Scissorhands and Of Mice and Men are two different stories with two very different situations they have a lot of similarities.
Context is extremely important with the character, Crooks, because during the Great Depression America was a very prejudiced country and segregation happened everywhere. Lennie's strength and size feed into Curley's insecurities. Although Curley has been hated for his meanness throughout the book, the ranch hands now rally round him. You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get. Slim becomes an ally to George and helps protect Lennie when he gets in trouble with Curley. This is important because Lennie relies on George to provide food and warmth. The two men share a vision of a farm that they will own together, a vision that Lennie believes in wholeheartedly.
Reminded of the rabbits he loves to pet, Lennie strokes her head but forgets his great strength. His dog, who is his only companion, is very much like him, old and crippled; but he also stinks and is blind. What brings the two together is their dream to someday own their own land. As a result, the ranch hands insist that Candy allow them to shoot the old mutt. At the end of his days, Candy does not want to be treated like his old dog. Lennie crushes his hand, earning Curley's future enmity. Jus' keep me shovin' all over the country all the time.