Of Ice And Men Essay

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Lennie has his characteristics though, he is a very strong man who can lift bales of hay by himself with ease where two other men often struggle carrying all that hay. George is the leader in this friendship. Lennie is that type of person who always gets into trouble. Lennie doesn’t get into trouble on purpose. He is not a troublemaker, he is just isn’t bright enough to tell what is right from wrong. He also is even more incapable to make a decision when he panics or when the other person is screaming or making him uneasy.

George excessively tells Lennie not to talk to Curley’s wife because all Curley’s wife wants to do is cause trouble in the ranch. Lennie in the most part is ...view middle of the document...

In the middle of the novella George gains trust from Slim and tells the disadvantages of taking care of Lennie. George tells Slim when Lennie touches the girl in the beautiful red dress. Lennie, being so big and strong, is already at a disadvantage because naturally the girl is afraid of Lennie. The girl doesn’t know how innocent and childish Lennie is. Then when Lennie finally touches the beautiful soft red dress the girl is shouting, screaming for her life. This comes unnatural to Lennie because Lennie never means any harm he just enjoys touching soft things.

“Well, he seen this girl in a red dress. Dumb bastard like he is, he wants to touch ever’thing he likes. Just wants to feel it. So he reaches out to feel this red dress an’ the girl lets out a squawk, and that gets Lennie all mixed up, and he hold on ‘cause that’s the only thing he can think to do. Well, this girl squawks and squawks. I was jus’ a little bit off, and I heard all the yellin’, so I comes running, an’ by that time Lennie’s so scared all he can think to do is jus’ hold on. I socked him over the head with a fence picket to make him let go. He was so scairt he couldn’t let go of that dress. And he’s so God damn strong, you know”(41).

The outcome to Lennie’s mishap is that George and Lennie are now at the ranch. They...

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