Character Analysis: Lennie Small

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    • Steinbeck describes him using animalistic language e.g. "Paws"
    • Mentally delayed
      • Represents disabled people in the great depression
    • Seems like a burden
    • Asks/talks about rabbits a lot because it soothes him
    • Responds to touch
    • Likes different textures
    • Forgetful
    • Childlike/immature
    • George is basically his caretaker
    • His last name is ironic because he is very tall and large
    • Accidentally kills mouse, puppy and Curley's wife which foreshadows his own death
    • Migrant workers
    • Has the American dream
    • Very strong
    • Does whatever George tells him to do


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