Lennie - of mice and men

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  • Lennie
    • Huge grown man - but also  very childlike
      • Powerful man with huge hands - brilliant farm labourer.
      • Not grown up mentally - Slim: "He's just like a kid"
      • Innocent, doesn't know how to behave.
      • He isn't interested in anyone apart from beautiful women
      • Takes orders from George. Aswell as Slim - Clear he doesn't want to disobey ANYONE.
      • Curley's wife calls him a "dum-dum".
      • Big, Stupid, Violent, Strong, Childlike
    • Like an Animal
      • He looks and walks like a bear - "he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws".
      • He slavers and drools over beautiful women e.g. Curley's Wife.
      • Right from childhood, he has befriended (cuddly) animals before people.
      • Stubborn + very possessive over his animals. (Over his mice, pups and his dream of tending his own rabbits.
      • Always on the lookout for a pet, perhaps because the're characteristics are so similar.
    • Dependant on George
      • George has 'adopted' Lennie after his aunt Clara's death.
      • Lennie could not survive on his own. Despite his attempts to convince George he could go live in a cave alone. He may  be like an animal but he would never survivve in the wild.
        • Like an Animal
          • He looks and walks like a bear - "he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws".
          • He slavers and drools over beautiful women e.g. Curley's Wife.
          • Right from childhood, he has befriended (cuddly) animals before people.
          • Stubborn + very possessive over his animals. (Over his mice, pups and his dream of tending his own rabbits.
          • Always on the lookout for a pet, perhaps because the're characteristics are so similar.
      • Addicted of the vision of their farm, pleading with George whenever he gets the chance.
      • Lennie most probably would've been lynched if George hadn't always stepping in.
      • George is his big brother and parent, his guardian and friend.
      • Lennie does give in return - he does work for 2 men, very useful for George.
    • Also a KILLER!
      • Gentlest man is also the most destructive.
        • He attacks Curley, Curley's wife, kills mice, and throws his dead pup on the barn floor in anger.
        • It's not malicious(mean). He doesn't want to cause pain. Only attacks Curley because George encourages him. He didn't want to.
      • Little self- restraint.  Everything he does is in extreme.
      • Liable to panic when someone else does. In these panic attacks, things tend to happen too suddenly.
  • Also a KILLER!
    • Gentlest man is also the most destructive.
      • He attacks Curley, Curley's wife, kills mice, and throws his dead pup on the barn floor in anger.
      • It's not malicious(mean). He doesn't want to cause pain. Only attacks Curley because George encourages him. He didn't want to.
    • Little self- restraint.  Everything he does is in extreme.
    • Liable to panic when someone else does. In these panic attacks, things tend to happen too suddenly.

Comments

Jade

Amazing thanks !

sophiechitt

cheers , this is useful x

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