OMAM - LENNIE

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  • OMAM - LENNIE
    • Loves to pet things
      • Mouse
        • Puppy
          • Curely's Wife
            • Character set up for disaster - innocence only seems to ensure his inevitable destruction
          • Character set up for disaster - innocence only seems to ensure his inevitable destruction
    • Nearly every scene in which Lennie appears, he confirms these and only these features
      • Blindly devoted to George and their vision of the farm
        • His enthusiasm for the vision of their future farm proves contagious
          • Convinces George, Candy, Crooks, and the reader that such a paradise might be possible
      • Possesses incredible physical strength
        • Lennie’s simplicity is central to Steinbeck’s conception of the novella
          • Blindly devoted to George and their vision of the farm
            • His enthusiasm for the vision of their future farm proves contagious
              • Convinces George, Candy, Crooks, and the reader that such a paradise might be possible
      • His innocence raises him to a standard of pure goodness
        • Lennie’s simplicity is central to Steinbeck’s conception of the novella
      • Lennie is totally defenceless
        • He cannot avoid the dangers
          • Presented by...
            • Curley...
            • Curley’s wife
            • the world at large
      • He has limited intelligence, so he relies on George to look after him
        • He can be forgetful - George continually has to remind him about important things.
        • He copies George in everything George does and trusts George completely
      • One of the principal characters but least dynamic
    • "Behind him (George) walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws. His arms did not swing at his sides, but hung loosely."
    • He is very gentle and kind, and would never harm anyone or anything deliberately
      • He is often described as a child or an animal - he drinks from the pool like a horse and his huge hands are described as paws
      • He is a big man, in contrast to his name
        • OMAM - LENNIE
          • Loves to pet things
            • Mouse
              • Puppy
                • Curely's Wife
            • Nearly every scene in which Lennie appears, he confirms these and only these features
              • Possesses incredible physical strength
                • His innocence raises him to a standard of pure goodness
                • Lennie is totally defenceless
                  • He cannot avoid the dangers
                    • Presented by...
                      • Curley...
                      • Curley’s wife
                      • the world at large
                • He has limited intelligence, so he relies on George to look after him
                  • He can be forgetful - George continually has to remind him about important things.
                  • He copies George in everything George does and trusts George completely
                • One of the principal characters but least dynamic
          • Tragedy depends upon the outcome seeming to be inevitable 
            • Reader must know from the start that Lennie is doomed, and must be sympathetic to him

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