Where is the best extract in 'Of Mice and Men' to show George's caring attitude towards Lennie?

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I am trying to look for as many extracts for this question as I can and then pick the best one to analyse in detail but I don't know what extract to use.

Posted Wed 24th October, 2012 @ 17:05 by Lilli

5 Answers

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Two good options:

1.) at the beginning when they are at the lake and he's telling him to remember this place 

     if something bad was to happen at their new job.


2.) At the end when George tells him that he is not angry and  asks Lennie to tell him about they're dream in order to distract him before he shoots him. Obviously he shoots him out of kindness snd also he wants him to be in his 'happy place' before he dies rather than in a state of worry or panic like he should be.

Hope this helps.

Answered Thu 25th October, 2012 @ 18:12 by Kelin
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Like right at the end when George shoots Lennie. Although it sounds brutal, this shows his care towards him as he make Lennie think of his favourite things (tending soft things), instead of killing him in vain, making him feel worthless etc.

Answered Thu 1st November, 2012 @ 22:10 by Skittles
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You can do when George relieves Lennie of suffering by shooting him at the end, the beginning when they're by the lake, when they arrive at the ranch and George speaks for Lennie because he knows he isn't capable of much social interaction and won't say the right things, when he tells Lennie to hide in the bushes if ever anything bad happens etc :)

Answered Sat 3rd November, 2012 @ 15:13 by Lisa16
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thanks everyone for all your help

Answered Mon 5th November, 2012 @ 15:58 by Lilli
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The one with 3 votes is good but you could also use when George is selling Lennie to the boss because Lennie would just mess it up, hope it helps

Answered Mon 19th November, 2012 @ 16:50 by Liam