Of Mice and Men Lennie Section B opening

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Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men to present the harshness of soceity and the weaknesses of the main characters who have become victims.  Steinbeck also presents the lack of hope and the effects this has had on the characters.  As a result, he uses his characters as symbols of the victims of soceity and his settings as microcosms of American Society. It is interesting to see Steinbeck's perception of Lennie because he symbolises the innocence of man as well as the flaws of man.He is presented as a victim of society, but interestingly he relies heavily on his companion George which is very unusual, especially during 1930's America.  Lennie is seen as one of 'the weak ones' which presents him as inferior.  Steinbeck uses Lennie to show the importance of companionship and friendship during the harsh 1930's American society.

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Lennie is one of the most important characters in Stenibeck's Of Mice and Men because he is a great example of a victim of the Great Depression.  Lennie is a symbol of the destruction of the American Dream which is probably one of the main themes in this novella.  Lennie, however, is different from all the other characters because he is very child-like unlike other characters such as G, who enjoy life drinking and gambling when things go wrong, Lennie remains compeltly innocent and not interested in those sorts of things.

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