Of Mice and Men

HideShow resource information

Of Mice and Men

Lennie Small

He's a huge, grown man but he is very childlike.

  • He is a very powerful man with huge hands- this makes him a good farm labourer
  • He's grown up physically but metally he is very childlike
  • Lennie's innocent- he *** a lot of innocent questions.
  • Slim says immediately that he "ain't mean"
  •  Lennie's condition is never explained
  • "dum-dum" named by Curley's wife ad Slim thinks he's "cuckoo". But George denies that he is insane
  • He likes to stroke and "pet" soft thigs like mice and Curley's wife's hair. He is like a child with their favroute blanket or stuffed toy.

Lennie is.....

  • childlike: "He's jes' like a kid"
  • strong: "strong as a bull"
  • like and animal: "Lennie covered his face with his huge paws and bleated with terror"

He identifies with animals

  • He looks like a bear, and walks like one. he drags his feet "the way a bear drags his paws", He also drinks and eats like a hungry animal
  • He is very possessive over his animals. Never wants to leave them out of his sight- He's like a child with their favroute toy.
  • Lennie is little like George's pet as hefollows him around everywhere and relise on him to get food. He always obeys George. 
  • At the pool he bring George the mouse "like a terrier who doesn't want to bring a ball to its master".
  • George treats Lennie as a pet too. He orders him around and uses his strength to get jobs. in the ed he treats Lennie the way George treats his dog.


No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all Of Mice and Men resources »