Of Mice And Men Characters and quotes - Lennie

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Lennie small: "I like 'em with ketchup" this happens whilst George and Lennie are spending the night in the brush and they do not have any ketchup and like a child Lennie wants what he cannot have. Lennie then realises that he has upset George and goes on to say it was a joke "I was only foolin George", "I don't want no ketchup. I wouldn't eat no ketchup if it was right beside me". "I'd leave it all for you. You could cover your beans with it and I wouldn't touch none of it". Just like a child would Lennie would do anything to make George happy as he does not like him being upset.  

"Lennie immitated him" Lennie is infantile and todler like copying everything that George does. This shows that Lennie looks up to George.   

"Immediately Lennie got up and did the same with him bed"  Lennie is copying George when they are first in the ranch, Steinbeck uses this to show the infantile side of Lennie and that he is always wanting to do the right thing.

"Lennie nodded to show he understood" Lennie is often forgetful and does not always understand so George gets him to say it over and over again and to nod when understood. 

"A huge man, shapeless of face, with large pale eyes with wide, sloping shoulders" this is used to make us seem scared about Lennie because he may be very strong but we soon find out that he does not want any trouble, and that he is not the smartest of people. 

Lennie is described many times in the novella of being a animal and a few, if any described as having hands. In the first chapter he is described as being a horse "snorting into the


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