Of Mice and Men- Lennie

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Lennie Small

Key Characteristics:

  • Loves to pet soft things
  • Devoted to George
  • Incredibly strong
  • One dimensional
  • Helpless

Key Points:

  • Compared to the other main characters in the novella Lennie undergoes no change, as at the start he and George we running from a problem Lennie had caused by accident. Readers are able to see this was to happen due to the use of foreshadowing throughout the novella.
  •  The ending is inevitable.
  • Steinbeck presents Lennie as a helpless, defenceless, innocent child that can't deal with the state of the world currently and so is taken advantage of by others.
  • Throughout…


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