He also kept making Lennie feel bad about forgetting everything. Find short, relevant quotations to illustrate the above. We also see that Lenny really cannot take care of anything. When we come to know them, they have just come out of a job in Weed, and are traveling to their next place of work, a ranch to the south. How I get to tend the rabbits. This is after Aunt Clara has had a go at him and the rabbits that he has been wanting to tend throughout the novella are now going against him.
George guides and mentors Lennie thought every given circumstance, with this guidance sometimes being controlling. Steinbeck explains every part of the landscape with the greatest amount of detail so that even the small details are explained. In a later chapter, George even tells of how he used to play tricks on Lennie for his own enjoyment. On the sandy bank under the trees the leaves lie deep and so crisp that a lizard makes a great skittering if he runs among them. But then I realized that, Lennie needs reassurance, because he is just like a child. This dream provides a diversion for George, Lennie and Candy for a period of time, but ultimately is unachievable for the three men. A common theme that I found repeated was the George is the leader of the two.
I could eat any place I want, hotel or any place, and order any damn thing I could think of. Sure, Lennie loves to pet animals. Ir adds to the point that bigger people are not as smart as smaller people. But then why would George stay and stick with Lennie. A recurring motif in the novel is George and Lennie's dream of owning their own farm. If he was alone, George would be free to do more without worrying about another person. Consider the effect the dream has on others behaviour For candy it gives him the confidence and a new found self respect also it has helped him to a new found companion-ship.
George tells Lennie what Lennie forgot about, and they moved on. George is obviously holding back his hatred for his friend. He talks about the animals that leave tracks in the sand, but not humans. Lennie is a giant and looks intimidating, but has the mind of a child. George tells Lennie about the story of the farm, and Lennie gets joyful when he hears it again. The locals assumed he assaulted her, and ran them out of town.
Both are complete opposites of each other. Then in the second paragraph, he writes: There is a path through the willows and among the sycamores, a path beaten hard by boys coming down from the ranches to swim in the deep pool, and beaten hard by tramps who come wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle-up near water. Although their relationship has faults, George and Lennie always seem to make up for it, and express their genuine compassion and care for each other. If George told him to leave, Lennie would do it, simply to make George happy. You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get.
George tells Lennie that he is the person who is dragging him from success, and messing up all of his dreams and opportunities. I am eager to read along to see what happens! As they reach a clearing, Lennie stops to drink from the river, and George warns him not to drink too much or he will get sick, as he did the night before. As will be discovered later, George mistakenly believes that he can protect Lennie from himself because Lennie will do anything George says. It was only after re-reading the first chapter where I noticed that out of all the things in nature, one thing that Steinbeck emphasises is the brush. The readers soon get to see that George is in charge and looks after Lennie. On the other hand, Lennie is a mentally disabled, but extremely kind and caring character.
The way our first characters are described is also rich in detail. It seems as if the goofy Lenny has some sort of memory disorder and George, our other main character, is really his caretaker. Or should an ignorant person be punished the same way as a regular offender? There is also mention of sycamore trees in this setting, which is interesting because sycamores often symbolize strength and reliability. You can do it yourself. He does sometimes have an outburst of frustration by the actions of Lennie, but feels sorry after he does. His companion impatiently reminds him of their movements over the past few days, and then notices that Lennie is holding a dead mouse.
As the two men sit down to eat, Lennie asks for ketchup. He does tell him what is right and what is wrong. After rereading upto page 17 in Of Mice and Men, I realized there is a very big theme which is trust. George is smaller than Lennie, but is in control with his intelligence. It is evident that these two main characters are like brothers in the way that they act and treat one another. Without Lennie George could have gone crazy and this is perfectly shown in the character of Crooks.
It will be interesting to see how their relationship may adapt and change as they search for a new living. Workstations are called such because they typically do have ahuman user which interacts with the network through them. After rereading through chapter 2 we are introduced to the characters that work at the farm. Once reading, it becomes quite clear that George is in charge, and in sense, bullies Lennie. What George does not realize is how potentially dangerous Lennie is. Lennie is often compared to a bear with his huge size and strength. He snorts like a horse at the stream and circles like a terrier when he does not want to bring the dead mouse to George.