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An experience of loneliness in of mice and men by john steinbeck

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Lennie is tall and powerful, but he has the mind of a child. He travels with George who tells people they are related. George had promised to care for Lennie when.

George had promised to care for Lennie when his last living relative Aunt Clara passed away. George gets impatient with Lennie, but still very much cares for him, suffering the inconvenience and even fear that comes from dealing with a man who is mentally challenged and very strong. Lennie does not know his own strength, and acts inappropriately sometimes—with the innocence of a child. This often causes problems and the two find themselves on the run.

At their last job, he wanted to touch a girl's soft dress; she became frightened, and eventually they were run out of town.

  1. Whereas the mouse he found earlier was dead, this time the animal is alive; but Lennie is too rough and kills the pup. Though George comforts Lennie with this idea, for George it is not true.
  2. Lennie is tall and powerful, but he has the mind of a child.
  3. George sends Lennie to get wood, but while he is away, George hears Lennie splashing through the water, knowing that the man is searching for the dead mouse. Although Lennie does not fit in with others, he has George and tries very hard not to make him angry.
  4. I want that mouse. Find evidence to support this in the text.
  5. They are forced to travel as many people did at that time, due to lack of work during the Great Depression.

They are forced to travel as many people did at that time, due to lack of work during the Great Depression. Lennie has George and believes that each one of them helps the other by providing the other with companionship and someone to talk to. Though George comforts Lennie with this idea, for George it is not true.

Although Lennie does not fit in with others, he has George and tries very hard not to make him angry. Lennie's problem is not loneliness; rather he wants to be able to touch soft things. At the start of the story, Lennie carries a dead mouse in his pocket and George has to take it away from him. George took the mouse and threw it across the pool to the other side, among the brush.

But Lennie is determined to have the mouse. George sends Lennie to get wood, but while he is away, George hears Lennie splashing through the water, knowing that the man is searching for the dead mouse.

I want that mouse. It ain't nobody's mouse. I didn't steal it. I wasn't doin' nothing bad with it, George. I was jus' strokin' it. Lennie has crushed it with petting it, and it isn't "fresh" anymore.

Loneliness In Of Mice and Men

He promises that the next time he finds a mouse, George will let him keep it for a time. This incident foreshadows a very serious event at the end of the story as Lennie wants to play with a puppy. In the second to the last section, once again Lennie has tried to play with an animal: Whereas the mouse he found earlier was dead, this time the animal is alive; but Lennie is too rough and kills the pup.

  1. Lennie has George and believes that each one of them helps the other by providing the other with companionship and someone to talk to. At the start of the story, Lennie carries a dead mouse in his pocket and George has to take it away from him.
  2. It ain't nobody's mouse.
  3. Although Lennie does not fit in with others, he has George and tries very hard not to make him angry.
  4. In the second to the last section, once again Lennie has tried to play with an animal. Lennie has George and believes that each one of them helps the other by providing the other with companionship and someone to talk to.

He is saddened, and afraid that now George won't let him tend the rabbits when they get their house. Curley's wife comes in and starts to speak to Lennie. He tries not to talk with her, having been warned by George, but she is insistent. When he explains his love of soft things, she puts his hand on her hair.

When he won't let go, she becomes terrified and screams. To keep her quiet, fearful that George will get mad that they spoke, he covers her mouth, but in the struggle he breaks her neck. Lennie's problem is not one of loneliness, but more a fear of losing George and then being lonely. Find evidence to support this in the text.