The language technique used to describe Lennie is a simile by making other characters compare him to a child or animal , the author has used this technique so we can see how difficult it is for George to be there for Lennie at times. This idea is shown in the book through George and Lennie's dream being shattered. They both want to be leaders, but only one of them can. George throws it across the river. One can see all the different traits of this character towards the end, when curley's wife is found dead in the barn.
When the weather is really bad, they would not have to deal with the harsh conditions and can relax. Also to stay away from Curley's wife and not talk a lot in front of the boss or the boss's son, Curley. What George does not seem to realize is how dangerous Lennie's strength can be, a danger that Steinbeck makes clear when Lennie crushes Curley's hand. George does all of the talking when it comes to getting Lennie a job, and wants him to be his friend, no matter how annoying or irritating he may become. The book opens along the banks of the Salinas River a few miles south of Soledad, California.
Analysis In Chapter 2, Lennie sensed that the ranch is not a safe place for them. Lennie and Georges history together opens up when George talks to Slim a character that everyone respects, even Curley. At the sound of the gun, the men come running. Curley, Carlson and Slim see that Lennie is dead, and all know that it was George who did it. Curley knows that and in a way he has some respect for Slim as well. It is important to find out how much their relationship is bonded.
All the characters are lonely except for Lennie and George who have each other and this is shown through their hopes and dreams. These dark images are balanced with Lennie's happiness in securing a puppy and the promise of being able to finally get their dream farm. I think this may suggest that he needed Lennie as much as Lennie needed him. George and Lennie were chased out of a town called Weed, because Lennie was feeling a girl's skirt; the girl had been scared by Lennie, and tried to run away, but Lennie wouldn't let go. This essay will discuss the relationship between these main characters and provide a characterisation for George Milton. Especially when some one says some thing negative about George.
Slim is not intimidating to the other men and the ranch workers feel able to open up to him and through him listing to them and keeping their secrets over time he gains the respect and trust of the other men and this is what gives him such auth … ority. This is that they both share the same dream of owning their own ranch and after many hard working years, moving from ranch to ranch, living in complete poverty and working for next to nothing they finally try to achieve this life long dream. He is scared of Crooks talk, afraid to loose George, 705 Words 3 Pages job-to-job, just to get by. Curley automatically assumes that she is in the barn with Slim, and the other guys follow him to the barn, assuming there will be a fight. The shooting of Candy's dog shows the callousness of Carlson and the reality of old age and infirmity.
The chapter ends with Curley's crushed hand and Lennie's and George's claims that Lennie didn't mean to hurt anyone, foreshadowing later events. Men didn't often travel together, and perhaps the difference strengthened George and Lennie's relationship. He is equally as hardworking and honest as George but his simple childlike mind always finds him trouble wherever he goes. It was written by John Steinbeck in 1937, and is a story about two characters who are talk … ing as they walk along looking for work. The pool of light also focuses on the two characters giving importance to them in the scene.
They influence each other though, Lennie keeps George hopeful and George keeps Lennie out of trouble. We can also see this idea on page five. The alternative is called development, and it is driven by agriculture. He, unlike George, doesn't appear to have friends as such - and is therefore isolated. George reminds Lennie what he has to do all the time making sure that Lennie would not get in trouble again or forget what he has to do. However, it is section one where the reader starts to see the close bond that they share. Their friendship is more like a parent and child relationship; Lennie is always depending on George, as a child would.
The relationship between Lennie and George is very close throughout the novel, and is set in the 1930s depression years in America. He presents it like a parent and child relationship, with George being the parent and Lennie the child. They understand each other very well even though neither one of them mentions murder. George is aware that if Lennie were left alone with no one to look after him, then he would not survive; therefore George looks after Lennie as he feels as though it is his duty, and because they are the best of friends. We know that George and Lennie's frelationship was unusual at the time. Every part of him was defined: small, strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose. Lennie likes to feel soft items such as velvet, fur and items such as puppies.
He understood Lennie when he finally defended When Lennie first drinks the green water, George stops him by saying some negative stuff. Furthermore, … as you go through the book, you'll notice Lennie's fascination with small animals, including mice. There is a strong bond in between them two. In fact they have been friends for a long time. George knew that if he had ran away again with Lennie he may of never got a proper job again and maybe lennie would have got into more trouble at another ranch. He acts as a 'catalyst' - guiding people into counselling themselves example: George's 'confession' about how he used to treat Lennie when they were younger.
That does not provide himself with any pride or satisfaction, therefore he has to look somewhere else for those qualities. This was Slim, the jerkline skinner. Instead of being strict with Lennie in many ways, George still listens to Lennie and gives him what he wants. It never makes them feel alone, helpless, or poor. He says what he says to keep Lennie out of trouble, even if he has to be a little mean at times. Many things contributed to the critic s opinion of Lenny and George s loyalty.