Character Profiles for of Mice and Men

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Character Profiles

Lennie * Very childlike behaviour page 5 “[he] wiggled his fingers so the water arose in little splashes”-shows his childlike nature and simple mindedness

* Large frame and often compared to animals page 4 “a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet” this is his physical description which relates his size. “Drank with long gulps, snorting into the water like a horse” page 4

* Very forgetful “so you forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell you again do I?” this is George talking to Lennie and it shows that he was shocked at how quickly forgot the information he had been given.

* Low social standing. When the brothels are being described to George, he is told that “no cookoos” can get in. then later in the story, when they al go to town to go to the brothel, Lennie stays at the ranch as he wouldn’t be aloud in, immediately making him seem less than the other men.

* Slow-witted and stupid “He ain’t bright. Hell of a good worker, though.” however we are supposed to pity him as a character, hence; “Lennie’s lip quivered and tears started in his eyes” page 11. This evokes pathos from the reader towards Lennie as a character. He is the one Steinbeck wants us to pity

* Often gets into trouble but doesn’t mean harm or pose a threat “that gets Lennie all mixed up, and he holds on because that’s the only thing he can do”

* Very strong “Curley sat down on the floor, looking on wonder at his crushed hand” however he doesn’t have much skill

* He listens to how people refer to him “crazy bastard” we will see him later use this term against himself.

George * He plays the parental role to Lennie “Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly… the way that George’s hat was “page 5 this gives George power over Lennie,…...

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