Of Mice And Men Character Summary



"If you don' want me I can go off in the hills an' find a cave. I can go away any time."

This quote symbolizes that Lennie would always listen to George.

"He was so little," said Lennie. "I was jus playin’ with him… an’ he made like he’s gonna bite me… an’ I made like I was gonna smack him … an’… an’ I done it. An’ then he was dead. She consoled him. "Don’t you worry none. He was jus’ a mutt. You can get another one easy. The whole country is fulla mutts."

This quote shows that Lennie gets too carried away with small animals, and later on when he kills Curley's wife accidentally.

Pictures, Links, and Video (Media)

A link to a summary of Lennie in "Of Mice And Men".


Below is a picture of Lennie and George from one of the "Of Mice And Men" movies.

Below is a play about "Of Mice And Men", where Lennie tried to hide the dead puppy from Curley's wife to avoid getting in trouble, and still get the "Rabbit farm".

Under here is a video clip of when George shoots Lennie at the end of "Of Mice And Men". This was foreshadowed before when Candy's dog was shot back in the middle of the story.
Of Mice And Men - George Shoots Lenny
Below is music that I think fits Lennie from "Of Mice And Men". It shows sadness for his mental issues (Autism), and fits with the end of the story.

Dark Cello Music - Sad and Dramatic

About Lennie

Lennie has a mental disability (Autism) that makes him act different. This is why he needs George to help him. Lennie is a "follower" of George, who takes care of him. They travel together wherever they may be, and it's George's job to make sure Lennie is safe. Lennie obeys George's every command, and acts as he can't do anything for himself. He loves small animals such as rabbits, puppies, and more small critters, but doesn't know his own strength that is later shown when he accidentally kills a puppy. When Lennie and George want to buy a farm for each other to live at, things aren't as cute as bunnies. something heartbreaking at the end of the novel/movie happens to make a giant plot twist.

Lennie's Theme for "Of Mice And Men".

Lennie (Along with some others) shows a sense of loneliness. As the previous section about him states, he is with George most of the time meaning he is lonely, especially when in one part of the story, George and others go to town and Lennie has nothing to do but go into Crook's cabin.