Of Mice and Men


Lennie Overview

Lennie is a large man who is mentally delayed. Lennie has the mind of a child and acts as a one as well. His character is helpless without the help of his friend George. Lennie also loves to pet soft things. He carries mice around in his pocket so he has something soft to pet. Lennie's love for soft things ultimately determines his fate at the end of the novel. Lennie is kind and loving. All he wants to do is to please George so he will let him tend the rabbit's when they buy their farm. Unlike any of the other characters in this novel, Lennie's character does not grow or experience any change throughout the novel. He is the same person at the opening of the book as he is at the end of the book.

Lennie and George

A large, lumbering, childlike migrant worker. Due to his mild mental disability, Lennie completely depends upon George, his friend and traveling companion, for guidance and protection. The two men share a vision of a farm that they will own together, a vision that Lennie believes in wholeheartedly. Gentle and kind, Lennie nevertheless does not understand his own strength. His love of petting soft things, such as small animals, dresses, and people’s hair, leads to disaster.

Of Mice and Men Lennie Gets Killed

Lennie gets killed

The video above shows when Lennie gets killed because he wasn't supposed to talk to Curley's wife and she screamed and by accident Lennie killed her because he didn't want anyone to hear her scream. He fled the seen and when George found he they killed him.

Lennie went back and looked at the dead girl. The puppy lay close to her. Lennie picked it up. "I'll throw him away," he said. "It's bad enough like it is."

This quote is from the part of a story when Lennie kills Curley's Wife after she screams, she was laying near the dead puppy that Lennie had also killed accidentally moments before