Lennie Character Analysis

Submitted By mradley
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Character Explanation :-

In my opinion, Lennie Small is the most interesting character in Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck does a very good job of describing and characterising Lennie's personality, appearances and mannerism.

In my character review I use descriptive language to gives us, as the readers such detail of Lennie’s appearance. With using several adjectives this expresses a specific and precise description of Lennie. For example: Pale eyes, long brown hair and shapeless face. Also Steinbeck’s use of similes creates such a vivid imagination of how Lennie looks. He says ‘ Lennie walked heavily, dragging his feet a little like the way a bear drags his paws.' I use figurative language, so that readers can create imagery and can invoke different feelings than straight talk can.

Lennie is a character little of words. My use of short sentences develops the reader to understand Lennie’s simplicity, mental capacity and his childlike mannerism. For example: George tells Lennie to put his cards down. Lennie sharply replies ‘Huh?’ We learn majority about Lennie from his companion George. Their friendship is very close, us as readers thinks this is strange because they are completely different from each other – mentally and physically. As Lennie is a tragically flawed character, we then understand why Steinbeck has chosen such different characters to be companions, as to Lennie’s personality and traits lead to his downfall and George making the most correct