of mice and men Essay

Submitted By farmgirlbrittany
Words: 318
Pages: 2

Thesis Statement: Lennie shows his loneliness and dreams through his childlikeness simplicity and innocence, his sensitivity, and his strength.
Lennie shows his loneliness and dreams through his child like simplicity and innocence. In the beginning of the book Lennie has a mouse and George knows that he has it. George said:
’You crazy fool. Don’t you think I could see your feet was wet where you went acrost the river to get it?’ He heard Lennie’s whimpering cry and wheeled about. ‘Blubberin’ like a baby! Jesus Christ! A big guy like you!’ Lennie’s lip quivered and tears started coming out of his eyes. ‘Awe Lennie!’ George put his hand on Lennie’s shoulder. ‘I ain’t takin’ it away jus’ for meanness. . .’(Steinbeck 9)
Lennie is lonely so he acts like a child when George told him before not to go and get the mouse. When Lennie cries, he acts like a child when they ask their mom for candy and she says no. In this situation Lennie is lonely he just wants a pet of his own. Also, another way Lennie acts like a child when he George is talking about the farm that they will live on. “’An’ rabbits,’ Lennie said eagerly. ‘An’ I’d take care of ‘em. Tell how I’d do that George.’ ‘Sure, you’d go to the alfalfa patch an’ you’d have a sack and bring it in an’ put it in the rabbit cages.’ ‘They’d nibble an’ they’d nibble,’ said Lennie,’ the way they do. I seen em’’”(58). Lennie acts like a child there because most children like rabbits and they want to take care of them. He