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Lennie and his relationship with other characters By: Tristan, Alex and Max
About Lennie Lennie is a 'gentle giant', and wouldn't intentionally harm a fly. He doesn't know his own strength, and because of that, he accidentally injures those around him. Whenever he has a new 'toy' like a mouse or puppy, he ends up playing too rough with them, and he can seriously injure or even kill them. Lennie is definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he can still retain a sense of humility and is able to restrain himself.
Lennie's relationship with George Lennie's relationship with George is a strange one. Why would a smart man like George allow himself to be slowed down by a man like Lennie? For one thing, Lennie is a strong young man, and will do what he is told. George also promised that they would buy a farm with the money they saved. George knows that Lennie cannot survive without him although George would still feel lonely without Lennie. "No-look! I was jus ' foolin', Lennie. Cause I want you to stay with me"
Lennie's relationship with Candy Candy's relationship with Lennie is a weird one. At first, Candy is the distant loner that is always with his dog, and is payed to clean the bunk house, just so that he feels he is needed. But Lennie inspires Candy to join them in their dream of having a nice house, living the american dream. Candy opens up the them, and dares to hope on this unlikely dream. "Well-Hell! I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him."
Lennie's relationship with Slim Jim It is quite a neutral relationship as they don't talk very much but George tells Slim about Lennie sometimes. Slim is a kind person like Lennie but is much more confident and dominant and is described as "prince of the ranch" while Lennie is shy. He is the only one who really understands George and Lennie's relationship. They both will show respect if it is given to them. Lennie and George's' relationship with Slim is important because it gets them more comfortable with everyone on the farm and.
Lennie's relationship with Curley Curley is intimidated by Lennie, and from that spawns hatred. It doesn't help that Lennie broke his hand. Curley is a very cruel person and tries to pick fights with tall people to show that he is tough. Nobody on the farm likes Curley, and they only tolerate him because his father owns the ranch. Lennie doesn't have any anger towards Curley, but Curley misinterpreted the death of his wife as "revenge" and he wanted to kill Lennie, and wanted to do it in very creative and colourful ways. "what the hell you laughin' at?"
Lennie's relationship with Curley's Wife Curleys wife is called a "tramp" by many of the workers on the farm, or "jailbait". They call her this because she teases them with sexual innuendos, and she does nothing to contribute to the life of the farm. She isn't even given a proper name, even though she is such a big part of the story, and is the only woman on the farm. Because of this she is ostracised. She finds Lennie entertaining to talk to because of his childish nature. "...you're kind of a nice fella. Jus' like a big baby.
Lennie's relationship with Crooks He only really meets Crooks once and after talking to each other for a bit, Crooks realises that Lennie is not very smart and uses him to talk about things he wouldn't usually talk about because he doesn't get company very often. He pretends that he does not really enjoy Lennie's presence although he is actually very happy because he is the only person who does not treat him like a lower person because he is black. Crooks does not exactly like Lennie but he enjoys the presence of being able to talk to someone and the fact that hes very nice. "Come in and set a while." Crooks said. "Long as you won't leave me alone, you might as well set down."
Lennie's relationship with Carlson Lennie and Carlson do not meet or talk much and Carlson isn't a key character. The main contributions he makes to the book are of the execution Candy's dog, and at the end of the book when his firearm is stolen. Lennie is only related to Carlson through work, and they share nothing else in common. He has little regard for another's feelings as at the end when George shoots lennie is says "What the hell...is eatin' them two guys?"