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1

What does Lennie represent

- lack of respect towards marginalised
- futility of dream
- predatory nature of society
- cruelty towards marginalised

2

Lennie link to context

- cruelty towards marginalised
- social hierarchy
- failure of dream

3

Lennie being not stereotypically smart

'If you don't want me I can go off in this hills'
'No look! I was just foolin Lennie'
- knows how to convince George
- would leave if George told him to, cares about him so much

4

Lennie being perceptive even with retardation

'I don't like this place, George. This ain't no good place'

5

Lennie acknowledging importance of friendship

'I thought you was mad at me George'
- just killed curleys wife, only cares about George

'I can still tend the rabbits, George?'
- doesn't care of consequences of crushing curleys hand

6

Lennie being naive and not being able to fathom racial prejudice

'Why ain't you wanted?'
'Cause I'm black'
- doesn't think crooks is any different
- even though mentally challenged, is nicest, as if society kills niceness

'Lennie smiled helplessly in an attempt to make friends'

7

Lennie being animalistic and not understanding things

'Lennie dabbled his paw into the water and wiggled his finger. Look George look what I done'
- doesn't understand cause and effect

8

Lennie admiring George

'Lennie who had been watching, imitated George exactly'
- looks to George as father figure
- wants to fit in, doesn't know how