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What does Lennie represent

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


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- cruelty towards marginalised
- social hierarchy
- failure of dream


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


Lennie being perceptive even with retardation

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


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


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'


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


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