Of Mice and Men
Literary Response Essay
In the story Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck wrote about George and Lennie’s adventure. They keep losing their jobs because of Lennie, so they keep moving and getting new jobs. The small intelligent one, George, just tells everyone that Lennie was kicked by a horse when he was younger, although he is just M.H. George complains about how much better off he would be without Lennie frequently. Even though they are very good friends, George and Lennie have many differences.
Many people are afraid of Lennie much more than George just from their physical features. George was very small as said on page 2, “The first man was small and quick…” Without Lennie he might not be able to get out of some of the problems he has been in, although most were caused by Lennie. Lennie on the other hand was large also said on page 2, “Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man…” Lennie could do a lot of damage to people which proves that their physical features are quite opposites.
Also, George and Lennie’s personalities are very different. George is a very angry and uptight kind of guy. This quote, “When I think of the swell time I could have without you, I go nuts,” shows that he is. On the contrary, Lennie is very innocent and caring. With the author having him say, “If you don’ want me I can go off in the hills an’ find a cave. I can go away any time,” proves that Lennie will do anything for George.
This is the main difference between the two friends is that they have very distinctive philosophical views. Lennie is a committed dreamer as all he thinks about is the rabbits he can attend to when they get the farm. Lennie said, “Let’s have different color rabbits, George.” He want different colored rabbits although that isn’t possible to do clarifying the idea of him being a dreamer. As the opposite, George said, “I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do her.” George knew that he was never was going to be...