Saturday, May 16, 2009

In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck an important character is Lennie Small. He is an important character as he helps portray the central themes and important morals of the novel and is involved in the most important event in the story.

Lennie's "strong as a bull" appearance, is a misleading impression upon his personality. As some might be intimidated by his large stature, but others that know him realize "he's a nice fella". His age does not convey his thinking status, as "he's jes' like a kid" in a mans body.

Lennie is an important character in the novel Of Mice and Men he shows how men in the 1930s wished for the American Dream. When George clarifies what their American dream is he more so is keeping it more as a dream not as if it may come true, he just describes it for Lennie's sake "All kin's a vegetables in the garden, and if we want a little whisky we can sell a few eggs or something, or some milk. We'd jus' live there. We'd belong there. There wouldn't be no more runnin' round the country and gettin' fed by a Jap cook. No, sir, we'd have our own place where we belonged and not sleep in no bunk house."

Another reason why Lennie is important is because he expresses important morals in the story 'don't judge a book by it's cover' and even though he may have a rough, tough, mean exterior he's truthfully just a confused man who is not the brightest character. Slim understands this when he expresses you do not have to be smart to be nice guy.

As you can see, Lennie is an important character and he is involved with majority of the important parts of the Novel and also portrays the theme of the American dream.

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