Chapter 1 Essay of Mice and Men

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How Does George Feel About Lennie

“I never get no peace with you” said George. George is like Lennie’s mom he takes care of him and make sure that he doesn’t do something bad or stupid. For example, when they are going to meet there new boss George keeps asking Lennie what he is going to do when they meet the boss, so that they get the job. George feels worried, unconfident, and frustrated in Lennie because Lennie is violent, acts like a child, and can’t remember. To begin with, George feels worried because Lennie is quite violent and with the strength he has, he could easily hurt someone and both of them would be in big trouble. For example, since Lennie had an addiction to fluffy things, whenever he saw something fluffy he would want to touch and feel it. “She jerks back and you hold on like it was a mouse. She yells and we got to hide in a irrigation ditch…” (pg.11) Because of Lennie they had to run away from Weed, California and go south to find their new job. Now, George is always making sure that Lennie doesn’t do anything stupid like before so that they don’t have to run away. That is why George is worried about Lennie. In the same way, it would be very hard for Lennie to go to school because he doesn’t remember things very well. George feels unconfident in Lennie because Lennie can’t remember things. George is feeling even more unconfident than usual because they are going to go meet their new boss and George is hoping that Lennie doesn’t say anything otherwise they might not get the job. “If he finds out what a crazy bastard you are, we won’t get no job, but if he sees ya work, before he hears ya talk, we’re set.”(pg.6) According to that Lennie is a great worker at the ranch but he can’t communicate very well with other people. So, George is unconfident because he knows that Lennie is a good worker, and if they get the job they will be the most blissful men in the country. On the other hand, Lennie is very much like a child, and children like to nag,...
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