“Of Mice and Men”The novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck is a tragically memorable novel as it takes you on a journey of two men in pursuit of their life long dream.
George Milton and Lennie Small are the two main characters, George is a small man with very defined features, George looks after Lennie, he is almost like a father to him. Lennie is a very tall man with features I suppose you could say that have been smudged. He is very childlike in the way he acts and looks up to George and always asks has to have his permission first before he does something. The novel begins with George and Lennie on the road to find work on a ranch so they can make enough money for their dream to become a reality.I believe that this story is memorable because of the character Lennie Small. His childlike antics and personality make you feel sympathetic towards him. All he wants to do is make enough money for him and George to get a little place of their own where he can “tend the rabbits”.
Lennie has a problem though, he likes to feel soft things but has a tendency to hold on too tight and finds it hard to let go. He looks towards George as someone he can depend on because he has always been there for him. However, he does not want to let George down or make him unhappy and feels ashamed when he does. I thought Lennie was a really interesting character as his personality is a real contrast to the way he looks.
When they arrive at the ranch George and Lennie go to see the boss. The boss isn’t pleased that they have.