Of Mice and Men

12. Even though Lennie’s mentality keeps him from fully understanding the world around him, he is very sensitive to George’s feelings. Describe an incident that shows Lennie’s compassion for George.


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Lennie is very compassionate to George. He repeatedly asks George to re-tell their plan to get a little land and a cabin. When Crooks plays mind games with Lennie by suggesting George may not get back from town, Lennie becomes visibly angry and violent:

'Ain't nobody goin' to talk no hurt to George,' he grumbled”