Of Mice and Men

of Mice and Men

What is George's attitude toward Lennie in this section? Why does he stay with Lennie? Section one.

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George may complain about how burdensome it is to care for Lennie, but this complaint seems to ring hollow: in truth, George needs Lennie’s innocence as much as Lennie needs George’s experience. They complement each other, complete each other. Together, they are more than the solitary and miserable nobodies making their migrant wages during the Depression. Together, they have hope and solidarity. For George, Lennie is company and family.... they're a team.