George explains to Slim more about his relationship with Lennie. How would you characterize it? How has it changed since they first met, according to George?
In the beginning, George admits that he also mocked and took advantage of Lennie because of his mental handicap. However, this changed when George realized how innocently Lennie trusted him. Even when George ordered Lennie to do something as preposterous as jump in a lake, Lennie did so, almost resulting in a fatal accident. After this event, George learned to respect and genuinely care for Lennie instead of abusing him. Now, George feels protective of Lennie against other men who discount him as a fool or as...
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