Of Mice and Men

Chapter Six of mice and men

As lennie is waiting for George, he remembers a "little fat old woman. She wore thick bull's-eye glasses and she wore a huge gingham apron with pockets,and she was starched and clean." Who is this woman and what is the purpose of her appearance in Lennies's mind? Evidence from the text.

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The woman is Lennie's aunt. He imagines her reprimanding him for not behaving himself and Geoge suffering because of it.

I tol' you, 'Min' George because he's such a nice fella an' good to you. ... "He been doin' nice things for you alla time.