Of Mice and Men

Lennie is slow-witted.

Authors show what characters are like by describing what they look like, what they say, and what they do. What have you learned about the characters in Of Mice and Men from their appearance, words, and actions? Give two or three examples from the book that support each statement.

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Lennie is described as a big man with a very limited emotional and intellectual disposition. Lennie is like a child in a man's body. George must hence take on a parental role. George frequently instructs Lennie on the basics of behavior. When Lennie drinks stagnant water, George has to tell him not to or he will get sick. Lennie has the social maturity of a child. George must navigate potential dangerous situations with antagonists like Curley. Lennie also has little impulse control which gets him in trouble with women.