Of Mice and Men

What is Lennie's diction like?

give examples of words or phrases that are distinctive to him.

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Lennie uses very simple and informal diction. He uses double negatives and contractions a lot. His sentences are usually made up of sentence fragments.

"I was only foolin', George. I don't want no ketchup. I wouldn't eat no ketchup if it was right here beside me."

"If it was here, you could have some."

"But I wouldn't eat none, George. I'd leave it all for you. You could cover your beans with it and I wouldn't touch none of it." ch 1