Of Mice and Men

What is Lennie's style when conversing with other? explain and use evidence to show it.

chapter 2, 3, or 4

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George generally does not want Lennie conversing with others: he fears Lennie will get them in trouble. Lennie has the emotional maturity of a six-year old. Lennie states the obvious. He does not know how to be subtle or tell a lie very well. He speaks on a superficial level that makes him seem "dumb" or strange to others. In this exchange, Lennie is trying (unsuccessfully) to hide the mouse he is petting from George.

Ain't a thing in my pocket," Lennie said cleverly.

"I know there ain't. You got it in your hand…" ch 1