Essay on John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

875 Words Nov 30th, 2014 4 Pages
“So ya’ forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell you again, do I? Jesus Christ, you are a crazy bastard!”(Steinbeck 3). John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men, which tells an exhilarating story about George Milton, Lennie Smalls, and a ranch in Soledad, California. George, Lennie, and almost everyone on the ranch have a physical or a mental impairment. George cares for Lennie because Lennie is mentally handicapped. Curley has a severely crushed hand, and Candy is missing his hand completely. George Milton faces a mental challenge. Lennie is his challenge. George must care for Lennie because Lennie has a mental impairment that makes him behave similar to a child and has a hard time making it on his own. George’s implemented defect can be displayed in chapter two, when George does not let Lennie talk in front of the ranch boss. Another instance where his defect can be found is in chapter two when George is talking to the ranch boss, “Ain’t much a talker is he” the boss said while pointing his finger at Lennie, then George replies with “No, he ain’t, but he’s a hell of a good worker.”(Steinbeck 21-22). George cares for Lennie by making sure he gets a job with room and board. Towards the end of the book,when Lennie gets accused of murder, George cares for Lennie by shooting him. George thinks that is better than letting Lennie go to prison, or by letting Curley hurt Lennie. George cares for Lennie because they look out for each other. Lennie Smalls has…

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