Lennie Character Analysis

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Some say Lennie is a monster, who kills things on purpose, others say he's just a man who doesn't do mean things for meanness, but everyone can agree that unless supervised, Lennie can be a menace. Lennie is a gentle giant, compared to a horse, dog, and bear in the book. And with his animalistic qualities, tends to hurt things and not understand the norms associated with his actions.
Lennie, in a childish attempt to touch Curley's wife's hair in order to feel how soft it is, breaks her neck and kills her. Lennie didn't do it to actually hurt her. In the process of touching her hair, he pulled it, and just like the girl with the pretty red dress in Weed, she panicked. And the gentle giant, not knowing what to do, shook her, and i doing so broke her neck. As stated before 'Lennie never done it in meanness', He doesn't understand his own strength, and just like with the mouse and the puppy, he killed Curley's wife by accident.
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I'm gonna shoot him in the gut!” The workers from the ranch formed their own witch hunt for Lennie, which George was involved in as well. And as the others added gasoline to the flames of anger and rampage, slim remained calm. Slim knew he had to talk to George about Lennie. George grasps at the prospect of capturing Lennie and bringing him to jail instead of killing him, but Slim reminded him of the fact that Lennie isn't ok, he's not right. “ An suppose they strap him down and put him in a cage, that ain't no good George.”, and of course George knows that Slim is right.
“I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog.” Candys words ring through George’s head as they conduct the witch hunt on Lennie. Finally, when George found Lennie, he had him look over the river, just above the hills, and imagine what their life was going to be like. BANG! Then George shot Lennie

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