Table of Contents
- 1 What animals are compared to Lennie?
- 2 What animals does Lennie like and why?
- 3 Why does Lennie not have it in his pocket?
- 4 Why did George stay with Lennie and looked after him?
- 5 What is Lennie’s favorite animal?
- 6 Who is the biggest threat to George and Lennie?
- 7 What are 2 animals does Lennie get compared to?
- 8 How is Lennie similar to an English Terrier?
What animals are compared to Lennie?
Animal Imagery: Lennie is compared to a bear and a horse.
How is Lennie compared to a mouse?
The characteristics of mice are simple and feebleminded. Lennie, like a mouse, is helpless. Lennie relies on George to think for him like mice rely on scraps of food from the dinner table to eat. Since he relies on George to do most of the talking for him, Lennie tends to get nervous when he’s alone with others.
What animals does Lennie like and why?
Lennie is not only described as a person who likes animals (like rabbits, mice and puppies). He is also characterized as being animalistic (or animal-like). Lennie is repeatedly connected to the wild, natural world and shows that he can act instinctively and violently, as animals do.
Why does Steinbeck describe Lennie in animal terms what animals is Lennie compared to in this chapter explain why Steinbeck might have made that choice?
Steinbeck uses animal imagery to describe Lennie because he is often portrayed as being very strong physically like most animals, but mentally is disable which leads him to being unaware of his surroundings. To describe Lennie and acts on his instincts through his actions.
Why does Lennie not have it in his pocket?
Why does Lennie not have it in “his” pocket? Because Lennie would have lost that card so George held it.
What has George told Lennie about that he always remembers even when he forgets everything else?
What has George told Lennie about that he always remembers even when he forgets everything else? Lennie always remembers that he will be the one to tend the rabbits on their dream farm.
Why did George stay with Lennie and looked after him?
George stays with Lennie because he promised Lennie’s Aunt Clara that he would take care of him. George also enjoys Lennie’s friendship and company as they travel from ranch to ranch, searching for work as migrant farmers.
What problems did George and Lennie?
Another difficulty the two men encounter is Lennie’s interest in Curley’s wife. He finds her “purty” when he sees her the first time. George has heard from Candy that she tends to flirt with all the men on the ranch, and he immediately assumes the worst of her.
What is Lennie’s favorite animal?
He doesn’t like to cause problems (for fear of not getting to tend the rabbits) and he loves to pet soft things such as the puppies or the dead mouse.
What is Lennie’s dream?
George and Lennie have a dream: to scrounge enough money together to someday buy their own little house and a plot of land to farm.
Who is the biggest threat to George and Lennie?
For George, the greatest threat to the dream is Lennie himself; ironically, it is Lennie who also makes the dream worthwhile.
What animals are used to describe Lennie 3 )?
Animal 4: During the fight between Curley and Lennie, both dog and sheep are used to describe Lennie: “Lennie covered his face with huge paws and bleated with terror.” Chapter 3, pg. 63.
What are 2 animals does Lennie get compared to?
The author John Steinbeck compares Lennie to two different animals. These animals are a bear and a horse. The author compares Lennie to a bear by referring to his big paws because his hands are big and the author describes Lennie drinking from the Salinas River because he acts like a horse.
How is Lennie described in the book mice and men?
From these descriptions we learn that Lennie is a lumbering, giant of a man who is physically awkward (as he draws his hands like bear paws), has limited “social skills” (gulping water and snorting like a horse), who is also stubborn (like a terrier, when he resists giving the dead mouse to George).
How is Lennie similar to an English Terrier?
Slowly, like a terrier who doesn’t want to bring a ball to its master, Lennie approached, drew back, and approached again.
How is Lennie similar to George Steinbeck’s dog?
Akin to the dog, Lennie obeys George as a dog does a master. The detail of “who doesn’t want to bring a ball to its master” is another example of animal imagery that evokes how much Lennie is dependent on George.