Comparing The Character In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Character Essay (2) Have you ever heard of the saying, “Opposites attract”? In the novel Of Mice and Men, a novella written by John Steinbeck in the year of 1937, many classic characters are introduced. The two main characters, however, are entirely different from the others that they meet, and their traits in almost every angle contradict each other. Yet, they are still best friends and have traveled together for most of their childhoods. Although some may disagree, Lennie and George, these two main characters, are a perfect match, because they balance each other’s character traits out, are in the same situation, and they need each other to survive their journeys,. Lennie and George both balance each other’s character traits out, giving the story itself a perfect balance between intellect and instinct, positive and negative feelings, and leader and follower. For example, when Lennie and George both in the beginning of the story enter (on page 3) in the setting by Salinas River, Lennie walks…show more content…
George, in page 40 while he was speaking to Slim about why him and Lennie are together, says, “When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin’.” Implying that him and Lennie both needed to work. Later in their life, (although earlier in the book) they talk to each other about living in a nice place with each other, “An’ live off the fatta the lan’... An’ have rabbits.” (page 14) This clearly states that they both have a common goal to work towards. If not for their current situation, it’s very likely that they could break apart from each other. However, since they are, they are somewhat forced (or feel like they have to) work on ranches together to try and earn enough money off of working off ranches, to buy this land and house that they so desperately desire. (page
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