Impairment In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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(Lennie) said gently,”George……..I ain’t got mine. I musta lost it. “He looked down at the ground in despair.”You never had none, you crazy bastard. I got both of ‘em here. Think I’d let you carry your own work card?” Lennie grinned with relief. (Steinbeck 5) John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men in the book there are two friends named Lennie and George and they work on a ranch. In the book Of Mice and Men all the characters have an impairment. Crooks has two impairments that affect him on the ranch. As well as Candy, he has a couple that makes him not do much on the ranch. Another character that has an impairment that makes him have a lot of responsibility is Geroge. Lastly is Lennie has impairment makes it hard for him to listen to people.…show more content…
Candy’s impairment is that he is an old man. “You seen what they done to my dog to night? They say he wasn't no good to himself nor nobody else. when they can me here I wisht’ somebody’s shout me. But they won't do nothing, like that. I won’t have no place to go an I can’t get no more jobs.” (Steinbeck 60) He has been at the ranch for a while and he just wish that they would have shot him,because he is so old. Another example of when his handicap is seen can be found when he is talking to George and Lennie and he say that he had the dog since he was a pup. That shows that he has been at the ranch for a while. A final instance of his impairment is when he is sitting there talking to George and tells him that if he does not find a ranch himself they are going to can him, since he has been there for a while. His impairment does not let him go out and do what the others do on the ranch. This character is not the only one with a physical impairment, George has an impairment similar to the other…show more content…
He is handicapped by having a mental disability. “An why? Because….Because I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.” (Steinbeck 14) Lennie is extremely special, because George has been by his side since his Aunt Clara died. Another example of when this impairment is seen can be found in chapter one when they are sitting there talking and going over what Lennie is going to say. Lennie cannot remember a lot of things George tells him to do. Throughout the book all the characters have an impairment that they have to deal with everyday. Lennie has to deal with his every minute of the day and it is hard for him that why he has George there to help him out. A final instance when this disability is seen is when George has to tell Lennie things over and over. George helps Lennie by telling him what to do. There are many impairments in the book Of Mice and Men That John Steinbeck has

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