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In many pieces of literature authors discuss human potential In the novel Of Mice And Men John Steinbeck Illustrates human potential and its effects on Lennie Crooks and George Steinbeck suggests humans have the natural potential to seek happiness although the potential can Although Lennie does not have the potential to be smart Lennie has the potential to be a hard worker However Lennies strength did not work with him and the result was fatal Lennie is an extremely large man who had the strength of a bull With the use of his strength he was great worker but did not understand how strong he was George explains Lennies strength by that big bastard can put up more grain alone than most pairs can Steinbeck 34 Through his size and his enormous amount of strength Lennie could out work the other men of the ranch by himself Through the use of Lennies strength he became a great worker who knew nothing more than to work Lennie uses his potential to work hard but does not understand how strong he is Without George Lennie does not understand what to do Lennie gets frightened and uses his strength to hold on to objects Lennie is just like a child He will do what ever George tells him to Curely was flopping like a fish on a line and his closed fist was lost in Lennies hand George slapped Lennie in the face again and again and still Lennie held on63 Through Lennies actions we can see that Lennie is very similar to a child Lennies first instinct when he is scared is to hold on Just as a little kid holds on to its mom or dad when they become frightened Lennie holds on to objects Because of Lennies low intelligence to understand his strength he becomes frightened and kills Curleys wife and as a result she ends up being killed by is potential She
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