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Lennie- At a glimpse Lennie appears as a huge brute capable of great destruction He is huge and capable of great destruction but he is in no way a brute He might be a bit mentally disabled or he might just be very unintelligent Whatever the reason Lennie has the mind of a child His impulses take control of him like they would a child and his enormous strength causes Lennie to hurt animals and PeopleGeorge- George is Lennies hero his protector and his friend He is hardened by the arduous task of keeping Lennie out of trouble while at the same time making a living George can be cruel to Lennie and is most times but he has a decent heart and wants what is best for Lennie Slim- Slim works with George and Lennie He has a strong noble and wise appearance Slims word was law around the ranch Always levelheaded Slim always seemed to know the best way to deal with a situationJohn Steinbeck was born in Salinas California in 1902 He studied to become a marine biologist but never got his degree He started writing and finished his first book in 1935 He won several awards including the Nobel Prize for Literature He died in 1968 leaving behind an unattainable legacyThe book begins with Lennie and George on their way to a new job on a ranch in California They new the work would be temporary but they needed money badly George informed Lennie to keep his mouth shut and his hands to himself once they arrived The bosss son Curly immediately disliked Lennie because he was such a huge man Lennie was a boxer and loved to pick fights with bigger guys to prove his manhood Curlys wife was a loose woman She was often flirty with the ranch hands and this made Curly paranoid One day Curly got upset with Lennie for smirking at him so he picked a
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