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- - Lennie and George migratory workers in the California fields cherish the dream of having a little farm of their own where as Lennies refrain has it they can Live of the fatta o the land George yearns for his own place where he could bring in his own crops instead of working for another A place where he could get what comes up from the ground for himself He wants the full reward of his own labor He seeks independence and to leave his dependent life completely These two men seek a status in society they feel as though they need to belong and their dream of having a farm gives them that feeling that someday their satisfaction will come Unfortunately our dreams dont always coincide with reality George and Lennie are two incongruent characters where one is small alert and clever the other huge and powerful however bears the mind of a child They compliment eachother in many ways but deep within they have an inseparable relationship Sometimes you just get used to a guy The two have grown together and they live a part of eachother George being the leader of the two has the responsibility of caring for Lennie who is much like a child in his ways however far more dangerous than his inner character reflects George has to keep a watchful eye over Lennie for without constant supervision Lennie would inadvertently kill anything he touches George has towards Lennie the tenderness and protective instinct which most have towards the helpless the disadvantaged and the dependent George has encountered and embraced a responsibility a social responsibility and a humanitarian responsibility It is to take care of protect save from hurt the dim-witted loyal and devoted Lennie George constantly repeats how Lennie is a burden to him but as George speaks and his character becomes plain you know that life would be totally meaningless and empty for him without
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