Lennie with the brains of a mouse and the strength of a man.
Found true friendship with George who had the character of a mouse and the brains of a man. Their companionship was based on the fact that George had the brains, and Lennie had the muscles.
My vision of Mice and Men, tells me that George always did the talking to acquire the jobs and Lennie completed mostly all of the work. This relationship went on for years, with mutual success for George and Lennie.
Our impressions begin when George and Lennie found employment on a small farm to help with the harvest. Their boss man had a son named Curly who boxed like a man, but bore pain like a mouse. Curly loved to dish out punishment, but not take it.
Curly had a wife, who had the figure that all men liked and the character of a mouse. She constantly provoked Curly into fighting men who she enticed.
We find George and Lennie in a bar having a good time, especially Lennie who was thinking about petting the rabbits. Curly looking for his wife and very angry was going to teach Lennie a lesson.
Curly the boxer used his fighting skills to punish Lennie and put him in his place. Lennie suffered in the fight with Curly until George told him to take a hold of Curly’s hand.
George with the mind of a man and the Character of a mouse edged Lennie on. When George realized Lennie had a hold of Curly’s hand he shouted to Lennie “Hurt him, hurt him”. Curly who boxed like a man with the character of a mouse, who couldn’t stand pain cried out, when Lennie crushed his hand.
We have Lennie with the strength of a man...