Another example of how Lennie is forgetful is when he grabbed Curley's hand and crushed it. “ Curley’s fist was swinging when Lennie reached for it. Lennie squeezed on until George came running in shouting ‘let go’. The next moment Curley was on the ground wailing while he held his crushed hand” (page 64). This event is important because Lennie had held on, not knowing what to do next, until George told him what to do.
He also has no idea of his own strength as when he kills mice accidentally petting them and later in the book he kills the pup(p84) he speaks about it when he says “ I didn’t bounce you hard” when he’s talking to the dead pup. Also on page 71-72 it shows Lennie becoming dangerously quiet and centred when he thinks George might be in any sort of danger when Crooks tries to rile him saying “Well s’pose, jus’ s’pose he don’t come back” he was trying to frighten Lennie and it
Since people would laugh at him, he would fight back and not back down in fights. Simangele’s friends are afraid of Simangele because he does not back down in fights. The tribe in Lord of the Flies is afraid of certain aspects of on the island. Ralph asks Jack why he hates him, causing uneasiness across the other boys: "'Why do you hate me?' The boys stirred uneasily, as though something indecent has been said" (Golding 130).
Lennie’s immaturity is so big it can be misunderstood for cleverness. George sharply asks Lennie to give him the object from his pocket but he claims “ I ain't got nothin’”but later on admits he has a dead mouse but [George] insists to “ have it”,but George insisted to have the mouse then he “slowly obeyed”(Steinbeck 5-6). It appears as if Lennie was being clever but by handing the mice to George, his childish behavior is revealed. His ingenuous acts portray identically to a child influencing the reader to gain sensitivity to the way Lennie is treated. The way Lennie understands the world and process thoughts makes him mentally stable, for a child.
Losing sight is a struggle for anyone, but Judy responds to this conflict, “Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing” (The Santa Clause). Having special sight or intuition about situations, is a common theme in Lord of the Flies by William Golding and is exhibited when no one listens to Piggy, when Ralph only focuses on the long term, and when Simon can talk to the Beast, therefore, demonstrating that being able to understand things others can not leads to the character’s utter demise. Logical and reasoned, Piggy, is tormented by the other boys for being rational. Piggy realizes that he is different and tries to use his gift for the well being of the group.
This shows that Lennie is incompetent and constantly needs support from his companion which is usually unnecessary for a grown man to require so sympathy is built up. Lennie is a 'dumb animal' and cant decide on things himself and needs George to help him out in many occasions (in the boss's office) where George answers Lennies questions for him. Lennie is always looking for support from George and constantly wants to pet something to comfort him like a child would which emphasizes again how immature Lennie is for his age and his general incompetence which people may find hard to believe and depressing that Lennie is in such a mental state so the audience feels sympathy for Lennie. Lennies reactions when George throws the dead mouse away also adds sympathy for the same reasons, his childishness. 'Lennie's lip quivered and tears started in his eyes'.
He's also short tempered, as he gets agitated very easily, usually at Lennie. I think that the reason why George is so frustrated is because he has to put up with Lennie's stupidity all the time, which would make anyone frustrated. I guess you could call George friendly because he made friends with all of the people at the ranch except for Curley and his wife. He didn't make friends with them because being friends with them would cause trouble. That's a smart thing and being smart is another quality of George's personality.
Lennie isn’t all that smart and he worships George utterly, but sometimes George gets annoyed with Lennie’s stupidity and shouts at him, for example, in the first chapter when Lennie was annoying him about ketchup he shouts “God a’ mighty if I was alone I could live so easy”. Deep down George knows this isn’t true because he doesn’t want to be alone. Also, George cares about Lennie and tries to make sure nothing bad happens to him. Another Character that shows these themes is Crooks. He is isolated from the rest of the workers due to racist prejudice.
Klaus is the middle child, a hard position in the family because he would be torn between taking the role as leader and stepping down and letting violet watch out for him. Klaus remembers everything he reads in books (audio code), and he reads a lot, so this makes him very smart. Whenever he comes face to face wi... ... middle of paper ... ...es to force violet to marry him (audio, technical and written codes). This is a desperate action taken by an incredibly selfish man with no conscience or feelings of guilt. We know he is a very bad actor, as when he is performing in front of his friends; they fall asleep watching him, showing us just how boring he really is (audio and technical).
Jack despises Piggy because of his asthma and appearance. If he were thin like Ralph, I think the other boys would respect Piggy and even like to elect him as their leader. Piggy tries to lecture the boys, yet because they don’t respect him they mostly just ignore him. Also, Piggy might be disappointed with himself that he cannot participate in physical activities such as building the shelter. Therefore, he must be lethargic and lonely.