How does working on the ranch affect Lennie in Of Mice and Men?  

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Along with George, Lennie is one of the main characters in John Steinbeck's depression era novella Of Mice and Men. Lennie is mentally challenged and depends on George to lead him through life. He and George are hoping to "get a stake together" so they can purchase their own farm. For Lennie the dream of the farm means he can "tend rabbits."

Working on the ranch is at first a blessing for the two men. Lennie is, as George puts it, "a hell of a good worker" and is right at home wrestling grain bags and "bucking barley." Not only do they have steady jobs but they also meet the old swamper Candy who, because he lost his hand in a ranch accident, has enough money to help the men purchase their dream...

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