Lennie attracts many weaker characters (Candy,Curleys wife, etc) in the novel. Do you find that interesting? What connections can be made between them? the people are Candy, Curleys wife, Croooks and others

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

I think that's very interesting and is one of the themes of the book-- the weak have much in common and are oppressed by the strong. In fact, you could also say that even within the world of the weaker characters, the weakest are still victimized even by those just "above" them on the social food chain.

Even in an accidental death, when Lennie kills Curley's wife, we see just how weak and fragile the position of the weaker characters is, even within the context of friendship between two outcasts.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

Posted on

Soaring plane image

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial