What do Steinbeck's first descriptions of George and Lennie tell us about their characters? What suggests that Lennie has the mind of a child?
One of the first descriptions of Lennie and George is of them walking "in single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other." (Pg. 2) This is a significant description because it shows that one of the characters is deliberately following the other--like a child.
The more detailed description of George shows that he has sharp, strong features and "restless eyes." These somewhat...
(The entire section contains 214 words.)
check Approved by eNotes Editorial