What is a quotation that shows Lennie's strength and childlikeness?I only need a short quote to put on a picture. My picture is hand drawn and it is in the setting of the barn, in my picture I...

What is a quotation that shows Lennie's strength and childlikeness?

I only need a short quote to put on a picture. My picture is hand drawn and it is in the setting of the barn, in my picture I have a hay stack with a dead puppy and a mirror reflecting the hay stack with a dead woman to represent Curley's wife. I am looking for a good quotation that is short and simple.

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Lennie has a number of wonderful comments throughout the course of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Although it may not be quite what you are looking for, I like what Lennie says early on in the work when he makes little splashes in the pool: "Look, George. Look what I done."

Lennie's strength and simplicity also seems to appear when George discovers him playing with the dead mouse: "I didn’t kill it. Honest! I found it. I found it dead."

Another possibility would be Lennie's comment after his encounter with Curley, who attacks Lennie violently. After not defending himself for some time, Lennie finally does act when George tells him to. After crushing Curley's hand, Lenny cries "I didn't wanta...I didn't wanta hurt him."

Likewise, after Lennie kills the puppy, he thinks George will get mad at him and he thinks, "Now I won't get to tend the rabbits."

After Lennie kills Curley's wife, we also hear his concern about not being allowed to tend the rabbits, but we also hear him utter another famous line: "I done a bad thing. I done another bad thing."

Hopefully, some of these quotations will help you with your project.

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