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How are george and Lennie foils?

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March 09, 2010 7:51PM

George and Lennie are foils on a few different levels. One is in appearance. Lennie is a strong burly man, while George is short and small. The two characters are also oppositional in attitude. Lennie is calm and loving, while George is easily excited. Lennie follows orders and George takes charge. Lennie also goes through life with the desire to simply love and be loved, and George realizes the cruelties of the world and attempts to conquer them.