Write a paragraph explaining how Lennie from Of Mice and Men and the creature from The Bride of Frankenstein are characterized in similar ways. Think of their physical and psychological selves, as well as actual plot events to compare. Point out the similarity and then explain why. Include at least six complete sentences in your paragraph, or try to fill up the lines provided.
The physical resemblance between Lennie and the creature is pretty clear. Both of the characters are tall and strong but barely aware of their capabilities. Both of the characters have visible mental disabilities. Lennie does not change during the novel and cannot comprehend the threat which comes to him. The creature acts out of impulses but not reasonable, weighted decisions. Both characters commit a crime out of their mental incapability, and both face a tragic demise.
It would be wise to revise both novels before writing an analysis between Lennie and the creature. The resemblance of the characters’ appearance and plot twists do not make them similar. A student should analyze the archetypes embedded in Lennie and the creature in their external and internal analysis. They represent the unaffected innocence before the cruel world and society in it. This conclusion is one of the many, but the analysis should aim to give a bigger picture of the characters.
Lennie and the creature are two characters of different origins but the same fate. Both of them are well developed physically but clumsy. Both of them having mental disabilities, conditioned by different circumstances. Both of them commit a homicide, which resulted in a violent reaction to the characters. These characters are not evil-minded per se, but society cannot accept them and forgive their behavior. The image of a lump with a lack of mental capability is the image of ill-judged innocence before the unquestioned social laws.