care for his child. He calls him “boy”
on a number of occasions when he
praises Lennie and says “good boy.”
He sets down rules for Lennie and
offers to reward him for good
behaviour as well as threatening
Lennie with punishment if he fails to
do as he is told. He sometimes gets
frustrated and angry with Lennie for
making his life harder and when he
is angry he says that he would have

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck