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What is George's first complaint to Lennie in "Of Mice and Men"?

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In Chapter 1 of the John Steinbeck novel "Of Mice and Men," George Milton complains to Lennie Small about the predicaments they encounter when Lennie acts on his desire to pet soft things. This complaint occurs when George takes away the dead mouse Lennie has been keeping in his pocket.

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What is George's first complaint to Lennie in "Of Mice and Men"?
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George's concern comes from Lennie not being aware of his own strength. One example of a situation caused by Lennie wanting to "pet soft things" is illustrated in this chapter when George brings up the two of them being forced to leave the last town they lived in because Lennie scared a young girl when trying to pet her dress.

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