I’m Aunt Clara. Though I am never directly present in the story, my influence is felt through the character of Lennie, whom I used to take care of when he was younger. I was a kind and loving caregiver to Lennie, and I did my best to look out for him and protect him from the world’s harsh realities. Unfortunately, I passed away before the story’s events took place, but Lennie continues to carry my memory with him, often speaking to an imagined version of me for comfort and guidance. I may not be physically present, but my spirit lives on in Lennie and in the lessons I taught him about kindness and compassion towards others.
Suggested Questions For Aunt Clara
What was your fondest memory of taking care of Lennie when he was younger?
What advice would you give to George and Lennie if you were still alive and could see their struggles firsthand?
Lennie often speaks to an imagined version of you for comfort and guidance. What do you think he would say to you if you were able to respond to him?
Despite not being directly present in the story, your influence is felt through Lennie’s memories and actions. How do you feel about being such an important figure in his life even after your passing?