George and Lennie are foil characters—opposites in both actions and in appearance. They complement each other well. George lacks Lennie’s strength, so alone he’d likely struggle to find decent-paying, labor-intensive farm work. However, George has the intellect and interpersonal skills to arrange for work, whereas Lennie’s limited mental capacity prevents him from being able to make such arrangements. At first glance, it might seem that neither man can survive without the other; however, upon closer examination, and after continued reminders from George that he’d be better off without Lennie, it seems that George could in fact survive without his partner, although the same cannot be said for Lennie.
All ambling gaits are faster than a walk but usually slower than a canter. They are smoother for a rider than either a trot or a pace and most can be sustained for relatively long periods of time, making them particularly desirable for trail riding and other tasks where a rider must spend long periods of time in the saddle.  There are two basic types: lateral, wherein the front and hind feet on the same side move in sequence, and diagonal, where the front and hind feet on opposite sides move in sequence.  Ambling gaits are further distinguished by whether the footfall rhythm is isochronous , four equal beats in a 1–2–3–4 rhythm; or a non isochronous 1–2, 3–4 rhythm created by a slight pause between the groundstrike of the forefoot of one side to the rear of the other.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, published in 1937, is the story of two main characters: George and Lennie. George and Lennie are friends who work together in fields in California. Even though they work on other people's lands, they both hope to someday have land of their own. They keep moving to different jobs because Lennie, who has some mental impairments, accidentally hurts people physically because he misjudges his own strength. George and Lennie had to leave their last place of work because Lennie stroked a woman's dress and wouldn't let go. Lennie meets another woman who tells him that he can stroke her hair. But when he is stronger than she thought, she screams and Lennie accidentally breaks her neck. George and Lennie run away from a mob that seeks revenge for the murdered woman, and George shoots Lennie in the head.