Although Lennie, from Of Mice and Men, and Arthur Radley (Boo), from To Kill a Mockingbird, appear different on the outside they are very similar characters. They are both ‘mockingbirds’ in their stories, which symbolizes their innocence. Both societies do not welcome them and discriminate against them; they are socially not accepted. Similarly, they both mean no harm when they both kill a character in the stories (Curley’s wife and Bob Ewell). In Of Mice and Men, Lennie is killed; conversely Boo Radley is saved from his society. They both have mental issues as Lennie is mentally retarded and Boo stays locked up inside his house and was suppose to go to an asylum. They have differences such as Lennie who is referred to as a wild animal, reacts without thinking, and loves to talk. Whereas Boo, on the other hand, is observant, thinks before he acts and has seldom spoken in his life. Despite their differences they both mean well to their surroundings and care for people.