A Comparison Of Love In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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According to “Merriam Webster”, the definition of love is having a deep affection for someone, and that is hard to find. The definition of infatuation is having a little passion or admiration for someone, and people experience that everyday. In Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, the main characters are George and Lennie, and they are always on the run. In the beginning, Lennie messed up and touched a girls dress, and the girl screamed rape. George and Lennie had to Leave town to escape prosecution. They end up on a farm where they meet new people, and Lennie continues to mess up. In the end George had to kill Lennie, so that he would not be torchered. In Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, the main characters are Romeo and Juliet and they are star crossed lovers from feuding families. They have to hide their relationship, because there love would not be aloud by their families. They ended up both committing suicide, to be together for eternity. The relationship between George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men is stronger than the relationship between Romeo and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet because they have a true connection, not just infatuation.
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First of all, George sacrifices his life to run away with Lennie: “ ‘Well, that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law she been raped. The guys in Weed start a party out to lynch Lennie.’ ” (Steinbeck 42). George did not need to leave Weed. George could have just left Lenie or turned him into the police, but instead he left his life to run away with Lennie. Another reason is, George sacrifices his future for Lennie: “ ‘ An’ that night we scrammed outta there.’ ” (Steinbeck 42) .If George stayed back in Weed, he would still have his life. However, since he had to run away with Lennie he gave up his future life that he could of had. It takes love to sacrifice your life and future for
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