Comparing George And Lennie In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Would you sacrifice a fun life to take care of a person you loved? In the story “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, two opposites, George and Lennie, act as brothers. These characters will face more than a few lamentations with other characters throughout the whole story. Although George will show acts of kindness and acts of sympathy toward others, he mostly acts rude and aggressive toward others.
One reason George can be viewed as aggressive towards Lennie is because George fees the need to make it so Lennie does not have to say anything. In chapter one, George angrily throws Lennie’s mouse into some bushes. The narrator says “George stood up and threw the mouse as far as he could into a darkening brush” (Steinbeck 8). George shows his frustration with Lennie through his actions of getting rid of something that makes …show more content…

In chapter one, George describes the friendship between him and Lennie. George says “When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin’. Got kinda used to each other after a while” (12). George shows that him and Lennie go way back also by saying they got used to each other. George is referring to friendship. George will never be sympathetic towards Lennie too often. George has always had to be responsible for Lennie, though, as he states in chapter one. Almost 100 percent of the time, George will be a pest to Lennie. On a very rare occasion will you ever see George show any type of sympathy to Lennie. In chapter one, George is showing sympathy for Lennie after he gets yelled at. George says “Aw, Lennie!”. George puts his hand on Lennie’s shoulder. Just after George is done yelling at Lennie, he sees that Lennie is crying and he tries to make things better by putting his hand on Lennie’s shoulder. George tends to only show sympathy for Lennie after he is done being aggressive towards

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