Think about someone who can be shy at times, but can also be outgoing and protective over certain things. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are two friends who take jobs on a farm to earn money so they can buy their own farm. Lennie has a mental disorder, but no one knows about it other than George, who protects him. Lennie gets excited easily, so to try to stay calm he likes to pet soft things. One of the men on that farm has a wife who lets Lennie stroke her hair because it’s soft.
Good friends are always willing to sacrifice things for each other and face the consequences for the things they do. A prime example of the is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The two protagonists George and Lennie are the best of friends, and have a very close relationship. They each offer something to each others character. Sometimes positive, and sometimes not.
In chapter two in Of Mice and Men, it discusses about how vigorous George's and Lennie’s friendship bond is. A substantial example of this is seen when George was explaining to the ranch boss (Curley’s father) how he took care of Lennie when his Aunt Clara died. Subsequently, both George and Lennie have been working, living, and traveling together. Whenever Lennie gets into any trouble or a difficult situation, George protects him and typically does not get furious about what Lennie has done. When George and Lennie make it to the ranch and begin to work, a gentleman known as Slim stated, “You guys travel around together...
Everybody likes to have a good friends. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Lennie Smalls portrays himself to be a good friend to his companion George Milton. Lennie’s actions show us that he is a good friend because Lennie always puts his full trust in George no matter what, Lennie also puts George’s happiness and feelings before him because he always wants to make George proud of him, Lennie is also very kind to George and treats him with respect. All these actions show us that he is a very good friend to George.
What comes to mind when the word loyalty is mentioned? A dog, a pet, friends or family is what most people think of when the word is mentioned. However, many would not associate the word loyalty with loneliness. When John Steinbeck thought of loyalty he wrote of deep friendships and a dog and its owner’s love. Loyalty can be associated with loneliness because by the end of a friendship or family member, someone is always gone before the other, due to old age or a medical issue that has come up.
One of Lennie's greatest fears is being on George's bad side. To me, this quotation sounds like a goodbye. George is telling Lennie that in their entire friendship, he was never mad at him. He wants to let Lennie feel loved and that he never did anything to get on his bad side. These are his last words to Lennie because of George bringing the gun with him to meet Lennie.
SETTING The book Of Mice and Men is set in two different places. It begins beside a stream, near to the Salinas River, which is a few miles south of Soledad, California. It then shifts over to a ranch, where the majority of the story is set. At the end of the novel, the setting comes back to where it began.
Slim and George walk into the bunkhouse together and George thanks Slim for Lennie’s new puppy. Slim comments on Lennie’s ability to work hard and mentions that it is obvious Lennie is not too bright. Slim then asks why Lennie and George go around together because most of the ranch hands he has seen are always alone and “never seem to give a damn about nobody”. Feeling comfortable with Slim, George explains that he knew Lennie 's aunt. After her death, Lennie just naturally began staying with George and following him around.
Throughout history, there has always been that one person that holds a relationship or a group of people together. There’s Andrew Clark from the Breakfast Club: the smart, logical thinking one. There’s Monica Geller from Friends: the one who likes to take care of everyone else’s messes. The same thing occurs in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, a novella set in the early 1900’s where two migrant workers, George, the responsible one, and Lennie, the strong one with some mental handicaps, work from farm to farm attempting to run away from trouble. They dream of owning their own farm that they can run how they please, but their dream gradually slips away from them every time that Lennie soils their employment and forces them to run away to find
In the novel Of mice and men by John Steinback, it shows the special relationship between the two main characters, George and Lennie. George is like a father figure to Lennie because Lennie obeys what George tells him to do and George makes sure that Lannie is well protected. George has a more rocky relationship with Lennie. This is shown how in the beginning of the novel George says that his life would be easier without Lennie but later mentions, "No-look! Lennie I was jus foolin' , Lennie.