Comparison Of Good Life In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Bertrand Russell once said, “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” This quote relates to Of Mice and Men, because George shows you how to live a life inspired by love, and knowledge. George and Lennie, are two displaced migrant ranch workers, that traveled together from place to place in California looking for jobs during the Great Depression. George and Lennie must work together through their differences to find a stable place to live. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George teaches the reader valuable life lessons of responsibility, companionship, and determination. First, George shows a big role of responsibility in the novel Of Mice and Men. For example, Lennie said he should just go away and be by himself because he…show more content…
The fact that companionship is necessary for a good life is well demonstrated by George. For example, George one of the main characters was talking to Lennie about how hard it is working on the ranches when he said, "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. They come to a ranch an' work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they're poundin' their tail on some other ranch. They ain't got nothing to look ahead to" (Steinbeck, 13). This quote explains that George and Lennie are lucky to have each other because most guys are alone when they travel from place to place, but George and Lennie stick together. George shows that he cares about Lennie, even when he talks about how Lennie is a pain and doesn’t listen to George. Lennie gets them into trouble, but George will always be there for him. George has a good connection with Lennie and is a person that will deal with Lennie’s challenges because of their significant companionship. Their companionship gave George desire that they will own a farm one
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