Comparison Of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story about two best friends named Lennie Small and George Milton's small adventure on a ranch. While on the ranch they encounter came to face new people and small conflicts. They also learn about the other characters dreams, while they add on to their own. As the story progresses readers learn that George and Lennie have a close bond, but in certain situations Lennie gets George into serious trouble representing Lennie as a burden. George did the right thing when he killed Lennie because Lennie’s a danger to others, George was showing compassion, and Lennie’s a danger to himself. George made the right choice because Lennie’s a danger to others. Lennie was smiling at the memory of the ranch when Curley caught him and then he demanded Lennie to fight him. When Lennie refused Curley started hitting him so George told him to fight back. So Lennie fought back “Curley’s fist was swinging when Lennie reached for it. The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on a line, and his close fist was lost in Lennie's big hand” (Steinbeck 63). Later on in the story Lennie and Curley’s wife were talking inside the barn where they got a little too close and comfortable. Lennie was patting her hair and he wouldn't let go so Curley's wife started screaming and Lennie got crossed at her. After Lennie grabbed Curley’s wife “She continued to struggle, and her…show more content…
Of Mice and Men is important to read because one theme the book is of loving someone enough to let them go even if it’s going to hurt. It's crucial to know when to let someone go or when to hold on to them. In life there are a lot of hard choices a person’s going to make and it's important to know how to make them. Of Mice and Men is a confusing book and if not read and looked at deeply the readers will get the wrong message about killing a
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