George And Lennie's Friendship

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Friendship is something that can either last a long time or for a short amount of time. Everybody has had friendships come and go at times in their life. The two main characters, George and Lennie, have quite the bond. They both have each others back at all times. They have loyalty, love, and share the same dream with each other. It is always good to be able to share interests with friends. This is the case for me and my friends. We all share the love for sports. All at the same time we’ve got each others back, just like George and Lennie. I have had these friends for quite a while. I believe we share the same relationship as George and Lennie do. Comparing George and Lennie’s friendship with my friends based off loyalty, honesty, and sharing…show more content…
If friends are just there should they even really be clarified as friends. In the novel Lennie gives George a lot of loyalty and same for George. Towards the start of the story George and Lennie are ran out of their old job in Weed because Lennie makes a mistake. George then begins on a rant saying what his life would be like if Lennie wasn’t always bugging him. He soon realizes that what he has said is wrong because Lennie can’t help himself. “You crazy son-of-a-bitch. You keep me in hot water all the time.”’ “‘Jus’ wanted to feel that girl’s dress…”’ His anger left him suddenly. He looked across the fire at Lennie’s anguished face, and then he looked ashamedly at the flames” (Steinbeck 11). George can get upset towards Lennie at times but, he will always stay loyal to their friendship. This quote shows loyalty because Lennie says if George really wants him to, he’ll leave George alone. George is a loyal friend though and ends up taking back what he said. Every friendship has ups and downs. Times where you could be carefree, and other times where they hate each other. My friends and I have had occasions where we wouldn’t talk to each other. We always seem to be come the same as we were before. That is what I believe loyalty in a friendship is. Whether it’s George and Lennie or my friends and I. Next, I will speak about honesty in…show more content…
I feel that if people aren’t honest with each other most of the time they can’t get along. Although George and Lennie aren’t always honest with each other, they are when it is really needed. Lennie is hesitant to tell George that he has mice but, he reveals them after a while. “George looked sharply at him. “‘What’d you take outta that pocket?”’ “‘Ain’t a thing in my pocket,”’ Lennie said cleverly. “‘I know there ain’t. You got it in your hand. What you got in your hand-hidin’ it?”’...Lennie held his closed hand away from George’s discretion. “‘It’s on’y a mouse, George”’(Steinbeck 5). Lennie likes to pet soft things. That’s mostly the reason why they got ran out of Weed. So, when he gets the chance to pet something like a dead mouse he takes it. In order for myself to make friends with another, we must be 100% honest with each other. I do not want a friend that wants to keep secrets from me. It is evident that honesty in demonstrated in their relationship. Last but not least is sharing the same qualities, beliefs, goals is a guarantee in
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