Of Mice And Men Friendship

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Steinbeck in his novel, “Of Mice and Men”, employs a strong friendship outline. The four main characters, George, Lennie, Candy, and Crooks’ are involved in different types of friendship situations. Every character has his own personality, these personalities were mainly formed by their friendship status, throughout the novel, as a characters friendship status changes, his traits tend to change as well. Every character has a dream they want to achieve; and most characters share their dream with other characters. It is said to be The American Dream, which was not achievable back in the early 90’s, it was called The Great Depression. George and Lennie emphasizes a good example of friendship, they are more like family rather than friends. “Lennie,…show more content…
“Candy looked unhappily, he said softly. No I couldn’t do that. I had him too long” Candy could not kill his dog, and he was sad when they told him that it was time to shoot your dog, it might be a dog to them but it was more than a dog to him, it was his friend. Candy did not want to feel lonely, he was so used to him (the dog) that if he left, he won’t be able to survive, “Candy threw his legs off the bunk. He scratched the white stubble whiskers on his cheeks nervously. “I’m so used to him,” he said softly.” Candy was nervous that they might be right, it might be the right thing to do but he was afraid it might be the biggest regret in his life because he would be lonely because of the absence of friendship. Candy gave up after he knew he had no hope of keeping his friend (the dog) “awright- take ‘im” he laid back on his bunk and crossed his arms behind his head and stared at the ceiling.” Candy tried his best to avert looking at his poor dog because he can avoid crying or him getting sad or that he might change his mind even though he does not have a choice. However, Sometimes candy regrets agreeing for them to kill his dog, “I ought to shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog” he also regrets that he was not the one who put his dog down, he thinks that he is the one who was supposed to do it and not let anyone “stranger” do it for him. Candy explains to George what he think they will do after he is not useful anymore, “you seen what they did to my dog? They says he was no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me…” he is so lonely that he is wishing for someone to shoot him and put him out of his misery just like they did with his dog, because he has no one anymore, who will he
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