In John Steinbeck´s Of Mice and Men, the ideas of companionship and friendship are addressed greatly. George and Lennie are companions who have traveled alongside each other for a long time. They have to keep moving because Lennie causes trouble, and essentially strains their relationship. Although they have issues, they have a deep connection which benefits each of them. Steinbeck´s Of Mice and Men uses motifs and characterization to show that companionship is beneficial to individuals.
As Edward got sicker, he started speaking less, and it was always quieter and slower, with pauses between lots of his words. His movements became smaller and more disjointed to show his ageing state, which was effective. Edward was meant to be a character the audience liked. He was cheeky and told jokes, and always respected others. Dooley used his whole body to embody his character.
He life has so far been trying to keep a steady job while caring and looking after Lennie, who easily gets them kicked out of almost every place they go to. “An’ you ain’t gonna do no bad things like you done in Weed, neither,”(Steinbeck 8). George honestly knew he would be better off without Lennie. But because of Lennie’s aunt, he would keep him safe even if a town was after him. Multiple times he has saved Lennie from others who misinterpreted him for a fool or a creep, when really they acted on impulse than understand the situation at
Having a best friend is something that every person requires. They can help you out when in trouble or to cheer you up when feeling sad. Best friends don 't have to be perfect becuase of of them aren 't. However, Rudy was Liesel 's perfect best friend. In "The Book Theif", by Marcus Zusak, Liesel and Rudy start off with a hesitant friendship that later emerge into a strong connection.
In the book Of Mice and Men by: John Steinbeck tells a story of the different kinds of actions that were risked through friendship. George and Lennie are best friends and they do everything together which is difficult for this time period because most guys carry their own weight. After the incident in Weed causes them to leave town and find work in Murray and Ready’s, a small town ranch. Lennie and George are hard workers because they hope that they can fulfill their dream of living of the fatta
Doe Zantamata, an American author, once said, “Good friends help you find the most important things when you have lost them...your smile, your hope, and your courage.” In Frank Darabont’s film The Shawshank Redemption, hope and friendship are a large part of the characters’ lives, as they are inmates in the Shawshank prison. Andy is a newcomer and intrigues Red, an inmate who has been in the prison for a long time. Although Red is not sure what to think of him at first, they soon become good friends. Someone’s identity not only shapes that individual, but also the friendships one makes. Andy and Red’s contradicting identities draw them towards each other and transform their lives forever through their unique friendship.
In John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men there are a lot of themes. The themes consist of friendship, loneliness, discrimination and dreams. All of these themes are important, and play immense role in the outcome at the end. The major theme is that friends stick together; unconditionally; this is demonstrated through Lennie and George's actions in Weed, in the bunk house, and in the aftermath of Curly's wife's death. One example of true friends sticking together is exemplified when George stays with Lennie after Lennie's actions in Weed.
Thesis: In the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck George does need Lennie as much as Lennie needs George because Lennie provides George with companionship, and Lennie motivates George to have a dream. Throughout the story Lennie provides George with a sense of companionship. When Slim meets George and Lennie he is curious about how George and Lennie travel together wherever they go. Slim thinks it is rare to see two men traveling together but George says it's a lot better to travel with someone you know (Lennie). "It's a lot nicer to go around with a guy you know, says George" (35).
George is Lennie's best friend yet George talks about him the most. George told Slim ¨He ain't no cuckoo. He´s dumb as hell, but he ain't crazy¨ (39). Even though George repeatedly insults Lennie, George knows what Lennie is and is not and stands up for him. Another time George talks about him is when Lennie kills Curley's wife.
Crooks and Curley’s wife have another point of view on Lennie, both of them at different times try to show Lennie that George might not always be as faithful as he has been. On page 72 Crooks says, “Well s’pose, jus’ s'pose he don’t come back. What’ll you do then?” Curley's wife tries to persuade Lennie to not do exactly what George always tells him to do. The characters in Of Mice and Men show many different sides of the human condition. Living in the American Depression molded some of the ideas, but, also the men's companionship with each other affected their way of living.