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Friendship Stick Together In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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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. George said "An' you ain't gonna do no bad things like you did in Weed (7)." This suggests George really cares about Lennie, and he doesn't want him to do anything that will get him in trouble. George said "we run, they was…show more content…
An example is when George said "Oh! I ain't saying he's bright. He ain't. But I say he's a God damn good worker. He can put up a four hundred pound bale (22)." This suggests George wants Lennie to get the job and to stay with him. George knows Lennie doesn't apprehend a lot of information and ends up doing the wrong thing. Another example is when the boss said, "Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I like to know what your interest is (22)." This implies George really cares about Lennie, and other people recognize the trouble he is taking. When Curly slugged Lennie in his face and Lennie doesn't do anything so, George said "Get him Lennie, Don't let him do it." When Lennie took Curly's hand away from his face and looked about for George. Curly had slashed at Lennie's eye and his face was covered with blood. George yelled at Lennie "I said get him (63)." Both of these examples suggest George doesn't want Lennie to get beat up and he rather get in trouble and lose his job. All of this examples indicate the friendship of Lennie and George is
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