George is referring to friendship. George will never be sympathetic towards Lennie too often. George has always had to be responsible for Lennie, though, as he states in chapter one. Almost 100 percent of the time, George will be a pest to Lennie. On a very rare occasion will you ever see George show any type of sympathy to Lennie.
Their relationship is really weird because nobody really understands why George takes care of Lennie, but for him Lennie is like a responsibility and also means companion. This is reflected when George said this to Lennie: “No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, and I aint now. That’s a thing I want you to know.” Lennie loves George, he is like a role model for him and he admires him. In the novel that is demonstrated when Lennie says to George: “But I would eat none, I’d leave it all for you George.” With those words Lennie demonstrates the admiration and loyalty he has for his best friend.
Lennie and George, disparate types, are, against all good reason, friends. They share a good dream. They love one another. They are too limited, too inarticulate, to know how to say it, but they do show it—or rather Steinbeck shows it to us readers." Thomas means that even though Lennie and George are very different from each other they still have the greatest friendship.
So, why is George such a loyal friend to Lennie? When they were first introduced to us in the book they were dressed identically with denim pants and coasts. They also “wore black, shapeless hats and both carries a tight blanket rolls slung over their shoulders.” They were two farmers traveling from place to place to find work. It’s hard to tell them apart from the description, but we soon learn that they are actually completely different: “Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly. He pushed himself back, drew up his knees, embraced them, looked over to George to see whether he had it just right.
The author uses the word “furiously” to show how angry George is that Lennie makes his life so hard. Then George claims he was just “foolin’” because he really does care about Lennie and he got carried away with what he was saying. He wants Lennie to be his companion. Lennie’s character is compared to a baby, they both require a lot of care by someone who is willing to take their good times with their bad. First, George says, “Blubberin’ like a baby!”(10).
George often shows his anger since he is mad that he has been chosen to be the caretaker of Lennie. Meanwhile, Lennie is constantly behaving in ways which are not suitable or appropriate for his age or stature. All of these emotions lead up to George living a life where he knows he constantly has no companions or friends since the two of them are kicked out of every town due to Lennie. Due to this George is emotionally alone and this leads him to become even more frustrated. Lennie loves all of the little mice he finds but whenever he is allowed to hold one, he kills it accidentally with his strong grip.
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.
'Guys like us got no fambly...they ain't got nobody in the worl' that gives a hoot in hell about 'em' sums up the reason why their loyalty and companionship is so vital and special to each other. However, this topic is highly controversial due to Georges sense of power and dominance over Lennie. With reference to how Steinbeck presents this friendship, I will further examine how far George and Lennie are loyal or disloyal to each other.
The Boss is very confused by George & Lennie’s relationship and it does not occur to him that George and Lennie are close friends. This shows how in those times it was normal for everybody to be isolated from each other and for everybody to only care about themselves. Kindness & Importance of Friendship Q: “’We travel together,’ said George coldly. ‘Oh, so it’s that way.’ George was tense and motionless. ‘Yea, it’s that way.’” (Steinbeck 24) C: The quote shows that George was willing to defend Lennie from anyone.
The last scene of Lennie and George displays their usual relationship Lennie committing mistakes and George being mad at him. Steinbeck portrays sadness on this scene exhibits their usual relationship, but this time one thing is different, since George is pretending to be angry at him, by being apprehensive. The task George is about to do is definitely a hard one so he decide to sweet talk Lennie about their dream of the ranch while he prepares himself mentally to commit this action. There is no doubt that this was something tough for George, here is where the concept