Have you ever read the novel Of Mice and Men? In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck George and Lennie wanted to live in the American Dream, but Lennie kept getting into trouble, so George had to make a decision about how to make Lennie stop getting in trouble. George made the right decision to kill Lennie, so Lennie wouldn’t get into anymore trouble. George made the right choice because it let Lennie go through a painless death, it stop Lennie from making more mistakes, and Lennie can now live in the American Dream like he always wanted in heaven.
When asked what someone wants in a friend, a typical response would be loyalty. Best friends can not have a long term relationship without loyalty to one another, so people look for loyalty in a friend. However, loyalty comes with a cost. There are consequences of being loyal to others, like selflessness, devotion to the friendship, and more. Throughout Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, loyalty to others causes significant consequences because it can either result in harming oneself from selflessness, or abrupt betrayal.
George and Lennie 's relationship is closer than most friendships now a days. George is like Lennie 's big brother and cares for him like their family. For example, when Lennie got in trouble in Weed, George did not leave him and helped him escape. Another example of George acting like a big brother to Lennie is, he holds on to Lennie 's work card so he does not lose it. George also really cares for Lennie and does not want him to leave.
Steinbeck shows that there is a great price to be paid for not being sensitive to the needs of others as well as for taking responsibility for others. We see this take place in the novel Of Mice and Men where characters of the book are vulnerable,heartless, insensitive, and sensitive. A price is to be paid for all of these characteristics. The vulnerable characters in Of Mice and Men include Lennie, Candy, and Crooks.
Imagine you chose to kill your best friend, What if you had no other choice? That happened in this case, George shot his close friend Lennie that was handicapped. George did the right thing in shooting Lennie. He would just ruin/slow down George’s plans.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, how were George and Lennie able to remain friends even though it seemed odd to most people? Although George struggles to take care of Lennie, he remains best friends with him throughout the entire book and helps him. “The relationship between George and Lennie is an oddity to everyone at the farm, but especially to the boss who can not possibly believe that two men could be so strongly attached unless they were blood relatives” (Newman, 37) This paper will focus on why George felt so connected to Lennie and felt the need to protect and take care of him. A lesson that can be taken from Of Mice and Men is that friendship can change the way a person is and cause them to love someone as if they are family.
What comes to mind when the word loyalty is mentioned? A dog, a pet, friends or family is what most people think of when the word is mentioned. However, many would not associate the word loyalty with loneliness. When John Steinbeck thought of loyalty he wrote of deep friendships and a dog and its owner’s love. Loyalty can be associated with loneliness because by the end of a friendship or family member, someone is always gone before the other, due to old age or a medical issue that has come up.
Emotions are a very powerful human instinct that drives our thought processes and our actions. This can lead a person to carry out positive or negative acts with different consequences. No one is perfect, and neither is the character George in Of Mice and Men. George treats Lennie with the love and respect he would give a son. He cannot be blamed for treating Lennie badly just from a few words throughout the book.
Loneliness can overcome companionship Is it better to love than not be loved at all? It is better to experience love because if you don't then you will be lonely. You may not feel the pain that comes with the price of love, you could also not experience the joy that love provides. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Introduces the effects of isolation through its characters. Steinbeck depicts the essential loneliness of ranch life in California and their desire for companionship.
Many examples prove the tight friendship between the main characters. George says if he did not have to take care of Lennie, maybe he could have a girl and life would be so much easier. Things must not be so bad if he has stayed with him for so long. Also, working on a ranch can be lonely but George and Lennie have each to avoid that feeling. Even, Lennie tries to show George that he can do things for him and not be a burden; he offers to give George his ketchup, if they had any, hypothetically.