George's Responsibility In Of Mice And Men Essay

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In the book Of Mice And Men written by John Steinbeck reflects the theme of man responsible for fellow man in the book Of Mice and Men. Throughout the novella, George is responsible for Lennie. George shows responsibility for Lennie by giving Lennie direction, looking out for Lennie, and also helped Lennie remember things. Towards the end of the story, George shot Lennie because it was his responsibility. By making this wise decision, Lennie benefitted from either being put in jail or a mental hospital. In addition to taking care of Lennie and taking responsibility over him, George gives Lennie direction. George guided Lennie by giving him direction. " ‘if you jus' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an' hide in the brush." '.(page 15) George told Lennie where to go if something bad happens. Telling Lennie where to go if he gets in trouble is giving Lennie safety. Another example is when George stated “ ‘well, you keep away from her, ‘cause she’s a rat trap if I ever seen one.” ’( Steinbeck 32) George …show more content…

An example is on page six ' " Good boy. That's swell. You say that over two, three times so you sure won't forget it." ' In that passage George was helping Lennie remember not to say anything to their boss. George didn't want him to say anything to the boss so that the boss wouldn't give them the job because Lennie is mentally challenged. Helping Lennie remember this is looking out for Lennie because he had trouble remembering things. A second example is when George said ' " Hide in the brush till i come for you. Can you remember that?" '(Page 15) George is helping Lennie remember where to go if he gets in trouble. This helps Lennie when he got in Trouble with Curley because he killed his wife. George throughout the book helped Lennie remember numerous things that benefited Lennie later

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