Essay On George And Lennie's Relationship

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Good friends are always willing to sacrifice things for each other and face the consequences for the things they do. A prime example of the is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The two protagonists George and Lennie are the best of friends, and have a very close relationship. They each offer something to each others character. Sometimes positive, and sometimes not. George always seemed to view Lennie as his little brother. Lennie always tries his best to just do what George tells him to do, but that certainly doesn’t always work out. The one thing that really sets George and Lennie apart from the rest of the ranch hands is that they have each other. It’s ironic that two people that are so different from each other can have such a good relationship. It seems like George felt a kind of a protective brother relationship with Lennie. On page 3, George and Lennie are in the middle of their travels and they stop at a little stream for a rest, and Lennie decides that he wants a drink. The text goes on to say; “Lennie!’ he said sharply. “Lennie for God’ sakes don’t drink so much.” Lennie continued to snort into the pool. The small man leaned over and shook him by the shoulder. “Lennie. You gonna be sick like you was last night.” This part of the text really gives the…show more content…
It is genius of Steinbeck to write a story with two opposite men that are best of friends, but in the end on of them must make the ultimate sacrifice, and the other must pay the ultimate consequence, even though his actions aren’t really his fault. While it is sad, it does teach a lesson. It is possible for anybody to be friends. Race, gender, or whatever else, these are things that do not need to always play such a big part in who are friends are. And if you are close with that friend, you need to be able to make the best moral choice to help you both in big situations that test your
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