Friendship is the relationship between George and Lennie. The friendship between Georgie and Lennie can be interpreted as brotherhood and the relationship between father and son. Brotherhood is implied because both George and Lennie share a relationship of honesty and love, even though they may not show it. When Lennie gets a little out of line, George gets very irritated and makes it apparent. However, no matter how much Lennie bothers him, George wants to protect Lennie.
George was his best friend and Lennie needed him. In Of Mice and Men, George should not have killed Lennie. George knew that Lennie needed him and that he should not have killed him. Lennie was dependent on George because he had always been around him. It was Georges responsibility to take care of Lennie.
George can get upset towards Lennie at times but, he will always stay loyal to their friendship. This quote shows loyalty because Lennie says if George really wants him to, he’ll leave George alone. George is a loyal friend though and ends up taking back what he said. Every friendship has ups and downs. Times where you could be carefree, and other times where they hate each other.
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.
Although he shows these traits, he doesn’t realize that he has friends. He is finally convinced when Alai says to him, “‘Always my friend, always the best of my friends,’” ( ). The extent of his friendship is shown by this, warming the heart of readers. Another powerful example of his friendships extent is when William Bee answered, “‘Ender, if you 're on one side of the battle, it won 't be equal no matter what the conditions are.’ ‘Right!’, called the boys. Many of them laughed.
Pride can be a positive or negative element in someone's life. It can help them succeed in their efforts or cause them to become greedy and selfish. In the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, the main character Brother shows the theme of pride through his persistence and love for Doodle. Brother had pride in Doodle, considering his brother as "his"; he always persisted in working tirelessly with him on his successes. "Brother put lots of his time, effort, and care into Doodle even though "It's a miracle [he] didn't give up" (Hurst).
In the novel, of mice and men, George was faced with the daunting task of killing his best friend to prevent him from misery. The novel, Of Mice and Men, is a beautiful piece of literature that encapsulates the importance of good friends, and the novel also shows the importance of decisions. The two main characters in the novel are George and Lennie, George is a fairly intelligent and nurturing person that cares for Lennie more than anyone else does. George gives up an easy life to care for Lennie because of how much he loves Lennie despite the trouble Lennie causes him. Lennie is an extremely sympathetic and cordial person who has a peculiar fetish with petting soft things, this fetish causes trouble for Lennie and George.
In spite of the fact that George and Lennie’s friendship is not always easy for George to handle because of Lennie’s shortcomings, George is always ready to vouch for Lennie” (Rollins 21). For example, he assures both the boss and the other workers that Lennie is a good worker and therefore deserves the job “...he’s sure a hell of a good worker. Strong as a bull” (Steinbeck 24). Lastly, George considers himself and Lennie lucky to have each other and thinks that they are not as lonely as the other workers because they have each other. They also have their dream of having their own place together, a dream
George also really cares for Lennie and does not want him to leave. For example, when Lennie talks about leaving and living in a cave, George tells him that he has to stay with him to survive. George does not like to hurt Lennie 's feeling, even though he does yell at him a lot. For example, when George is saying he would be better off without Lennie, but when he sees Lennie
While reading John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, I noticed numerous similarities to Of Mice and Men. The first one being the strong emphasis on the importance of family. In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie were basically family, seeing as how George never failed to protect Lennie, even when Lennie got into trouble. For instance, when Lennie caused a commotion in Weed, George stuck by him, helping him escape. In The Pearl, Kino struggles to provide for Juana and Coyotito.