How Does Steinbeck Show Friendship

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Who’s your friend? John Steinbeck uses Of Mice and Men to show friendship between all of the characters. George and Lennie two guys that go around and work at different farms to achieve the American Dream. I think that this book tells a really good message about friendship. The topic of this would be “how’s your friendship.” What would you do for your friends? George and Lennie are two guys that are set out to work for other farms and earn enough money for their dream. Along the way they run into some problems that decrease their chances of getting to it. Candy, George, and Lennie all know that Curly’s hand was broken by Lennie because he was trying to protect himself. “She watched for a moment, and then she laughed. “Baloney! What you think…show more content…
I’ll talk to you later. I like machines.” This also shows friendship because Curly’s wife is tired of dealing with Curly she thinks that he doesn’t treat her right and is always demanding of her. She, quite frankly, doesn’t care about him and chooses to keep it a secret as well. Lennie and George have a pretty deep relationship. They have been working together for a long time and have been partners. Lennie always looks up to George as his role model. George made him a promise that, when they get to build their dream house, Lennie will get to tend the rabbits. “That’s him,” Lennie said. “That’s the guy, an’ he ‘s gonna let me tend the rabbits.” This shows Lennie’s friendship with George because he is so excited to see him and talk about all of the things they are going to do. Real friends are the best friends. I think that friendship played an important role in this book. Without friendship Lennie and George would have never of made it this far. Curly’s wife had also played a major role, she could have ratted Lennie and George out for breaking her husband’s hand. But, she knew that if she would have done that then they might have been killed or kicked out of the ranch. Overall this book proves that friends are a great
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