How Does Steinbeck Show Loyalty In Of Mice And Men

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“Loyalty is what makes us trust. Trust is what makes us stay. Staying is what makes us love, and love is what gives us hope” (Dekken). The book, Of Mice and Men, is mainly based upon two men whose bond is unbreakable. One has the mind of a child, but the body and strength of a grown tuff man. Whereas the other man is mature and small, with a deep and strong appearance.Together they go through thick and thin until one of the man has to put the other one out of his misery. Basing his life off a lifelong dream, one of them dies making his own heaven. The trust and loyalty that both had for each was something beyond than just two men who travel together. Like a child, trust and loyalty grow throughout the years; who you trust and who you are loyal to says a lot about you, and what your future holds. John Steinbeck illustrates the theme of trust and loyalty by demonstrating the enormous bond that George and Lennie have in the book, Of Mice and Men.
In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses two distinct men who travel together in search of jobs to create this intriguing and diverse novel. Lennie Small, who isn’t so small, has a few mental issues. …show more content…

For example, “ Lennie was delighted. ‘That’s it -- that’s it. Now tell how it is with us’ ” (Steinbeck 14). Lennie remembers everything George says about them, and about the land they want to live on when they have enough money to afford it. Lennie remembers everything from the animals, to how the place is going to look. Furthermore, “George remembers what George says when he gets him mad. Lennie states in the book, “ ‘Sure, like you always done before. Like, ‘If I di’n’t have you I’d take my fifty bucks---’ “ (Steinbeck 103). Lennie isn’t used to George acting this nice to him. Lennie wants it to be like usual, with George giving him hell and getting him in trouble. Lennie is loyal and trusts George, not like many men in the

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