How Does Steinbeck Show Loyalty In Of Mice And Men

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Loyalty is a character trait that is highly valued in a true friendship. In Of Mice and Men Lennie Small and George Milton show loyalty by traveling together in the Great Depression when this was a time period when people would often travel alone. Jobs were hard to come by during the Great Depression, and harder for people with disabilities. As a person with a disability, it is necessary for Lennie to follow George’s guidance throughout the story in order to be successful and fit into society.He needs George’s help with everything he does and will believe anything George tells him. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men Lennie’s compliance, gullibility, and loyalty towards George and others show that throughout the duration of the novel Lennie does not change.

Lennie has a disability and because of that George doesn’t want Lennie to talk much and let George do the talking.Since George do the most for Lennie and himself, Lennie has to listen to George and because of that Lennie has become compliant.When Slim talks about how strong Lennie is George said “Jus’ tell Lennie what to do and he’ll do it if it don’t take no figuring.He can’t think of nothing to do himself, but he sure can take orders.”(Steinbeck 39)Even though Lennie has a disability …show more content…

He also can’t distinguish whenever a person is joking or not because of his disability.When Crook and Lennie were talking to each other, then Crook start to experiment and deceives Lennie by saying how George can’t come back because he got hurt or killed. Lennie said “Who hurt George,” Crook replied with “George ain’t hurt, He’s all right. He’ll be back all right.”(Steinbeck 72)When Lennie say who hurt George, Crook backed up because Lennie was dangerously approaching him. Showing that Lennie actually believed what Crook said and took it seriously. This proves that Lennie can be easily

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