How Does Steinbeck Show Sacrifice In Of Mice And Men

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A True Friendship Requires Sacrifice In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, In the novel Of Mice and Men friendship is featured many times. Friendship requires sacrifice to be with the people you love. The friendship between George and Lennie represents the true meaning of friendship.
George leaves his job every time Lennie loses his job. George wouldn’t have it so hard “If [he] was alone [he] could live so easy [he] could get a job an‘ work, an’ no trouble” (Steinbeck 11). George wouldn’t have to sacrifice if he wasn’t a true friend to Lennie. George has a life hard by having an obligation to take care of Lennie. . Lennie feels bad about issues with George, and many times he gets upset with himself. Lennie wants George to know that “[He could] go right off in the hills an [he would] fin’ a cave an’ [he would] live there so [he] won’t be no more trouble to George” (Steinbeck 101). Later in the novel, George risks sacrificing his freedom by losing his freedom by saving Lennie from a worse fate. Lennie causes many issues for George regarding a stable job. George knows he has to stay with Lennie because he made a promise to Lennie’s aunt Clara that he would take care of him. This shows their deep friendship since George feels the obligation to stay with him, and …show more content…

George and Lennie were meeting the boss at the new ranch they are working for and he says, “‘Let the big guy talk,’” and in response, George says, “ Suppose he doesn’t want to talk” (Steinbeck 25). George is protecting Lennie from making a mistake here by keeping him from talking. George always has Lennie’s back. George was telling Slim about Lennie at the ranch George said, “He ain’t bright. Hell of a good worker, though.” (Steinbeck 34). George positively talks about Lennie and says how strong he is, and how he is not smart. George is supporting Lennie in this instance. George is very supportive and protective of Lennie because this is George’s

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