How Is George Successful In Of Mice And Men

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Imagine the last time you did something for someone else. Think about if you got something or were expecting something in return. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George takes care of Lennie who is cognitively delayed. George sacrifices everything he has to care for Lennie just as much as he cares for himself. A true companion does the most selfless acts for their partner. To being, during the novel, George gives up parts of his life for Lennie. George tells Lennie about how he could have so many more jobs without Lennie, but would give up any job for him. George says, “‘God a'mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an’ work, an’ no trouble. No mess at all, and when the end of the month come I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want… You can’t keep a job and lose every job I get’” (pg 11). This shows that George is quite frustrated with Lennie and his actions. But later, when Lennie tells George that he can leave at any time, George says, “‘I’m just foolin, I want you to stay with me”” (pg 11). George is doing a selfless act by giving up jobs for Lennie because when George makes less money, it makes being successful and living the American dream harder. George could do so much …show more content…

George kills Lennie so that his life can end in a happy way. Before George shoots Lennie, he tells him to talk about the life they are going to have and the farm they are going to live at, which makes Lennie very happy. Lennie says, “‘And I get to tend the rabbits’...Lennie giggled with happiness. ‘An’ live on the fatta the lan”’ (page 105). Even though killing Lennie was the hardest thing George ever had to do, he did it so that his life ended while he was thinking about what the future had in store, and not have he had done in the past. Only a true companion would do an extremely difficult and gruesome deed for the one they love and care about the

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