Lennie cares about George. Lennie always wanted to be with George because, he needed a companion, but he may have trusted him a bit too much. “I turn to Lennie and say jump in and he jumps, couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn near drowned."(Steinbeck, 40) Lennie is dumb, but listens to George because he trusts him and Lennie gets hurt and doesn’t get mad at George. Lennie always wants to make George happy. "If it were here you could have some. I don’t want no ketchup." (Steinbeck, 11) Lennie always wants to give George everything he can and even when he has nothing he wants George to have some ketchup. Even when Lennie thinks George is mad at him, he still tries to find him. "Aint you gonna give me hell." (Steinbeck, 103) Lennie knew that George
A good friend is someone who is concerned for your welfare, who includes you in their life, and will be there for you in whatever situation. By these standards, I believe that George has been a good friend to Lennie in the novella Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck. We see that on numerous occasions George does all these things for Lennie. A bad friend would not care about Lennie enough to go through all George does for Lennie. Bad friends don’t care about what happens to you and George cares about what happens to Lennie.
”(72) he can’t believe that something like that would happen to George that will leave him alone. After George had scolded him had replies ”If you don 't want me I can go off an’ find a cave. I can go away any time”(13). He requests that it would better off for George and everyone else if he is alone, even though he wants someone to talk to and be with. None of the other people really like Lennie on the farm and especially when the climax of the story happened he was dreadfully hated.
George sacrifices the chance to have a better and more fulfilled life to stay with Lennie. First, when George was introducing himself and Lennie to their new boss, he said, “I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy.” This shows that George was portraying that he cares about Lennie enough to be picked up on by others. He was willing to lie about being Lennie’s cousin to get him a job. Also, when George and Lennie were talking to each other at their camp spot George said, “I could get along so easy and nice If I didn’t have you on my tail.”
I believe that Lennie wants to leave George, because Lennie Said “caus I can jus’ as well go away, George an live an in a cave”. So it seems like Lennie wants to leave, because he thinks he is a hassle to George. In chapter one Lennie said that “I’d find things, George” Implying that he wants to prove to George that he can be on his own, and leave him alone. So I think that Lennie truly wants George to leave him alone, so that he won’t be an hassle anymore.
In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there are many different themes, but friendships is one of the most important themes. The reader can find that each character in the story has a different definition of friendship. The two men are best friends. They have a very special bond. Steinbeck talked about him and his friend who are trying to build a new life for themselves .
We can make the situation end differently, but George being his friend and knowing the conditions that Lennie is in I think it was a way of ending the story. George didn 't want Lennie to suffer .So he decided to just shoot him. They could 've just let him go to jail but he would suffer. He could either die in jail by other inmates, get executed if he resisted. I don 't think George was Lennies true friend because they both didn 't like Curley. They wanted to get a farm together with many animals. They had no family and traveled together. The point was that they had nobody to depend on but themselves. So just because George was a bit smarter than Lennie didn 't mean he had to shoot him and continue being friends with the others. George
George and Lennie 's relationship is closer than most friendships now a days. George is like Lennie 's big brother and cares for him like their family. For example, when Lennie got in trouble in Weed, George did not leave him and helped him escape. Another example of George acting like a big brother to Lennie is, he holds on to Lennie 's work card so he does not lose it. George also really cares for Lennie and does not want him to leave. For example, when Lennie talks about leaving and living in a cave, George tells him that he has to stay with him to survive. George does not like to hurt Lennie 's feeling, even though he does yell at him a lot. For example, when George is saying he would be better off without Lennie, but when he sees Lennie
Despite what hardships may come, you should always be there for a friend and do what’s best for them. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George does just that for his best and only friend Lennie. Most guys like them don’t have friends, but they have a unique friendship where George acts as a brother to Lennie and tries to help him. They both share the same dream of owning a house, but George is forced to put it aside in order to do what’s best for his friend. George continually sacrifices his own happiness to take care of Lennie.
Lennie supports George and every decision that he wants to make and the ones that he makes. Their friendship allows them to not feel the pain of loneliness. George and Lennie have spent most of their lives together and they are accustomed to just having each other, they are most likely oblivious to the fact that they are all each other have. In the novel Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck exhibits the underlying factors of George and Lennie’s relationship.
In John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men there are a lot of themes. The themes consist of friendship, loneliness, discrimination and dreams. All of these themes are important, and play immense role in the outcome at the end. The major theme is that friends stick together; unconditionally; this is demonstrated through Lennie and George's actions in Weed, in the bunk house, and in the aftermath of Curly's wife's death. One example of true friends sticking together is exemplified when George stays with Lennie after Lennie's actions in Weed.
The relationship between the characters George and Lennie is a strong example of friendship in this novel. George and Lennie had been friends since they were kids; Lennie has always relied on George to get him out of tough situations since he is mentally challenged. When George and Lennie had arrived at the ranch the boss was wondering why Lennie couldn’t speak for himself; and that is when George had to step in, “George said, ‘He’s my … cousin. I told his old lady I’d take care of him.
The reason he always does that is because he wants to ensure he has a job so he won’t struggle with having to find one himself. George also constantly tells Lennie stay away from Curley and his wife (Steinbeck 32). He’s trying to protect Lennie, being so innocent he easily gets into trouble. All of these examples not only show how he protects Lennie but also guides him. George has always stayed with Lennie regardless.