George can get upset towards Lennie at times but, he will always stay loyal to their friendship. This quote shows loyalty because Lennie says if George really wants him to, he’ll leave George alone. George is a loyal friend though and ends up taking back what he said. Every friendship has ups and downs. Times where you could be carefree, and other times where they hate each other.
Many people think of their best friends, and they are happy to see them, want to do things with them, and are just generally glad to have them around. However, in John Knowles’s A Separate Peace, this is not the case with friends Phineas and Gene. In this novel, Knowles uses the protagonist, Gene forrester, to help show how betrayal can ruin friendships. He uses many techniques, including foreshadowing, figurative language, and symbolism. Foreshadowing is a technique that is used throughout the book.
There are countless stories that have sappy endings where the hero saves the day and everything goes well, but in James Hurst’s short story ‘The Scarlet Ibis’ the main character makes mistakes that costs his little brother his life. Doodle, the little brother, has many different facets of his personality similar to a real person. It is because of these many facets that we, the readers, could connect to him.The most notable personalities that Doodle has is his selflessness, dependence on others, and his creative imagination. Doodle is very selfless and he is willing to walk to the edge of the earth just to see his family happy. He could not walk at all because of his birth defects, but his brother slowly but surely taught him how to first stand up, and then walk.
One day a bird came (scarlet Ibis) sat on a tree and then it died, his family was all laughing at doodle struggling. The next day the narrator and his brother went out to the river,the narrator was walking fast to get there. Then he was trying to teach him how to row a boat and then it started raining and he started to take off running as when doodle yells and keeps say “don’t leave” “please don’t leave me” and because he was ashamed mad sad that they did not accomplish their goal but then he started to feel guilty about leaving him and when he left him he was laying on the ground with blood everywhere and he found out he was dead and covered over him crying. You never know what you got until you lose it. Doodle was a nice kid and the fact that the narrator (his brother) was mean to him was sad.
In the same way, students who are studying this book may look for a true companion in their everyday lives. The book demonstrates that even though George has to make a lot of sacrifices in exchange for their friendship, he is always ready to vouch for Lennie and protect his dream of a better life until the end. This theme is exemplified in Bernard E. Rollins paper on the relationship between George and Lennie and the need for companionship. He writes, “Although loneliness is a prominent theme in the novel, George and Lennie’s unique friendship runs like a red thread through the story and one can read between the lines how valuable this friendship is to both of them. In spite of the fact that George and Lennie’s friendship is not always easy for George to handle because of Lennie’s shortcomings, George is always ready to vouch for Lennie” (Rollins 21).
It didn’t seem sensible at all.” (Hurston 55). By using phrases such as “set on it” and capitalizing words such as “not,” Hurston emphasizes the fact that Joe was not going to change his decision or let Janie violate it under any circumstances. Not only does Janie not have the courage to speak up about her discomfort with the head rag, but Joe never gives her the chance to do so either. It is paramount to note that Joe is the person of power in the relationship between himself and Janie because of his role as mayor of the town and his assertion of this role throughout their relationship. Though this shouldn’t matter in terms of their relationship, Joe continually characterizes Janie as being “the mayor’s wife,” giving Janie no opportunity to express the way she feels, in private or public.
Also, the Bible states that Jesus is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Sometimes friends are brothers (or sisters) such as Homer and Harold Figg, or Katniss and Prim Everdeen. And it doesn’t always have to be two friends. Harry, Hermione, and Ron are three friends who stuck together in the Harry Potter books. The three musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aremus - were big buddies.
Family is a person that’s always there for you, it doesn’t necessarily have to be your blood. Family is the people that’s loyal to you, the people that won’t turn their back on you when you need it most. Which gets me to the books Of Mice And Men, The Great Gatsby and the article “The Baby Boom For Gay Parent’s”. In OMAM the relationship between Lennie and George was strong. They considered each other family even though they weren’t blood.
"An' why? Because...because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why." This quote shows friendship the most. Friendship is one of the most important things throughout the book in the book George and Lennie are very good friends and they need each other to survive in such a bad area and jump from job to job "'Ain't many guys travel around together,' he mused. 'I don't know why.