Would you sacrifice a fun life to take care of a person you loved? In the story “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, two opposites, George and Lennie, act as brothers. These characters will face more than a few lamentations with other characters throughout the whole story. Although George will show acts of kindness and acts of sympathy toward others, he mostly acts rude and aggressive toward others. One reason George can be viewed as aggressive towards Lennie is because George fees the need to make it so Lennie does not have to say anything.
During most of the story we can tell that Lennie focuses on things like his dream of tending the rabbits; and he is always trying to make George happy, for example by letting him have all of the imaginary ketchup so George could eat his beans with it. It’s safe to say that George can find Lennie a bit annoying at times. What will help us understand why Lennie and George are such good friends it this quote: “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you.” What this means is that Lennie need someone to look after him, and George need someone to care
Their relationship is really weird because nobody really understands why George takes care of Lennie, but for him Lennie is like a responsibility and also means companion. This is reflected when George said this to Lennie: “No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, and I aint now. That’s a thing I want you to know.” Lennie loves George, he is like a role model for him and he admires him. In the novel that is demonstrated when Lennie says to George: “But I would eat none, I’d leave it all for you George.” With those words Lennie demonstrates the admiration and loyalty he has for his best friend.
The last scene of Lennie and George displays their usual relationship Lennie committing mistakes and George being mad at him. Steinbeck portrays sadness on this scene exhibits their usual relationship, but this time one thing is different, since George is pretending to be angry at him, by being apprehensive. The task George is about to do is definitely a hard one so he decide to sweet talk Lennie about their dream of the ranch while he prepares himself mentally to commit this action. There is no doubt that this was something tough for George, here is where the concept
The beginning of the novel starts out with a description of the area that George and Lennie will be staying the night. Likewise, with George and Lennie walking to the new ranch rambling about how upset they are that they now have to abandon Weeds and go somewhere new because of another one of Lennie’s incidents. They discuss how annoying it is that the bus driver said that they would only need to walk a couple miles up the road when in reality they walked a great deal. However, the movie commences with a lady in red frantically running in a field and a bunch of men on horses (police) chasing after George and Lennie. George and Lennie then hide in an irrigation riverside until the police go away.
When it comes to death it is better to have a peaceful one rather than a harsh death. In the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George is put in the middle of a desperate situation forcing him to kill his best friend in an act of mercy. After constantly saving Lennie from getting into trouble, it becomes clear that George has the best interest in Lennie. He wants Lennie to become aware of his actions, and maybe one day not be so dependent on someone to keep him out of trouble. George's actions are justified as it was better for a friend to kill Lennie unexpectedly rather than a cruel manner by Curley and his men.
George often shows his anger since he is mad that he has been chosen to be the caretaker of Lennie. Meanwhile, Lennie is constantly behaving in ways which are not suitable or appropriate for his age or stature. All of these emotions lead up to George living a life where he knows he constantly has no companions or friends since the two of them are kicked out of every town due to Lennie. Due to this George is emotionally alone and this leads him to become even more frustrated. Lennie loves all of the little mice he finds but whenever he is allowed to hold one, he kills it accidentally with his strong grip.
Thomas means that even though Lennie and George are very different from each other they still have the greatest friendship. The end proves their friendship, when George kills Lennie at the end. George knew the consequences of Lennie killing Curley 's wife, so he put Lennie in a happy mindset and killed him. George 's killing of Lenny was a merciful shooting and he didn 't have any motive for it. This shows their respect for each other because George showed him respect by killing him happy
The Boss is very confused by George & Lennie’s relationship and it does not occur to him that George and Lennie are close friends. This shows how in those times it was normal for everybody to be isolated from each other and for everybody to only care about themselves. Kindness & Importance of Friendship Q: “’We travel together,’ said George coldly. ‘Oh, so it’s that way.’ George was tense and motionless. ‘Yea, it’s that way.’” (Steinbeck 24) C: The quote shows that George was willing to defend Lennie from anyone.