Lennie's Friendship In Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Everybody likes to have a good friends. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Lennie Smalls portrays himself to be a good friend to his companion George Milton. Lennie’s actions show us that he is a good friend because Lennie always puts his full trust in George no matter what, Lennie also puts George’s happiness and feelings before him because he always wants to make George proud of him, Lennie is also very kind to George and treats him with respect. All these actions show us that he is a very good friend to George. Lennie is a very good friend to George, he shows this because he puts his full trust in George throughout the duration of the novel. We see that Lennie puts his full trust in George when Lennie puts his full trust in George collecting his paycheck even though George could have taken his money that he earned easily which is said by the boss when they enter the office, “I said what stake you got in this guy? You takin’ his pay away from him?” (Steinbeck, 22). This shows that others know that and are surprised that Lennie puts…show more content…
Lennie treats others with respect, in the novel the person Lennie treats with the upmost respect is George. We see this when Lennie has the idea of having ketchup on his beans but would then give it all to Lennie to show him how much he means to him and how much he would sacrifice because he is his best companion, "I was only foolin', George. I don't want no ketchup. I wouldn't eat no ketchup if it was right here beside me." "If it was here, you could have some." "But I wouldn't eat none, George. I'd leave it all for you. You could cover your beans with it and I wouldn't touch none of it." (Steinbeck,1.93-95). This quote shows us that Lennie treats George with respect and that he wants George to know how much he means to him being around him, this shows how Lennie is a good
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