Lennie's Friendship

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Steinbeck has shown throughout this story that friendship is an important factor to living a happy life, that everyone needs to have company at least once in awhile to enjoy life just a little. Steinbeck shows this through the changing emotions of the characters throughout the story. People always need to have at least one friend to make them happy in life, Steinbeck shows this throughout the novel by showing that at first Lennie wasn’t very happy always living on the run and starting new jobs all the time but once he realizes that George is always going to be with him and protect him he starts to become happy and states that he is starting to like it at the new job on the farm. Most people in the world that are lonely are often not happy…show more content…
Lennie asks George many times if he should go run away off into the mountains and leave him alone. At first in the story it seems like George is almost obligated to take care of Lennie but once Lennie offers to run away George tells him no that they have each other and they always will, this shows that George actually needs and cares about Lennie. They are all nervous about the new job at the farm but after a while working there and they realize that they have each other they start to like the new job. Once Lennie gets into some more trouble this is the last time. George cares about Lennie so much that he ends up killing him. The reason he killed him is because he didn’t want him suffering from the wrath of curley . Killing a friend would be the most important decision someone could ever make but the reason he does it in this story is because George loves Lennie as a friend and couldn’t see him get…show more content…
One very important character that shows a huge change in the story is Candy. When George and Lennie first arrive at the barn Candy is a very quiet guy. He is very shy and does not really talk to anyone but his dog, but as soon as he hears George and Lennie talking about the dream they have planned for the future he got all excited and became more outgoing and wanted to join in the conversation. Everytime after that point Candy was always happy and enjoying life knowing that he will be able to have freedom after this
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