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
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Secondly, as George is speaking to another character about Lennie he says “We kind of look after each other” (34). Again, this shows that Lennie and George are always with each other and helping each other out. “You never had none you crazy bastard. I got ‘em both here. Think
At first my thought was, when George realized Lennie would do whatever he wanted him to do, Lennie decided to help him out. Then I realized that George also could have decided that Lennie will do whatever he is told, and he can use Lennie to his
First, let’s start out with the fact that Lennie and George were like family and George knew what was best for Lennie. They did everything together and George has always been there for him. Lennie said, “An’ I got you. We got each other, that’s what, that gives a hoot in hell about us” (Steinbeck 104).
“if George sees me talkin’ to you he’ll give me hell” (87). Lennie doesn’t understand that some of his actions are morally wrong. When George gets upset, Lennie becomes increasingly hard on himself, which causes more damage.
From the beginning of the story, George always seems to get irked by Lennie’s lack of recollection. He cannot seem to remember anything George advises him, besides the American dream they share, which seems to be vividly engraved in his brain. George makes fun of him for this at times, while other times he gets understandably impatient. “‘I wasn't kicked in the head with no horse, was I, George?’ ‘Be a damn good thing if you was,’ George said viciously.
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.
Being friends with Lennie has led to sacrificing things in George’s life. In the first chapter, we get this message clearly when In a forest George goes off on Lennie when he keeps complaining about wanting Ketchup on his beans when they do not have ketchup George goes on to tell Lennie all the things he could do if he didn’t have to take care of Lennie and to finish it off he says “I got you! You can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get“ (Steinbeck 11). George chooses to stay with Lennie despite losing things that would make his life more comfortable. He also chooses to kill Lennie at the end of the book because he doesn’t want the Mob looking for Lennie to kill him and his last moments to be filled with fear.
From the day that Lennie’s Aunt Clara died and from the day George took Lennie in as a friend George was always there for him. If Lennie did not have George, Lennie would have no one to protect him and save him from all of the bad things that he has done. Despite all of the dangers and problems Lennie got George and himself into, George benefited and also learned from Lennie’s mistakes. George needs his ignorant sidekick as much as Lennie needs George.
George’s care for Lennie is also fulfilling a promise he made to Aunt Clara, who was Lennie’s caretaker for a period of time. This can be seen when George says “Lennie-if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush... Hide in the brush till I come for you”(Steinbeck page 15). We see that George tells Lennie to hide in the area they are staying in. He wants to prevent any harm being done to Lennie, because most of the time people tend to just want to kill him.
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.”
Lennie kept annoying George by taking dead mice and forgetting where they were going. Then when he asked George for ketchup, George grew very frustrated with him. He went on to talk about how he could live so much better without Lennie and how Lennie was always something that was holding George back from the potential he had. This is showing cruelty because during this time, it seems that
George is responsible for making sure Lennie has food, stays out of trouble, and stays safe. These seem like simple things, but not with him. When they were in Weed, he wanted to feel how soft a girl’s dress was, and didn’t let go when she wanted him to. It got completely out of hand and they had the sheriff looking for him. His memory was so awful, that after they ran out of there, he didn’t remember what he had done.
Although described as a rather large man, Lennie’s role between the two men is very childlike. Lennie is treated like a child by George because Lennie does not have the maturity or mental capability to make decisions for himself. For example, George must continuously remind Lennie of the spot he must come to if in trouble because Lennie cannot focus long enough to process this information. Lennie is also fairly unintelligent and blindly loyal to George. This loyalty is seen when George tells Lennie to jump into a river, and Lennie obeys even though he is unable to swim.
The Mice And Men The great depression was caused by a number of things including overproduction of goods by companies into an economy that already had enough problems as is. With the stock market and inequalities in wealth, the author of the mice and men was influence/was influenced by racism, the great depression and We can see that by not only the way they refer to african americans by “nigger”. Also the way the author depicted the towns it kind of made me think this is how towns in the great depression were. Mice and Men not only shows racism but you can tell in what was the great depression influenced the writers reading.