Lennie’s fight with Curley in Chapter 3 is an event that supports the idea that it is the right thing to do. Others will say a fight never ends well, no matter the outcome, but in this case, it shows to the other men that Lennie is not one to mess with. An example of how the fight is the right thing to do is because it stops Curley from messing with Lennie, “The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on a line” (63). This quote shows that when the big guy (Curley) is finally down, winning the
Willie Jay is the antithesis of Dick: Willie Jay encouraged Perry to strive to his fullest potential (although Willie Jay did not think that was much, based on his condescending attitude towards his lack of education). Dick attempted this, he “ had always encouraged him, listened attentively to his talk of maps, tales of treasure, but now-- and it had not occurred to him before-- he wondered if all along Dick had only been pretending” (Capote 100). Perry noticed that Dick did not actually respect him. However, Perry honestly admired Willie Jay- he was the antithesis of Dick. Perry takes the both paths on the road of manipulation, but they do not meet at the end.
However, George could have stood up for Lennie instead of killing him. There is other options other than immediately killing. Lennie was not very smart and George knew that, George was not thinking of Lennie he was thinking of himself. In the passage, Of Mice and Men, George says “He’s dumb as hell, but he ain’t crazy.” This shows that George knows that he is not stupid. George was his best friend and Lennie needed him.
An entire paragraph was dedicated to describing how positive and reassuring his smile was. Nick even went as far as to say “It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey”. However, even after Gatsby is introduced, he is elusive. Nick also doesn’t trust him completely, saying “I’d got a strong impression that he was picking his words with care”. He even out lies about his
Erik Weihenmayer was positive and staying extra positive. He was like that because he was blind and felt like he was a major set back. Weihenmayer always tried to go as fast as possible so he can make it to the top without being to much of a setback because of is blindness. He also helped his team stay calm and focused when they were getting tired and irritated. The Devil’s Thumb is Jon Krakauer telling his memoir in flashbacks.
Friendship is the relationship between George and Lennie. The friendship between Georgie and Lennie can be interpreted as brotherhood and the relationship between father and son. Brotherhood is implied because both George and Lennie share a relationship of honesty and love, even though they may not show it. When Lennie gets a little out of line, George gets very irritated and makes it apparent. However, no matter how much Lennie bothers him, George wants to protect Lennie.
Towards the end, he becomes independent of her and almost falls into the stereotype of men in the movie, but he is caring. Men aren 't depicted to care in the movie, but it is shown throughout that they care much more than anyone expects of them. Being a man in the world of Mud is more than fitting into the social standards that have been set. It is about being strong and holding up your beliefs, and not being afraid to care. Men like Mud and Ellis ' father shape how Ellis becomes a man and how his values are formed.
Nick always admire his father, one of the things Nick’s father passed along to him was "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven 't had the advantages that you 've had" (1.2). Nicks parents though him not to show off what he has and always think
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.
For example, Tim idolizes his brother but also wants to be better than him, as said in the quote, “I remember being little and watching Sam milk Old Pru and admiring him and thinking how clever he was. And then it got to be my turn to learn how… and I found out that there wasn't any glory to it; it was just hard work and made your hands ache… But still, I envied Sam, and I wished I were old enough to do something glorious, too.” Collier and Collier 64. This shows that Tim is envious of his brother, but also wants to impress him. It doesn’t matter what Sam is doing, Tim wants to do it too. Additionally, Tim has conflict with Sam when he says, “Don’t come any closer, Sam, or I’ll shoot you.” This shows the sibling rivalry between Sam and Tim, but also shows Tim’s weakness when it comes to his brother.