George is Lennie's best friend yet George talks about him the most. George told Slim ¨He ain't no cuckoo. He´s dumb as hell, but he ain't crazy¨ (39). Even though George repeatedly insults Lennie, George knows what Lennie is and is not and stands up for him. Another time George talks about him is when Lennie kills Curley's wife.
The author uses the word “furiously” to show how angry George is that Lennie makes his life so hard. Then George claims he was just “foolin’” because he really does care about Lennie and he got carried away with what he was saying. He wants Lennie to be his companion. Lennie’s character is compared to a baby, they both require a lot of care by someone who is willing to take their good times with their bad. First, George says, “Blubberin’ like a baby!”(10).
Lennie and George, disparate types, are, against all good reason, friends. They share a good dream. They love one another. They are too limited, too inarticulate, to know how to say it, but they do show it—or rather Steinbeck shows it to us readers." Thomas means that even though Lennie and George are very different from each other they still have the greatest friendship.
George is referring to friendship. George will never be sympathetic towards Lennie too often. George has always had to be responsible for Lennie, though, as he states in chapter one. Almost 100 percent of the time, George will be a pest to Lennie. On a very rare occasion will you ever see George show any type of sympathy to Lennie.
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.
Throughout Lennie and George’s life, death shows up repeatedly and affects both of their lives, each in different ways. Lennie’s Aunt Clara has passed away and this leaves him with no living relatives or friends. He also has no one to care for him
The two, who are very thirsty, stop by a series of ponds and camp there for the night. As the two start to converse Lennie’s mental disability become blatantly apparent. Lennie is deeply devoted to George and depends on him for guidance, instruction and protection. Lennie, who at heart is essentially
Although Lennie doesn't like the ranch, because of George's words and Lennie's trust in George, Lennie stays on the ranch. Their friendship is being tested with the trust that Lennie has in George. Another example of the trust between George and Lennie is when they are in the clearing. George tells Lennie if he gets in trouble to "come right here an' hide in the brush… Hide in the brush till I come for you." (15).
“Jus’ wanted to feel that girls dress..”(Ch. 1) Lennie found himself attracted to a girls dress, as he just wanted to feel how soft her dress really was. But immediately the girl pulls away, feeling harassed and scared. Lennie, unaware of what is occurring keeps holding on as if she were a mouse. In order to save Lennie from being attacked, George makes them both escape from the town.
When John entered high school he was, “An average student in most subjects, and excelled in english. He began to write for the school newspaper, El Gabilan, and began to think seriously of becoming a writer” (Steffens 10). Steinbeck attend college classes on and off for six years, but never earned his college degree (Steffens). He was ready for work when, at twenty-seven, he