Of Mice And Men Character Analysis

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What if you had to shoot a family member, a pet, or someone that is caring to you? How would you feel about it? In the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck George and Lennie go on an amazing adventure but with a dramatic ending. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Steinbeck displays compassion in George by how he takes in Lennie and helps him through life. George is happiest when he doesn 't have to yell at Lennie and, when George does yell, he feels terrible. In the beginning of the novel, George showed compassion by telling Lennie’s aunt Clara That George will watch over Lennie. He also told Lennie about the dream that the two guys have. George said “sure and we’d have a little house an’ a room to ourselves” (pg 58). He realizes that this makes Lennie happy and when he is feeling down George knows what will make him happy and joyful. When George sees Lennie being happy and how he helps him through life steinbeck is showing a great amount of compassion between the two characters. In the world today, people see their friends, as someone to rely on, but most friends don’t act emotionally caring or helpful. Towards the middle of the book George shows another great example by helping Lennie out of the river when Lennie couldn 't swim and almost drowned. In the book George was talking to Slim and he said ¨I turned to Lennie and said ‘jump in’ and he jumped. He couldn 't swim, pretty near drowned before we could get to him. After he was so damn nice to me for
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