“A healthy relationship doesn’t drag you down. It inspires you to be better.” (Mandy Hale) This powerful quote relates to the manifold relationships in Of Mice and Men, because the most powerful relationship in the story was built upon individual assets coming together to create a successful trio. While the destructive relationship in the book is the entirety of the quote, as George is the one being dragged down. Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck features two migrant workers, George and Lennie who acquire jobs at a ranch after running out of their previous town due to conflict. The two are hustling to make their dream a reality, but the problems they face put their dream at great risk of never coming true.
Love is accepting and caring for yourself and others. The power of love is shown in the text Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and in the film “La Mission” because George decides to accept Lennie in his life and treat him like a brother after his aunt dies. Also, Che learns to accept his homosexual son, Jesse, and care for him . These texts make it clear that love is accepting and caring for yourself and others, yet they also mention what love is not which is not accepting others for who they are. Love is a complex idea to grasp, but the two texts help us better understand this concept by showing us the conflicting bonds of George and Lennie and Che and his son Jesse.
’I’d stay my whole life if that’s what it took’ ”(208). This connects to the topic sentence because he wants to stay to help Peter and when he gets a chance to leave the island he chooses to stay because there is still anger left inside him and the only way to get rid of the anger is helping Peter. Furthermore, on the island, Peter still thinks that Cole is the same but at the end Peter Forgives Cole and they become friends. “ ‘I have something I want to give you’, he said. He took out the folded at.oow.
These are his last words to Lennie because of George bringing the gun with him to meet Lennie. George is going to shoot Lennie to take him out of his misery and let him rest in peace. (Making a Prediction) This is the climax of the story. Steinbeck is beginning to end the story and is doing it with this tense scene. George is about to kill Lennie and end the complications in both Lennie and George's minds.
George would protect Lennie at all costs even from himself. After Lennie kills a young woman, George decides it is better for Lennie to be dead rather than to be tortured and kept in a cell or a mental asylum. The decision of killing Lennie hit George like a train, but he knew it was something that was in Lennie’s own good. Knowing he could have an easier life without Lennie, George still kept him around because he needed George and George needed Lennie. George tells Slim “Course Lennie’s a God damn nuisance most of the time, but you get used to goin’ around with a guy an’ you can’t get rid of him.” (Steinbeck, 41) George explains how he feels about Lennie without getting too sweet so Slim does not think that George is weak.
John Steinbeck utilizes theme, symbolism, and repetition in his novel Of Mice and Men to create a protective world of friendship and dependence. Steinbeck uses themes of friendship, dreams, and powerlessness. “Because.. because I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you and that's why.” (14). In the novel, friendship plays an important role George and Lennie’s life. Steinbeck teaches the reader the importance
If a person saw someone do something, they might act differently than if that person didn't do anything. One example of this is on page 97 where it says, "When you see 'um, don't give 'im no chance. Shoot for his guts. That'll double 'im over." When George heard this, he decided that if Lennie was going to die, he wanted him to die peacefully and painlessly; therefore causing George to shoot Lennie.
He knew that if Curley found George with Lennie, Curley would have thought that George in on the plan the entire time. This is why Curley says “You George! You stick with us so we don’t think you had nothin’ to do with this”(Steinbeck 98). Though some may say that George shouldn’t have killed Lennie only because he didn’t want Curley to do it, George knew and understood how Candy felt when Carlson killed his dog. Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself.
In The Outsiders the main message says that you should never give up on your friends, you should stay strong, and you should have strong relationships. In the book Of Mice and Men the main message says having a friend is good, and you should stick with him/her until the end. These messages in both books are very similar because they are both about having strong lasting relationships that help each person throughout their life. Of Mice and Men and The Outsiders are very alike in many ways. The themes are similar, characters are similar, the way the story plays out is also similar.
However, he would have to spend the rest of his life thinking that he has killed his best friend, and that he can never atone for it. George’s act of violence solved one problem but, it only caused another one. Gandhi explained this best when he said, “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is
This, is the true meaning of friendship. In Of Mice and Men George and Lennie take care of each other a great amount. In the novel the text read “… because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you” (Steinbeck 14). This quote shows that George and Lennie have always got the other persons back and they know it, too. Secondly, as George is speaking to another character about Lennie he says “We kind of look after each other” (34).
However, because of his loyalty to Lennie, he chooses to help Lennie escape from the town of Weed. Lennie needs the help of George to survive. George has to make the sacrifice that he does. After that Lennie kills Curley’s wife, George knows that he can not do anything for Lennie now. Someone will eventually kill Lennie.