Of Mice And Men George And Lennie's Relationship

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Think about someone who can be shy at times, but can also be outgoing and protective over certain things. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are two friends who take jobs on a farm to earn money so they can buy their own farm. Lennie has a mental disorder, but no one knows about it other than George, who protects him. Lennie gets excited easily, so to try to stay calm he likes to pet soft things. One of the men on that farm has a wife who lets Lennie stroke her hair because it’s soft. His wife yells at Lennie to stop which causes him to get upset and accidentally kills her. George keeps his feelings to himself, and he doesn’t care for others, but he shares personal information about himself and Lennie to Slim, and he always protects Lennie and helps him out of trouble, which shows that he isn’t always selfish. George is very protective of Lennie, which means that George cares for him. In chapter one, they have a conversation and Lennie questions whether he should stay with George or…show more content…
In chapter three, George rants to Slim about how he felt and what he dreamed about. Steinbeck made sure to write “‘He wanted to talk. Slim neither encouraged nor discouraged him.’” (39). George trusts Slim because if he didn’t trust him, he wouldn 't have wanted to keep telling Slim all about himself. In this conversation George goes more in depth, explaining more about his life and how he met Lennie. George was telling Slim, “‘Him and me was both born in Auburn. … When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin’.’” (40). George is telling Slim important personal information which seems very different than how he was acting in the first two chapters. When a person opens up to someone they are usually hesitant at first, but George didn’t wait that long and opened up to Slim
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