Of Mice And Men Raymond's Relationship Analysis

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Despite the decades in setting between the two, Lennie and Raymond are treated rudely by people who don’t understand their conditions. When Raymond was crossing the street and the sign says “Don’t walk” and he stops in his tracks. The people in the cars get furious and call him names. Within moments, we see Charlie come to his rescue by fending off the furious drivers and proceeding to tend to Raymond very calmly. Lennie innocently chuckles at a joke made at Curley’s expense, because of Curley’s “Small Man Syndrome”, he Curley thinks he has to harass anyone that makes a joke at his expense. And in this case, he sought out Lennie, whom the biggest guy and he could tell he was vulnerable after the first punch when Lennie didn’t swing back. He…show more content…
From the beginning Lennie is being watched over by his guardian angel, George, he tells him what to do because he only wants the best for him. Right from the beginning we see the relation between the two George made a promise to Lennie’s aunt that he would take care of him. At the end of the movie during the decision of where Raymond would go to live; Charlie says, “But in the course of a week, you came to have an understanding with him.” George tells Lennie not to talk or say anything to the boss until he had seen them working. This is the reason George never leaves Lennie, because even though he claim he wants to many times, deep down he really loves Lennie for the warm hearted guy he is and doesn’t want to be alone. Charlie gets mad at Raymond all the time besides the fact that he is not mad at him at all. Just like when George said, “No Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know (Steinbeck 106)”. Neither of them were ever truly mad at Raymond or Lennie, they just want the best for them and are looking out for them so they don 't do anything stupid or get into too much…show more content…
George is the only one that treats Lennie like a person all the time. He even treats him with the respect and care he deserves even before he loses him forever. George calmly talks Lennie and tell him, “No, Lennie. I ain’t never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s the thing I want ya to know (106)”. Similarly, Charlie defends Raymond at the end of the movie when the doctor is interrogating where Raymond wants to go. As he kept asking him even though he knew he could fully make the distinction between the two decisions. Charlie Babbitt steps in to defend Raymond because he knows he can’t express himself to the doctor and he now cares for Raymond and wants him to be as comfortable as possible. When George gets mad at Lennie for talking to their new boss and disregarding his specific instructions. He calms himself and Lennie down passing over his recent anger while accounting for Lennie’s feelings. Lennie and George are not relatives but he made a promise to take care of him. He treats him like the only family he has left. At the end of the movie during the decision of where Raymond would go; Charlie says, “But in the course of a week, you came to have an understanding with him.” Charlie speaks for himself; he knows that before any of this happened,
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