In the text, we see love between George and Lennie when George is able to accept that he is not like other men in traveling alone and accepting who Lennie is and caring for him like a brother. In the film, it is also shown between Che and his son, Jesse, when Che finds out that Jesse is homosexual. Che learns to accept him for who he is and learns to accept himself as Jesse’s father. Love can be both a positive or a bad experience that everyone will eventually go through but it all depends on the person you
Can you imagine that you trusted someone so much that you would jump into a river without knowing how to swim just because that person told you to? Well, that happened to Lennie in John Steinbeck 's captivating novel, Of Mice and Men. George, Lennie 's friend, told Lennie to jump into the river but soon George realized that Lennie was unable to swim. He then jumped in and saved his life. Lennie was so grateful that George saved his life that he neglect to remember that George was the one that told him to jump.
In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck portrays the relationship between George and Lennie as very dominating yet caring. George has been a father type figure to Lennie ever since he started taking care of him. With George being a father figure to Lennie, that means he has to watch over him, keep him out of trouble, and love him, which he did. In the very dominate relationship between George and Lennie, George has a very dominate roll. Lennie listens to everything George tells him to do/say.
“Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that's probably the biggest key to loyalty” Taylor Lautner. This relates to the novel by John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men by showing that two men that are honest with each other will have loyalty in their friendship. George was loyal to Lennie even after all of the scandalous acts, Curley wanted to make sure his wife is safe and another significant example is Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend. These three examples show that friends should be loyal to the extent that they do not inflict unnecessary suffering like Georges tolerance for Lennie, Curley's allegiance to his wife and Candy’s devotion for his dog.
The relationship in the film is between Edward and William Bloom who relationship has not been so easy due to William getting tired of the stories his father constantly tells to him and others. Not until the end of the film is where William finds out that the stories his father has been telling contain some type of truth in them and that his stories were a way to keep his life immortal. This theme is enjoyable as well because it also feeds the question to the audience whether or not a person truly knows their parent. Even if the relationship is good, does a child ever truly know their parent? Big Fish forces this question into the viewer’s
how do you know when you really love someone?Love is the complete giving of oneself to another. Ed Boone and Christopher Boone both had a healthy father-son relationship, but Christopher and his mother have a bad relationship because she had a tough time taking care of him and her solution was to leave him. But Ed had stayed with Christopher through thick and thin. He was always there for Christopher when he was needed. Even when Christophers was in trouble, he was always the first one there rather then his mom.
Emotions are a very powerful human instinct that drives our thought processes and our actions. This can lead a person to carry out positive or negative acts with different consequences. No one is perfect, and neither is the character George in Of Mice and Men. George treats Lennie with the love and respect he would give a son. He cannot be blamed for treating Lennie badly just from a few words throughout the book.
Lennie treats others with respect, in the novel the person Lennie treats with the upmost respect is George. We see this when Lennie has the idea of having ketchup on his beans but would then give it all to Lennie to show him how much he means to him and how much he would sacrifice because he is his best companion, "I was only foolin', George. I don't want no ketchup. I wouldn't eat no ketchup if it was right here beside me." "If it was here, you could have some."
Walls was offered by her father to have sex with one of his friends in return for money. Luckily, she was able to avoid having sex with the man, stating that she is “not that kind of girl.” Another instance of sexual abuse in The Glass Castle is when Walls’ Uncle Stanley touches Jeannette inappropriately. After telling her mother of this incident, Jeannette receives no sympathy. In fact, Rose Mary ends up giving her sorrow to Stanley, claiming that she feels bad for him because he is “lonely.” Rose Mary also states that sexual assault is a “crime of perception.” This dismissal and victim-shaming is prevalent in today’s world. Unfortunately, even our youth experience what Jeannette Walls experienced.
Lennie’s had some run-ins with the law previously, “The guys in Weed started a party out to lynch Lennie.” (Steinbeck 42) He probably had other instances where George had to get him out of trouble. The police didn’t understand at that time why Lennie was slower, so without George explaining, Lennie would be in tribulation. People just assume Lennie is crazy, “It’s just funny a cuckoo like him and a smart guy like you traveling together.” (Steinbeck 39) People during that time period didn’t have the knowledge we have now, so they assumed Lennie was a “cuckoo”. The police would’ve charged Lennie with murder or
From the day that Lennie’s Aunt Clara died and from the day George took Lennie in as a friend George was always there for him. If Lennie did not have George, Lennie would have no one to protect him and save him from all of the bad things that he has done. Despite all of the dangers and problems Lennie got George and himself into, George benefited and also learned from Lennie’s mistakes. George needs his ignorant sidekick as much as Lennie needs George. Lennie gives George a loyal companion and somebody to lean on.
“A guy needs somebody – to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody.” This quote can be found in John Steinbeck’s book, Of Mice and Men. Through this book the text shows how important it is to “have somebody”. This shows through taking care of one another, striving for dreams, and making sacrifices that sometimes even result in taking the blame and being responsible for each other. This, is the true meaning of friendship.
Throughout Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck tell us a story of friendship during the depression. This is a story of two friends, Lennie and George, and how they work together to keep each other company, get through hard times in life, and _____. Lennie and George do everything together and always watch out for eachother. Lennie and George are both very dependent on each other even though they do it differently. George was always there for Lennie weather he was in horrible trouble or not, George was always by Lennie’s side to protect and guide him.