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Relationship Between John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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George may seem controlling of Lennie seeing as if Lennie makes anymore mistakes, George could lose his job and reputation. Nevertheless George feels the need to protect him after almost getting him killed back when they first met. George played a prank not knowing that Lennie couldn 't swim and Lennie almost drowned. In all these instances George has both a controlling side and a protective side. George tries his hardest to protect Lennie but when the situation calls for it, and in Lennie 's best interest, George was able to make the hard call and pull the trigger. So as you can see, George really does care for Lennie. George is trying to get ahead in life but he is trying to make sure Lennie is also able to get ahead in life.
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