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.
There are many reasons why George had to kill Lennie, many of the actions Lennie made contributed to the painful decision George had to make in the end. George knows just how easy his life could be without Lennie, since Lennie is constantly making mistakes and can't tell right from wrong. Often George and Lennie find themselves running from lynch mobs, or looking for new work because due to lennie's actions. Lennie has all intent of being good, but he has the mind of a child what is often getting Them in trouble. Having the mind of a child makes George a role model for lennie, but George finds it hard to control lennie.
Some may argue, that George made the wrong decision because Lennie was all that George had. This may be true however but george also made the right decision because Lennie didn’t know what he did wrong, so he would probably do it again. On page 82 Lennie says, “ George’s scared I’ll get into trouble.” This proves that Lennie would get into trouble because he
George and Lennie 's relationship is closer than most friendships now a days. George is like Lennie 's big brother and cares for him like their family. For example, when Lennie got in trouble in Weed, George did not leave him and helped him escape. Another example of George acting like a big brother to Lennie is, he holds on to Lennie 's work card so he does not lose it. George also really cares for Lennie and does not want him to leave.
This Presentation is about my view on Of Mice and Men. The book is interesting with all the different characters and learning about what they do all day. So I would suggest, read this review and then read the book. I hope you enjoy it. I liked the beginning of the book
George may be rude at times, but deep down he really did care about Lennie. I would say that George was a good friend to Lennie. George would always care for Lennie when they were together. He might have not shown it as often as he should have, but people have their own way of expressing their feelings towards other people. George would throw away the rats that Lennie had killed while he was “petting” them (Steinbeck 5).
George’s comment shows his frustration in Lennie and that he knew that he was a good guy but at the same time he got on his nerves. This possibly could explain one of the reasons why his decision of killing Lennie wasn’t that difficult. Needless to say, George’s decision to murder Lennie was not
Readers forget the fact that, not only did George take care of Lennie, but he also loved him with a bond stronger than friendship. It is clear that George has Lennie’s best interests in his mind, which can be seen in his use of harsh language, his silencing of Lennie, and his murder of Lennie. Transition here. George is often blamed
(Steinfeld) Lennie cares for George because he wants George to be happy and stay with him not be upset at him. Lennie even offers to leave if he makes George's life too complicated, of course George denied this offer. Lastly, although many might not see it as helping Lennie out of a challenge George shoots Lennie in the head. (Steinfeld)
It is clear that George did not have the right to end Lennie 's life in such a selfish way. George always talks to Lennie about how fabulous they are when they are together at their own ranch and from day to day I end up with their life in a very cruel way. In conclusion, it can be said that George 's reasons for ending George 's life were enough to do so since Lennie was a very dependent person and could not stand alone. George tried to help him at all times as far as he could, but still Lennie was still in serious trouble, that 's precisely the reason why George wanted to prevent Lennie suffering in the future because he realized that he could not live alone.
(40) George takes care of Lennie because Lennie is his friend; George does not have to, but he wants to. George has no family, so having a friend with him gives him purpose in his troublesome life. George is supportive of and helpful to Lennie as a friend should
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.
George’s care for Lennie is also fulfilling a promise he made to Aunt Clara, who was Lennie’s caretaker for a period of time. This can be seen when George says “Lennie-if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush... Hide in the brush till I come for you”(Steinbeck page 15). We see that George tells Lennie to hide in the area they are staying in. He wants to prevent any harm being done to Lennie, because most of the time people tend to just want to kill him.
“It is okay to be angry, but it is never okay to be cruel.” In the book Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck wrote of many characters who become very angry at each other. As the book goes on and the plot thickens there is many cruel things said to and about them. The book Of Mice and Men, the main characters Lennie, George, Candy, Curley, Curley’s wife, Crooks, and Slim. George and Lennie have an American Dream of owning land and tending rabbits, but they soon discover that it may be harder than they think.
He holds on 'cause that 's the only thing he can think to do... And he 's so God dam strong you know" ' (Steinbeck 41). Which Lennie does not apprehend when he does things like that it will cause his dream to come to a stop. George can not always be around to fix Lennie choices that will cause damage to his life.