Relationships In John Steinbeck's Tuesdays With Morrie

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Throughout life, everyone experiences good and bad relationships. Many authors explore this idea, including John Steinbeck in Of Mice and Men and Mitch Albom in Tuesdays with Morrie. Of Mice and Men conveys that relationships often are composed of a strong and a weak person. However, this does not necessarily mean that all relationships are negative. Tuesdays with Morrie shows that once you form a bond with someone, it lasts forever. To start, the main relationship shown in Of Mice and Men is between George Milton and Lennie Small. These characters demonstrate a good relationship, as they help each other out. They were friends since they were young, and they just got closer over time. Their close relationship can be seen when Lennie says, “Because . . . because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why” (Steinbeck 14). Most migrant workers in this time looked out for just themselves. That trait is not evident in neither George nor Lennie, as they both …show more content…

An example of this is Curley and his wife’s relationship. From the moment Curley’s wife was introduced, the reader got an idea about their poor relationship. Her bad relationship with Curley is shown when she says, “I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella” (Steinbeck 89). The reader learns that she only married Curley out of spite toward her mother, and they truly do not love each other. Curley does not show compassion toward his wife, leading to her trying to talk to the others. She is always trying to talk to the other farm hands because she feels Curley only likes talking about fighting. They do not spend much time together, and Curley often gets jealous when he catches her talking to the others. These are all aspects of an unhealthy relationship. In short, Curley and his wife demonstrated a poor relationship because they do not generally like each

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