Sacrifice In Of Mice And Men

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The story Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck was made to describe how the 1930’s was when the Great Depression came about. The characters George and Lennie had a very special bond. They took good care over one another and made sure one another stay out of trouble. They also support each other with their one goal in life, such as wanting to have land of their own. All these things come with consequences, they have to risk or sacrifice things for each other or are responsible for one another. Over the years that George and Lennie have gotten to know one another, they also take care of each other. “ I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you”(Steinbeck 14). The line explains that even through the hard times, Lennie and George will always have each other through thick and thin. “ Now, look- I’ll give him the work tickets, but you ain’t gonna say a word”( 6). George is showing that he has taken on the role of taking care of Lennie and making sure that he stays out of trouble and also making sure he doesn’t lose anything. “ When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just comes along with me out workin’. Got kinda used to each other”( 33). When George said this to Slim, he basically just explained of they became friends.…show more content…
“If I was alone I could live easily. I could go get a job an’ work, an’ no trouble”(11). George is telling Lennie that his life would be a lot easier without him around, but instead he has to deal with him. “You do bad things and I got to get you out”(11). Lennie always gets in trouble and relies on George to get him out, which results in them both running out of town. “I wisht I could put you in a cage with about a million mice an’ let you have fun”(11). George wants to keep Lennie out of trouble, but to him it seems the only way to do so is to keep him in close
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