The responsibility that George has for Lennie is overwhelming. George and Lennie’s relationship shows how George was forced to make a difficult decision in order to protect Lennie, which suggests that being responsible for a person can cause one to make strenuous decisions for their well-being. From the beginning, it is evident that George is left to cover for Lennie’s actions because Lennie can't remember anything. He had done something wrong in their previous town, causing them both to flee even though it was only Lennie who should’ve fleed.
George and Lennie often find themselves without work because of Lennie’s mental disability and likeliness to destroy things. Even though Lennie makes George’s life more difficult, he continues to support Lennie because he is a true friend. Of Mice and Men, offers several themes throughout the story but the most common themes can be displayed with and through George and Lennie. This tale of George and Lennie takes the reader through a journey of friendship, love, and pain. The most common themes in the story are friendship and loyalty as well as strengths as a weakness.
He knew the pearl had already caused problems, and he kept it out of sheer avarice. If George thought Lennie was in any danger whatsoever, he would have destroyed the pearl the first chance he got. To me, the most apparent difference between the two novels, is that in The Pearl, Kino’s love and need to protect his family became obscured with greed. George however, always had Lennie’s best interest in
George always has Lennie on his back. He has to be constantly reminding Lennie what is happening and it’s very annoying on his part that Lennie forgets all the time. In in the story, George tells Lennie what is happening and what’s the plan on where they go. “So you forgot that aweady, did you? I gottta tell you again, do I?
If friends are just there should they even really be clarified as friends. In the novel Lennie gives George a lot of loyalty and same for George. Towards the start of the story George and Lennie are ran out of their old job in Weed because Lennie makes a mistake. George then begins on a rant saying what his life would be like if Lennie wasn’t always bugging him. He soon realizes that what he has said is wrong because Lennie can’t help himself.
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
But cruelty should never be the answer. A character who I believe shouldn’t use cruelty is George whenever he talks to Lennie. But I understand that George is just trying to help Lennie understand because of how slow Lennie is and how he doesn’t have a mindset of an adult. Like when George calls him a crazy bastard because Lennie is always forgetting things (pg.4). Another charact er who I believe that shouldn’t use cruelty against others is Curley.
When Wrong is Right At the end of “Of Mice and Men” George is faced with grim decision of shooting his best friend and family member Lennie to ease both of their future pains. George has known Lennie for mostly all of his life and he knew that when Lennie was dead their dream of having a house would be over. George then makes up his mind and shoots Lennie making him think if it was the right decision or it was wrong. In this case the decision was right because of many reasons with one being that Lennie would never be able to survive in the world that they live in.