The Importance Of Friendship In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Register to read the introduction…Some people can say that if you’re really close to your friend, it could be reasonable that at times you could get irritated at one another. In the novella “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, friendship is displayed between two characters, George and Lennie. Lennie is always getting into trouble and George is always there to get him out of trouble. Some people would say that George was a bad friend to Lennie, but there are times when you could understand that George just gets annoyed with Lennie. George was an overall good friend to Lennie because he kept him safe and happy.…show more content…
When George warns Lennie not to drink too much water because he’ll get sick (Steinbeck 3), that shows that he cares for Lennie’s health. Another example of George caring for Lennie’ health is when George threw the dead mouse away that Lennie was petting (Steinbeck 9) because he knew that the mouse could’ve carried diseases and transmit them to Lennie. If George wasn’t a good friend, why would George care if Lennie gets sick or not? Another reason why George was a good friend to Lennie was that George tried to keep Lennie happy. Whenever Lennie wanted George to talk about their future farm, George never said no, he knew it would make Lennie happy. George knew that talking about the farm always makes Lennie giggle and happy, so he never refused to talk about it. Another example of George making Lennie happy was when Lennie crushed Curley’s hand. Even after Lennie completely crushed Curley’s hand, George tells Lennie that he’ll still let him tend the rabbits (Steinbeck 65) because he knew if he didn’t let him, Lennie would be very
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