Would you sacrifice a fun life to take care of a person you loved? In the story “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, two opposites, George and Lennie, act as brothers. These characters will face more than a few lamentations with other characters throughout the whole story. Although George will show acts of kindness and acts of sympathy toward others, he mostly acts rude and aggressive toward others. One reason George can be viewed as aggressive towards Lennie is because George fees the need to make it so Lennie does not have to say anything.
It was well known by a few that Lennie would never do anything to hurt a single soul. Lennie tried his best to stay out of trouble and for the most part, it worked.In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie often talk about their plan to buy a little house and let all their worries drift away from them, but in the end it doesn’t work out that way. Their dream floats away due to an incident that caused Lennie to be killed. John Steinbeck was smart in his way of quick thinking and connected Of Mice and Men to the poem written by Robert Burns. In the second to last sentence in the second to last stanza Robert Burns writes, “The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men/Gang aft agley” (Burns 39), which translates to how to farmer believed the mouse he had ended up killing had all these plans, but in the end wasn’t allowed to fulfill them due to his death, similar to Lennie.
Throughout Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, loyalty to others causes significant consequences because it can either result in harming oneself from selflessness, or abrupt betrayal. Without a doubt, Lennie’s unquestionable loyalty to George has its repercussions. Late in the book, Lennie is forced to flee after he kills Curley’s wife, and runs to the banks that George told him to go to if he ever got in trouble. George finds him lying there and pretends everything is alright. George says to Lennie, “‘No, Lennie.
In the novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck showed diverse types of strong friendships between characters in the novel. Even though they could not staying for a long time, they understand each other a bit more than understand itself. John Steinbeck exhibits many forms of friendship, and his characters showed the most significant relationship based on Great Depression. Message of author delivered benefit from character’s companionship and help each other in the harder times of their life. Lennie and George had more strongest friendship in this novel.
The theme Of Mice and Men is the true friendship. George protects Lennie until the very end. Even though taking Lennie’s life while he was talking about his love for rabbits was hard on George, he know things would be worse on Lennie if Curley was the one to find him. George love and care for Lennie came before any discomfort of his
In chapter one when George and Lennie share their dreams with the readers, they are both so happy. Just the thought of this dream makes them happy.Lennie is not an intelligent man and had horrible memory, except for when it comes to this dream. Lennie knows the story of this dream by memory. He can list everything that happens in this dream. This is something that no matter what, Lennie will always remember.
Their relationship is really weird because nobody really understands why George takes care of Lennie, but for him Lennie is like a responsibility and also means companion. This is reflected when George said this to Lennie: “No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, and I aint now. That’s a thing I want you to know.” Lennie loves George, he is like a role model for him and he admires him. In the novel that is demonstrated when Lennie says to George: “But I would eat none, I’d leave it all for you George.” With those words Lennie demonstrates the admiration and loyalty he has for his best friend.
While Steinbeck shows that dreams and planning can create hope and aspiration, friendship is shown to be the deciding factor between a content life and the search for more, that can ultimately lead to less. Throughout Of Mice and Men, friendship affects the relationships between each of the characters. For George and Lennie, friendship is what keeps the
Friendship is the divine feeling or relationship of care for one another. A friend is there to boost yourself confidence they stand by us confidently making us believe in ourselves. Friends are there to listen to the nonsense happening in our life and are understanding. In the novel Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck it talks and shows the meaning of friendship and how it's important in our life and in the book. George and Lennie have a deep friendship, ever since they were in grammar school.
In ‘Of Mice and Men’, written by John Steinbeck, friendship is portrayed as one of the main themes in this novella and a very important part of people’s lives. Steinbeck also portrays friendship by highlighting the importance of friendship and showing how its presence and absence can trigger many positive and negative emotions. Its presence creates hope, feeling of companionship and a sense of responsibility. In spite of friendship’s presence creating positive feelings, its absence does the complete opposite. It generates a feeling of loneliness and isolation.
“A guy needs somebody – to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody.” This quote can be found in John Steinbeck’s book, Of Mice and Men. Through this book the text shows how important it is to “have somebody”. This shows through taking care of one another, striving for dreams, and making sacrifices that sometimes even result in taking the blame and being responsible for each other. This, is the true meaning of friendship.
Lennie, in particular, seems to have a good relationship with George. Lennie demonstrates friendship because in Of Mice and Men because he attempts to make friends with the other ranchers. When Crooks and Lennie run into each other for the first time, “Lennie smiled helplessly at an attempt to make friends” (Steinbeck 68). Lennie earlier has been told by George to keep shut and keep all talking to
Throughout Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck tell us a story of friendship during the depression. This is a story of two friends, Lennie and George, and how they work together to keep each other company, get through hard times in life, and _____. Lennie and George do everything together and always watch out for eachother. Lennie and George are both very dependent on each other even though they do it differently. George was always there for Lennie weather he was in horrible trouble or not, George was always by Lennie’s side to protect and guide him.