In John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men there are a lot of themes. The themes consist of friendship, loneliness, discrimination and dreams. All of these themes are important, and play immense role in the outcome at the end. The major theme is that friends stick together; unconditionally; this is demonstrated through Lennie and George's actions in Weed, in the bunk house, and in the aftermath of Curly's wife's death. One example of true friends sticking together is exemplified when George stays with Lennie after Lennie's actions in Weed.
In John Steinbeck´s Of Mice and Men, the ideas of companionship and friendship are addressed greatly. George and Lennie are companions who have traveled alongside each other for a long time. They have to keep moving because Lennie causes trouble, and essentially strains their relationship. Although they have issues, they have a deep connection which benefits each of them. Steinbeck´s Of Mice and Men uses motifs and characterization to show that companionship is beneficial to individuals.
Fences Bono Act 2, scene 1 In this monologue from Fences, Bono, Troy’s best friend which he met in prison, uses rhetorical techniques such as pathos and ethos to illustrate both his concerns and jealousy of Troy taking for granted, his wife’s love for him. Bono narrates about the “good ol’e times” with him and about how he was a sensible player with a gracious heart. The use of continuous repetition to emphasize the phrase“I done know you”, meant that he learned things essential to his life. Bono starts off by talking to his old friend that “ he known him for a long time ” building between him and the audience also as a best friend forever type relationship. He mentions that he learned a lot from him.
International 4-8818 was our main character's friend. We stayed with him with hard labor. They were both street sweepers making them best friends and having a truthful bond and became so trustful that they became to tell each other their secrets. International 4-8818 wasn't as smart as our main character with separated Our main character from him. They were friends and spent years together in labor and thus making a bond between them making our main character aware of feelings and friendship giving him more personality and the desire to be significant.
Thesis: In the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck George does need Lennie as much as Lennie needs George because Lennie provides George with companionship, and Lennie motivates George to have a dream. Throughout the story Lennie provides George with a sense of companionship. When Slim meets George and Lennie he is curious about how George and Lennie travel together wherever they go. Slim thinks it is rare to see two men traveling together but George says it's a lot better to travel with someone you know (Lennie). "It's a lot nicer to go around with a guy you know, says George" (35).
David and Sophie are the main characters in the novel, as friends they demonstrate these human traits. When David not only tolerates but embraces Sophie, when David understands her fears and stands up for her and when both David and Sophie share personal secrets; they display all the crucial points of friendship that make someone human. Accepting and embracing someone is a pivotal attribute
There are many really great themes in the book Of Mice and Men. The thematic subject is friendship/companionship. The theme this book portrays the most will deal with the character Lennie Small. In John Steinbeck’s story, Of Mice and Men shows that friends stay together until the end. The first reason why I believe the theme I chose is correct because in the story George tells Lennie to stay with him even though Lennie is a bother to him.
In the short story, the "Amigo brothers" by Piri Thomas explains the theme friendship is powerful. The author explains how lessons about life, human nature, or human experience. One way the author explains he theme of the short store is about two brothers Antonio and Felix grew up together and became like brothers. The author states "They were so together in friendship that they felt themselves to be brothers." In human nature Antonio and Felix had an unbreakable bond.
In real life and comic book, friendship take a good place in the life of the people, to the point that are treated with love, take care of each other and feel like if that person is your other half. In the poem “Stuart” Jackson first introduces his friend Stuart, they have been friends for long time. The way Jackson describes their relationship is so strong, they have too many thing is common, “We had a comic origin, out coincidence too significant to be ignored. We were Batman and Robing, Captain America and Bucky—No created to be singular” (lls. 17-20).
George is the only person that Lennie relies on he follows and listens to everything George says. "One can remain true to one's dream and true to one's friend. "(Scarseth 257). George and Lennie shears there dreams and loyalty with each other and if you can do that, that's true friendship. Friendship is very important in the 1930’s the migrant workers has no time to socialize and build friendships.
This, is the true meaning of friendship. In Of Mice and Men George and Lennie take care of each other a great amount. In the novel the text read “… because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you” (Steinbeck 14). This quote shows that George and Lennie have always got the other persons back and they know it, too. Secondly, as George is speaking to another character about Lennie he says “We kind of look after each other” (34).
I wanted to find him, and hug him and beg him to forgive me for leaving(217).” He and Rowdy have been friends for a long time and that is because Arnold appreciates him. After all the times they do something wrong to each other, they still stick together. Rowdy has always backed him up and Arnold always works hard to keep them friends. When Arnold moves schools, Rowdy does not respect him. Arnold keeps in contact and then they become back to normal.