Lennie’s kindness affects how people within story treat him. He gains the company of George who looks after him and it makes the ending all the harder to accept. This is because of his kind heart and how he doesn’t mean to do the bad things he does do. The second character trait Lennie possesses is innocence. One way Lennie is described as is innocent.
In the story mice of men by John Steinbeck was about two people named George and Lennie which are the main characters throughout this story. They seem to have a lot of trouble to keeping a job. They find a job and it was going well at first they were keeping their heads low not getting into any trouble. This was going well until they got themselves into a sticky situation and a very hard situation had to be made. John Steinbeck showed us that brotherhood/ friendship is very important and that some people are closer to you and are always there for you, also he shows that some people are really your friends and will do anything to protect you.
George and Lennie exemplify an affable, connected friendship as Lennie states “George won’t do nothing like that. I’ve knew George since–I forgot when–and… he’s nice to me” (Mice 102). Knowing each other for years, the common men rely on each other to get through life. Their friendship demonstrates the powerful emotional connections many of Steinbeck’s characters possess since they have a very powerful bond that unites them and helps them accomplish their dreams while overcoming any obstacles. Likewise, Steinbeck uses the friendship of Tom Joad and Jim Casy as another way to produce his idea of the ordinary person when Jim exclaims “Knowed [Tom] for years.
The novel takes place in Southern California where George and Lennie try to find a way to make their dreams come true. Lennie a character who is strong and tall has a mental problem where he can’t think as fast as normal people, so his friend George is there to take care of him and tell him what to do when Lennie can’t make the choices. In Of Mice and Men by
William Blake once quoted, “The bird the nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” William Blake compares the friendship of a man to an animal in its natural habitat. He makes an Understanding of how deep a companionship should be between two people who are comfortable expressing themselves in any way. In the same sense as any animal in their own natural habitat, a man should have a friend or someone to always go to or be with so they with never end up alone. In the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Isolation is a big issue for Crooks, Candy and Curley’s Wife as they are considered outcasts to society, useless and unwanted. To start off, in the novel, Candy being very old was probably considered an outcast to society for being handicapped.
Have you ever met someone whom you felt absolutely safe with, and felt that you can rely on them? Your friendship with that person may seem incomparable to others and can mean a lot. A true friendship can help you feel meaningful to others. In Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, the friendship between George and Lennie shows how much George loves Lennie as a brother by giving him protection, and how Lennie has given George his entire love and companionship. George protects Lennie more than once in the story.
Personally, this was my favorite chapter due to the fact it revealed a lot about the characters, especially Lennie. For example, George reveals why he stays with Lennie even though his life would be very different without him. Another thing that I observed, and loved, was how the author not only incorporated the true backstory and history of the two, but also included the future they have planned. However, in regards to their future, hearing the plans in detail brought feelings of sorrow towards Lennie and George because, having read the book, I know that those plans don’t happen. Also in this chapter, was something I found quite intriguing; how Slim earns the respect he does.
In the novel “Of Mice And Men” George and Lennie’s friendship is very much like a brotherly relationship. It shows the middle class hard worker of that time period very well and gives us insight to their daily struggles and issues. Lennie leans dependently on George, so much so as to cause their boss to get suspicious of their situation. “I said what stake you got in this guy? You takin’ his pay away from him?” (pg.
George Milton is a small man with deep morals and is one of the most important characters in the novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck. George is a typical lonesome man living in the Great Depression that migrates from ranch to ranch to find a place of work. However, his friendship with Lennie makes him different than the other men. George faces many consequences from befriending Lennie and with his presence, George is unable to maintain a job without having any trouble or messes to clean up. Readers should be more compassionate toward George because of his relationship with Lennie; George sacrifices his personal wants, has to correct Lennie’s mistakes and eventually has to come to terms with the ultimate sacrifice.
In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there are many different themes, but friendship is one of the most important themes. There are many different meanings of friendship. According to, Dictionary.com the meaning of friendship is “A friendly relation or intimacy.” Friendship is having a close bond with a person. There’s a saying, “ The greatest gift of life is friendship.” Lennie and George have a close bond, in fact George was Lennie’s protector. George was trying to provide a better life for the both of them.
To say this as kind as possible, George’s dreams were in an uncrackable safe and Lennie was the safe itself. Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, was my favorite story that I read this year. The characters were interesting and there wasn’t a lot of characters either, which I liked. I also enjoyed the plot twist at the end and probably wouldn’t have ever saw it coming if I didn’t have it spoiled for me. In the story, I found it ironic that the two people traveling with each other would be complete opposites of each other.
Therefore, the cat is his favorite animal and creature to play with. Even when the narrator was drunk and addicted to alcohol, he tries his best not to mistreat Pluto. It seems the reason why he does this is because of the way Pluto treats him. The storyteller is finally able to have company from an animal who cares and adores about him.