George would protect Lennie at all costs even from himself. After Lennie kills a young woman, George decides it is better for Lennie to be dead rather than to be tortured and kept in a cell or a mental asylum. The decision of killing Lennie hit George like a train, but he knew it was something that was in Lennie’s own good. Knowing he could have an easier life without Lennie, George still kept him around because he needed George and George needed Lennie. George tells Slim “Course Lennie’s a God damn nuisance most of the time, but you get used to goin’ around with a guy an’ you can’t get rid of him.” (Steinbeck, 41) George explains how he feels about Lennie without getting too sweet so Slim does not think that George is weak.
They could say that George could have rescued Lennie and ran away from the ranch like he did in weed. This is wrong because George couldn’t live a life of running and saving Lennie from all his mistakes. George wanted to settle down on his own ranch, but he couldn’t do that with Lennie messing up all the time. The opposing viewpoint could also say that Lennie was too good of a worker to be killed. But this is also incorrect because it doesn’t matter how good of a worker he is, if he keeps getting them kicked out of wherever they are.
Everybody likes to have a good friends. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Lennie Smalls portrays himself to be a good friend to his companion George Milton. Lennie’s actions show us that he is a good friend because Lennie always puts his full trust in George no matter what, Lennie also puts George’s happiness and feelings before him because he always wants to make George proud of him, Lennie is also very kind to George and treats him with respect. All these actions show us that he is a very good friend to George. Lennie is a very good friend to George, he shows this because he puts his full trust in George throughout the duration of the novel.
He knew that if Curley found George with Lennie, Curley would have thought that George in on the plan the entire time. This is why Curley says “You George! You stick with us so we don’t think you had nothin’ to do with this”(Steinbeck 98). Though some may say that George shouldn’t have killed Lennie only because he didn’t want Curley to do it, George knew and understood how Candy felt when Carlson killed his dog. Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself.
For instance the innocents should live while the accused should be the one to die. Situational irony grabs the reader’s attention because what the reader thinks is going to happen doesn't necessarily happen. The readers were not looking for Abigail to be lying, deceiving and guilty of committing adultery. Irony is the most important piece in a
He believes nothing great was going to happen the way his life was, although in the end he runs away from the family and is leaving to where he desires with no remorse. When he married Lucynell he felt he had a lingering piece of salvation left in him, nevertheless after he left, he felt like he had lost all hope, causing the clouds to appear and for it to
Theo did not have a choice to be hard shelled and resilient, it was his only way of survival. Day & Fleury write, “There was a hand on me, rubbing my ass. ‘What the hell is going on?’ I thought … I worried he would be mad. It is almost painful to think about how innocent I was” (21). That would be the very first time it happened but unfortunately it was not the last for Theo, Graham would be in his life for a while.
Love is accepting and caring for yourself and others. The power of love is shown in the text Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and in the film “La Mission” because George decides to accept Lennie in his life and treat him like a brother after his aunt dies. Also, Che learns to accept his homosexual son, Jesse, and care for him . These texts make it clear that love is accepting and caring for yourself and others, yet they also mention what love is not which is not accepting others for who they are. Love is a complex idea to grasp, but the two texts help us better understand this concept by showing us the conflicting bonds of George and Lennie and Che and his son Jesse.
In spite of George asking Lennie to stay out of trouble, Lennie got in trouble without knowing. Eventually, George wouldn’t be able to cover for Lennie’s mistakes. If George just kept on moving with Lennie, sooner or later someone could have found Lennie’s well hidden disability. People knowing about Lennie’s disability could create more pain for Lennie because they may have sterilized or killed him for being unuseful to society. Some may say that George made mistakes too.
Of Mice and Men Literary Essay First Draft Trust’s impact on friendships are crucial and necessary for a strong bond. Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, showed the importance of trust in a character's bond or relationship with another person. Lennie and George have faith in each other which is depicted by the constant reassurance provided by George. Trust in people is a fundamental part of friendship that Lennie and George show, which allows them to create bonds and relationships with other characters. One example of trust in the book is when Lennie tells Candy about the dream.
Shooting your “friend” isn’t being a friend. George didn’t even show emotion he just looked down. I cannot shoot my friend that i took care of, i’d probably see them as a child or younger sibling. He may have done it for the best but he should have thought it more through.
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).
In the novella “Of Mice and Men” George and Lennie are walking to the ranch and George is trying to tell Lennie what they’re doing and where they’re going and to everything that George says Lennie’s response is “‘I forgot,’ Lennie said softly. ‘I tried not to forget. Honest to God I did, George.’” (Steinbeck 4) This can be dangerous not only to Lennie but also to everyone and anyone who is around him. Lennie forgets pretty much anything the second after you tell him. What if he were to forget where he was going one day and he got lost?