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

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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. He knows Lennie can't live on his own and he cares about him. On their way to the new ranch, Lennie forgets where they're going and asks George. George reminds Lennie about the time they went to Murray and Ready's, where they were given work cards and bus tickets. Lennie thought he had lost his passes, but George explains to him that he would never let him carry it knowing his past experiences of forgetting things."'You never had none, you crazy bastard. I got both of 'em here. Think I'd let you carry your own card?'" (5). George looks after him knowing that if he didn't, Lennie would've lost his passes and wouldn't have gotten the job. Later…show more content…
George protected Lennie a bunch of times, from taking care of their wife his belonging, like his work card and bus pass, to helping him escape to death after killing Curley's wife. Whatever crime he committed, George was there right by his side. Lennie couldn't do much for George; however, what he did, was all he could do which meant a lot coming from him. Giving up what he really wanted, like ketchup, meant the world to Lennie. This relationship is very unique because not everyone would help a friend escape from killing. It takes a real friendship to do that, especially if it means to lose a friend at the same
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