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.
Candy’s dog is more of a warning to everyone rather than just Lennie. Candy’s dog represents life on the ranch when you get to old and have no use, you are inevitably killed off for not being strong enough.Carlson insisting on shooting his dog leaves Candy worried for his own well being because like the dog he is old and frail and soon to be of little use to those around
George does make mistakes concerning Lennie throughout the whole book, but he also attempts to fix his mistakes with acts of kindness. He is a relatable character in many ways, which makes him interesting to read about. George cares for Lennie even when he messes up, which is much like how brothers still care about each other even though they mess up. George and Lennie are the most like brothers that two men can be without actually being brothers. They care for each other, argue over the simplest things, and are usually willing to admit that they need each other.
Carlson had initiated a conversation on Candy 's dog reeking in the ranch house and a final decision was made to shoot the dog and put its misery to an end. Candy 's ego is pragmatic which led him to let the guys shoot his dog but it was clear of the pain he was going through with the loss he had occurred. Candy had depended on his dog for friendship since he was a young boy and throughout time, he had not realized that he depended on the dog for his own sense of security. Unable to handle the absence of his best friend, Candy moved to George and Lennie for companionship, " 'Tell you what...S 'pose I went in with you guys. Tha 's three hundred an ' fifty bucks I 'd put in.
Some people can say that if you’re really close to your friend, it could be reasonable that at times you could get irritated at one another. In the novella “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, friendship is displayed between two characters, George and Lennie. Lennie is always getting into trouble and George is always there to get him out of trouble. Some people would say that George was a bad friend to Lennie, but there are times when you could understand that George just gets annoyed with Lennie. George was an overall good friend to Lennie because he kept him safe and happy.
Carlson started to suggest that Candy’s dog is just suffering and waiting to die. He also said that the dog is no good to himself and to Candy, so why don’t Candy just shoot it. “He ain’t no good to you, Candy. An’ he ain;t no good to himself. Why’n’t you shoot him, Candy?” (Steinbeck 44) In reality, Carlson didn’t really care about the dog or Candy, he just wanted to kill it for fun or because it stinks up the whole bunkhouse.
A different co-worker kills the older co-workers dog. Lennie was given a puppy and accidentally kills it. Curly’s (the son of the boss of the farm) wife likes other men not Curly; when she sees Lennie in the barn with his dead dog she flirts with him and he then snaps her neck. Lennie proceeded to run off into the woods where George then mercy kills him. It is wrong to kill anyone for the reasons of it violates the rights of that individual, it is morally wrong and illegal to take the life of a person, as well as it proves the lack of responsibility on the individual that assists the person being murdered.
Friendship Friendship is a hard thing to find, but what can be even more difficult is finding someone who you can share a genuine friendship unconditionally. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is very heartbreaking and grievous novel that has many devastating aspects. Throughout the story, Lennie and George portray the many accurate qualities of true friendship. I have had one friendship in my life that I can more than confidently say was authentic. This friend shows her loyalty, honesty, and selflessness constantly, similar to George and Lennie.
The mind of a child would be expected to be composed of surplus imagination, filled with joy and fiction. But Antonio is a separate situation. “A putrid, rotting smell was everywhere. There was disease and filth throughout. In the end no one was left, and the she-goats and the he-goats returned from the hills whence they had fled, and they looked in innocence at the death camp of the people.” (176) Antonio dreams of Armageddon, which ironically is an event of mortality and utter destruction.
“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.
“He shook her, and her was angry with her. ‘Don’t go yelling.’ he said, and he shook her; and her body flopped like a fish. And was still, for Lennie had broken her neck. (91) Lennie, he was left alone for a little while and he ends up killing someone, George was outside playing horseshoes trying to enjoy life. Or how about the old man on the farm?
If you have other ideas as to what friendship is, what are they? From Gene’s view of their friendship together it seems a little one-sided with Finney’s friendship being conditional to her. Finney is a great friend who is loyal and trusting. Finney pushes Gene into doing things that she may not normally do like cutting class. While Gene is secretly jealous of Finney and wants him to get in trouble and even jostled that made Finney fall, which Finney later forgives.