True Friendship In John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice And Men'

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Of mice and men essay “True friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel the true warmth.” In the book Of mice and men George is the type of guy that shows true friendship. It may not like it at first but once you really start getting into the book and thinking about everything he does, you’ll see it. Trust me. As you read the book you see that George is a true friend and he is very caring. In the book, George and Lennie travel around together to find jobs. They travel from town to town trying to make good money. George is trying to make sure Lennie has a job. He is trying to help him out to be successful, and one of the ways he does that, is by traveling with him. George explains to Slim, “‘it’s a lot nicer to go around with a guy you know’”(35). As they travel together they are trying to find a job. Which is how Lennie can become successful. George is helping to try and make money…show more content…
Curly was obviously not thrilled at all when he found out and him and a few other guys went after Lennie. George set out to find Lennie himself before Curly got to him. If Curly got to Lennie before George then he would’ve killed Lennie and made him suffer. George ended up finding Lennie first and he killed him. Killing someone or even a friend doesn’t sound good at all which it isn’t. George just didn’t want Lennie to suffer which is why he killed him. He knew Curly would’ve taken it upon himself and would’ve done anything to torture Lennie. “He looked at the back of Lennie’s head, at the place where the spine and skull were joined”(105). George picks that spot on Lennie’s head to shoot him because he knows it won’t hurt him and he knows that he won’t suffer that way. It may seem awful of George to kill Lennie especially because they’re friends but he didn’t want to live with knowing that there was a way he could’ve saved him. He also didn’t want to live with knowing that Lennie had to
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