Their relationship is really weird because nobody really understands why George takes care of Lennie, but for him Lennie is like a responsibility and also means companion. This is reflected when George said this to Lennie: “No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, and I aint now. That’s a thing I want you to know.”
In the novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck showed diverse types of strong friendships between characters in the novel. Even though they could not staying for a long time, they understand each other a bit more than understand itself. John Steinbeck exhibits many forms of friendship, and his characters showed the most significant relationship based on Great Depression. Message of author delivered benefit from character’s companionship and help each other in the harder times of their life.
It was well known by a few that Lennie would never do anything to hurt a single soul. Lennie tried his best to stay out of trouble and for the most part, it worked. In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie often talk about their plan to buy a little house and let all their worries drift away from them, but in the end it doesn’t work out that way. Their dream floats away due to an incident that caused Lennie to be killed. John Steinbeck was smart in his way of quick thinking and connected Of Mice and Men to the poem written by Robert Burns.
You will end up like Crook, a lonely crippled man stuck a ranch. Crook is not the best person to show the theme of the American dream but he still helps show its
.It's also important because George and Lennie are really close to each other and do everything together. They can’t imagine doing anything without the each other. When George says that they will get the jack together, he means that they will get their life together, finally be respected and have a good life. George and Lennie want to finally have a good time by making this motif a reality. Steinbeck shows that Lennie is facing his own problems through imagery.
The theme Of Mice and Men is the true friendship. George protects Lennie until the very end. Even though taking Lennie’s life while he was talking about his love for rabbits was hard on George, he know things would be worse on Lennie if Curley was the one to find him. George love and care for Lennie came before any discomfort of his
Lennie’s fight with Curley in Chapter 3 is an event that supports the idea that it is the right thing to do. Others will say a fight never ends well, no matter the outcome, but in this case, it shows to the other men that Lennie is not one to mess with. An example of how the fight is the right thing to do is because it stops Curley from messing with Lennie, “The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on a line” (63). This quote shows that when the big guy (Curley) is finally down, winning the
Friendship is the divine feeling or relationship of care for one another. A friend is there to boost yourself confidence they stand by us confidently making us believe in ourselves. Friends are there to listen to the nonsense happening in our life and are understanding. In the novel Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck it talks and shows the meaning of friendship and how it's important in our life and in the book.
Even though one might do something that gets the other one angry, they eventually come to the understanding that they didn’t mean any harm. Right after Lennie ran away, George says, “Couldn’ we maybe bring him in an’ they’ll lock him up… He never done this to be mean (Steinbeck 97). At this point in the book, there is that much that George save Lennie. He is hoping that everyone will understand that Lennie didn't mean any harm.
In ‘Of Mice and Men’, written by John Steinbeck, friendship is portrayed as one of the main themes in this novella and a very important part of people’s lives. Steinbeck also portrays friendship by highlighting the importance of friendship and showing how its presence and absence can trigger many positive and negative emotions. Its presence creates hope, feeling of companionship and a sense of responsibility. In spite of friendship’s presence creating positive feelings, its absence does the complete opposite. It generates a feeling of loneliness and isolation.
George not giving up is shown when Steinbeck writes, “We can’t let ‘im get away. Why, the poor bastard’d starve. Maybe they’ll lock ‘im u an’ be nice to ‘im.” (pg. 94) This shows how George really cares
Lucynell doesn’t mind that and she tries to convince him to marry her. She offers him a car so he can take her daughter out for a honeymoon like a proper husband and wife. Shiftlet hints at his motives of “i got to follow where my spirit says to go”(“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”). Shiftlet has this mindset of needing to keep on moving whenever hes given the opportunity.
Steinbeck portrays friendship as a good thing to life in Of Mice and Men, but it won’t always end up being a cohesive unit the majority of the time. Through George and Lennie, we are able to see how he believes friendship is an important part of our everyday lives. Without friendship, we would have a void in our life, that couldn’t be filled by anything else. During the Great Depression, it was someone to turn to, if you were going through a rough time.
Lennie does not think of others; he just does whatever he wants. Although Lennie loves George and wants to be in his life his actions tell different. Lennie acts on impulse, and that will push George away even more. The longer George and Lennie stay together the more George is being pushed. Lennie cannot keep secrets nor keep George out of trouble.