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George and Lennie - a Friendship Essay

1669 WordsOct 18th, 19997 Pages

" Of Mice and Men " by John Steinbeck is a novel involving two extremely different main characters. George is a reasonably intelligent, hardworking ranchman. Lennie on the other hand always manages to find trouble. He is equally as hardworking and honest as George but his simple childlike mind always finds him trouble wherever he goes. However they have one thing that unites the two of them as close as any bond can. This is that they both share the same dream of owning their own ranch – and after many hard working years, moving from ranch to ranch, living in complete poverty and working for next to nothing they finally try to achieve this life long dream.
<br>I enjoyed this novel because I found the contrast between the two main…show more content…

Curley likes to think he owns his wife and that he should tell her what she can and can't do and consequently this is what makes her another very lonely character. If she tries to talk to the ranchmen they ignore her, because they fear Curley and she has no female friends so she is very isolated. His wife is never given a name in the book and is constantly referred to as "Curleys wife"; this for me makes an important and bold statement to the reader. Steinbeck shows how lonely she is, as she is never given a name it shows that no one thinks of her as a friend, but more of an object. She shouldn't really be as lonely as she is because she has a husband, but still she has no real friends. She has no real grip on life and lives in two completely different worlds. In reality she lives in an old ranch surrounded by ranchmen with no friends or companions to communicate with. However she longs and truly believes she can be a film star. She once told Lennie
<br>" I aint used to livin like this. I coulda made something of myself… maybe I will yet "
<br>Curley's wife is not the only one dreaming of a better life, all the characters struggling in this novel are dreaming of moving away and making something of themselves.
<br>All the characters on the rank suffer from loneliness, and this is down to having no friends. They all in some way or other envy George and Lennie because no matter what happens George and Lennie have each other as

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How strong is George and Lennie's relationship in Of Mice and Men.

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How strong is George and Lennie's relationship in Of Mice and Men.

Although not the same, their always together. John Steinbeck, author of of mice and men, makes a powerful relationship between George and
Lennie. The love they have for each other, the feelings they have, and the dreams they look forward to accomplish together is just so priceless. For them two, friendship is everything. They do not care much for anything else beside loosing each other or getting apart.
There is a strong bond in between them two. It never makes them feel alone, helpless, or poor. They are two opposite people on a lifetime journey. George is so kind, responsible, patient, and an understanding man. He understood Lennie when he finally defended…show more content…

When Lennie first drinks the green water,
George stops him by saying some negative stuff. If George were not a true friend, he would tell Lennie to do it repeatedly so a retarded man can entertain him.

George reminds Lennie what he has to do all the time making sure that
Lennie would not get in trouble again or forget what he has to do. For example when George kept on repeating to Lennie that if he gets in trouble at the ranch, he should come back near the bush and wait for him. Also to stay away from Curley's wife and not talk a lot in front of the boss or the boss's son, Curley.

Rather then just a friend, George is a parent to Lennie as well. When
Lennie hides an animal in his pocket dead or alive, George always notices it. Usually mothers are the one who have that kind of sense.
Although since George is every thing to Lennie, he knows every thing, what Lennie is up to.

Instead of being strict with Lennie in many ways, George still listens to Lennie and gives him what he wants. Like when Lennie ask for one of
Slim's puppies, George said he would ask for one. He was not embarrassed or shy to ask Slim for one of his puppies for his dear friend. Along with being strong, Lennie is very defending as well. Especially when some one says some thing negative about George. When Crook starts to fill Lennie's ears with bad stuff about George, Lennie reacts in an angry way that makes Crook stop. He is scared of Crooks talk, afraid to loose George,

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