John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men Essay

1328 Words May 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Friendship surrounded by loneliness.
Even the strongest independent souls suffer the great sadness of loneliness; sometimes they need companionship to help them find the light in the darkness of the solitude their loneliness feeds. The many characters from John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men come face to face with the concept. George is one of the many characters that encounter this notion of companionship and loneliness. He is the most compelling character by reasons of which he is clever, reassuring, determined and not to mention his benevolent personality throughout the novella.
Firstly, George is clever because he devises a plan to get both him and Lennie a job on the ranch; George will do all the talking while Lennie remains silent. “That ranch we’re goin’ to is right down there about a quarter mile. We’re gonna go in an’ see the boss. Now, look—I’ll give him the work tickets, but you ain’t gonna say a word. You jus’ stand there and don’t say nothing. If he finds out what a crazy bastard you are, we won’t get no job, but if he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, we’re set. Ya got that?” Chapter 1, Page 4, Of Mice and Men. Lennie speaks unintelligently due to his exceptionality, however Lennie is permitted to talk as much as he wants as long as they get the jobs because they’ll see how much of a hard worker he is, so it wouldn’t matter how Lennie spoke, so George will do the talking for him. George is also acknowledged to be clever in the events that follows…

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