John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men : Bad Friends Essay
“Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven 't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven 't learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali.
In the novel Of Mice of Men, George Milton could not find the meaning of friendship. George was often stressed, and he could never seem to loosen up and be a good friend. Unfortunately, George’s companion Lennie Small had to go through that every day. Therefore, George was a not a good friend to Lennie because he did some things behind his back, yelled at him constantly, and bossed him around freely.
Throughout the novel, George did things behind Lennie’s back, or without Lennie. On one hand, in the novel George was talking to Slim about Lennie, and George constantly talked about Lennie being stupid. “’Course he ain’t mean. But he gets in trouble alla time because he’s so God d*** dumb” (Steinbeck 41) George also told Slim the story about how they had to leave Weed, and it probably would have been humiliating for Lennie if Lennie was there. Once Lennie entered the room, George pretended that they weren’t conversing about him at all. On the other hand, when all the other people were going into town, George went to town with them and left Lennie on the ranch without anyone else except for Crooks and Curley’s wife. Lennie did not know what to do because he didn’t have George helping him, so he ended up disturbing Crooks. In brief, these examples state that George did not…