Essay on John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

1791 Words Jun 1st, 2015 8 Pages
The Desire for a Companion A friend is a person who helps and supports someone. Everyone wants someone that understands them and believes in them. John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men depicts the value of having a true friend. Of Mice and Men shows that having a true friend can inspire you to have confidence in yourself. It depicts the human need for companionship through the friendship of George and Lennie. It shows that having a true friend is what allows individuals to believe in themselves and reach their goals.
In the beginning of the novel it is apparent that Lennie and George have a close relationship. While most men that work on ranches are lonely; George and Lennie have each other. Lennie believes that they are different because “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you” (14). George and Lennie can depend on each other. They have someone that cares about them and is willing to support them. All the other ranchers “are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don 't belong no place" (13).The ranchers do not have a place to call home and they don’t stay long enough to make lasting friendships. They don’t have anyone that cares about them, supports them, or comforts them. They may have a bed to sleep in, a roof over their heads, and a warm meal at the ranch but they don’t truly belong. Steinbeck says that in order to belong to a place you must have someone who accepts you there. George and Lennie believe that their…

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