Mice And Men Friendship

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A memory last forever and never does it die. A true friend stays together and never say goodbye. That was George and Lennie friendship. All set in California valley along the Salinas River. Where George and Lennie are on their way to their new jobs. George Milton is a small and smart man but Lennie small is a big man and not very smart having innocent mind as a child. They have a unique relationship, with George taking on a role of a guardian for Lennie due his mental illness. As the story keeps going unfolds their hopes and dreams for the future. Also, it been presented their struggle to survive in an unforgiving society. In “Of Mice and Men”, John Steinbeck shows us that George kills Lennie for good reason; furthermore, George is a good friend …show more content…
Everyone deserves to have a true friend. George and Lennie have a strong bond. George is taking care of Lennie and doesn’t want Lennie to be in trouble. In the beginning, George tells Lennie if he ever goes into trouble he has to do one thing, Steinbeck points out, “Lennie—if you jus ' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an ' hide in the brush... Hide in the brush till I come for you” (15). It can be concluded that George doesn 't have much sense of justice. He knows that Lennie doesn 't mean any harm, but the fact is that he does harm. George knows that nobody will give him the benefit of the dough. He knows that they will need to do something so people not make Lennie suffer. George was thinking they will look him up but Candy changes that idea, Steinbeck reveals, “We oughta let ‘im get away. You don’t know that Curley. Curley gon’ta wanta get ‘im lynched. Curley’ll get ‘im killed” (94). Furthermore, Candy knows that Lennie killed Curley’s wife and that Curley will come after Lennie. Thus, George and Lennie will have run away. His dream will never be realized. He is thinking about himself. George doesn’t know what to do. People will want blood and not even running away will help. He has to decide what to …show more content…
That moment he has to decide what will be best for Lennie and for everyone. Lennie had done many bad things like kills mice, he terrifies women and kills someone. George and Lennie live in constant fear because George never knows what Lennie is going to do and Lennie is always getting into trouble. As Steinbeck states, “Run us out, hell, said George disgustedly. We run. They was lookin ' for us, but they didn 't catch us Lennie giggled happily. I didn 't forget that, you bet” (7). They run away because Lennie touched a girl’s dress. Lennie does not know what he is doing is wrong and often does harm when he does not intend to. George worries about Lennie because he can 't predict what he will do and every trouble it gets more dangerous. George can’t keep this up and is forced to put a bullet into the back of Lennie’s head. One can see that Lennie is a danger to everyone and someone needs to do something. It a hard breaking sacrifice that George has done. According to Steinbeck, “Guys like us got no family. They make a little stake an ' then they blow it in. They ain 't got nobody in the worl ' that gives a hoot in hell about 'em—” (104). One can see that the beginning and in the end is in the same place, Salinas River. One can observe that people like George and Lennie are going nowhere. When George decides to kill Lennie, he is saving him from a life that

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