Of Mice And Men Friendship Analysis

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Life has its ups and downs, its straight and curvy roads. Friendships help people get through the good and bad. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George and Lennie are best friends. George knew Lennie's aunt and when she died George took Lennie everywhere George went. Having someone who understands and stands by your side is a true friendship. George was a good friend of Lennieś aunt, so basically, Lennie grew up with George. Unfortunately, Lennie´s aunt passed away and George took Lennie into his care. While working, George was talking to Slim about Lennie and him when they were younger. ¨’ I used to have a hell lot of fun with ´im. Used to play jokes on ´im ´cause he was too dumb to take care of himself. But he was too dumb …show more content…
George is a real definition of a real friend. Sometimes Lennie didn´t know what he was doing to others. Lennie and George had to get out of Weed because of a little incident that Lennie didn't know he was doing at the time. George was asked what happened in Weed and why they had to escape and he told the story of what happened. ¨ Well, he seen this girl in a red dress. Dumb bastard like he is, he wants to touch everything he likes. Just wants to feel it. So he reaches out to feel this red dress and´ the girl lets out a squawk, and that gets Lennie all mixed up, and he holds on ´cause that´s the only thing he can think to do. Well, this girl squawks and squawks. I was just´ a little bit off, and I heard all the yelling´, so i come running, an;´ by that time Lennie´s so scared all he can think to do is hold on. I socked him over the head with a fence picket to make him let go. He was so scairt he couldn't let go of that dress. An he´s so God damn strong, you know´¨( Steinbeck 41). Being a much bigger guy than others, Lennie doesn't know that he does scare others, and with him also being mentally disabled he was too dumb to know what he was doing. Other guys from Weed wanted Lennie out of …show more content…
George bust his but to get Lennie out of any and everything. Lennie got in trouble again at their new job. Lennie made the mistake of killing Curleyś wife in the barn. She allowed him to touch her hair, meaning lennie loves touching soft things, so he wouldn't let go. Lennie himself escape. The other guys find Curleyś wife laying in the barn and they all want to kill Lennie for what he did. George is not with the plan all the way, but he must find Lennie before the guys do. ¨ An George raised the gun and steadied it and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering¨( Steinbeck 106 ). George wanted to find Lennie before the others was able to get to him. George killed Lennie so he wouldn't get in anymore trouble, George didnt want anybody else killing Lennie. Thats why he had to get to Lennie before the guys

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