Essay on Of Mice and Men

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Guadalupe Dominguez June 3, 2011
Humanities 303 Mrs. Nyhan

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck was a book that told the ultimate demonstration of love George had for Lennie. The first instant that George demonstrated that he cared for Lennie was when he asked Lennie to give him the mouse he had pulled out of the river. When Lennie gave George the mouse he began to cry so George said “Aw, Lennie!” “George put his hand on Lennie’s shoulder” (Of Mice and Men). “I ain’t taking it away just for meanness” (Of Mice and Men). “That mouse ain’t fresh, Lennie; and beside, you’ve broke it petting it” (Of Mice and Men). Here George demonstrated he cared about Lennie’s feelings. He wanted Lennie to understand that he
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George shows that he cares for Lennie and that he plans to own land one day that both of them would be able to live on without anyone telling them what to do. Here George is explaining to Lennie how the lives of guys like them are lived. “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place” (Of Mice and Men). Here I think that George understand and values the companionship that Lennie provides him. “With us it ain’t like that” (Of Mice and Men). George is letting Lennie know that they are not like other guys. They belong together and they are a family. “We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” (Of Mice and Men). Here George lets Lennie know that he could count of him and that he knows he could count on Lennie. Lennie was delighted to hear that they have one another when he said “But not us! An’ why? Because . . . because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why” (Of Mice and Men). Here both George and Lennie are happy to see that they have one another’s back. George and Lennie see each other like family because they can count on each other for companionship. George continued to demonstrate that he cared for Lennie when he told him to keep his mouth shut. George didn’t tell Lennie to keep quite

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