Similarities Between George And Lennie In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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One of the primary human need is a sense of acceptance therefore, everyone needs a friend. Two men that needed that acceptance are named George and Lennie. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George and Lennie go from land to land trying to settle in a job. On their journey, they go through many hardships and meet new people but end up losing their jobs because of something Lennie has done. They plan on having their own land to themselves which is their American Dream. John Steinbeck Describes George as caring in his own way and he is being a father figure, which shows that when a person is facing difficult situations the best response is to be empathetic.

George was being caring when he saved Lennie from drowning despite the way
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“I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ, somebody’d shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself, No you stay with me. Your Aunt clara wouldn’t like you by yourself, even if she is dead”(13). George is comparing Lennie to a wild animal a coyote. The author used this literary device to show the pity that George has on Lennie by comparing him to a coyote. He is not at all safe on his own he is going to get into trouble. This proves that George cares about Lennie because he wants to take care of him and not want him on his …show more content…
“You get right up an’ take this pup back to the nest. He’s gotta sleep with his mother. You want to kill him? Just born last night an’ you take him out of the nest. You take him back or I’ll tell Slim not to let you have him”(43). George told Lennie not to take the puppies because they are newborn puppies and he might kill the puppies because George likes to pet things really hard and since Lennie is a really big guy and the puppy is really small and new Lennie might just kill it.

George is described as caring in his relationship with Lennie. George was being nice and caring when Lennie was drinking the something bad and George told him to stop. “Lennie for god sake don’t drink so much”...”Lennie, you gonna be sick like you was last night”(3). In this quote, repetition describes the way George is trying to get Lennie's attention. The author used this literary device to show that it is hard to get Lennie to focus and it also showing George's frustration.

In conclusion, George is characterized as caring and compassionate everything that George and Lennie went through they are always together they have a good friendship even though George is the one taking care of Lennie and trying not to get him in trouble. People on the ranch think it's weird that two guys came to the ranch and working together, but together they can make their dreams come

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