Theme Of Friendship 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 George acts to Lennie. George can be hard on Lennie sometimes but can be nice to him when times are difficult. “‘I was feelin’ pretty smart. I turn to Lennie and says, ‘Jump in.’ An’ he jumps. Couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn
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“Don’t really seem to be running though. You never oughtta drink water when it ain’t running, Lennie,”...”You’d drink out of a gutter if you was thirsty”(2). By Lennie making a bad choice by drinking the water, this proves that George cares about Lennie because he does not want him to drink the dirty water so he does not get sick.
George is looking out for Lennie because they are by themselves after what happened in Weed and are trying to be more careful so that they won’t get into trouble.“You jus’ stand there and don’t say nothing. If he finds out what a crazy bastard you are, we won’t get no job, but if he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, we’re set. Ya got that?” George is telling Lennie some rules to follow for the new ranch so that they don’t repeat what happened in Weed. This proves that George is looking out for

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