George And Lennie Character Analysis

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In the ten years from 1929 to 1939, twelve million Americans died because of the Great Depression. The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is the story about George and Lennie as they live through the Great Depression. George is a short, average intelligence man. While Lennie is a big strong man, he has a mental disability that makes it difficult for him to understand normal things. Despite being different, George and Lennie are loyal and comforting to one another, which proves that to have an unconditional friendships you always need to be loyal and comforting to each other.
George and Lennie demonstrate that they have a strong friendship when they are loyal to one another. George is loyal to Lennie by advocating for him. George claims,
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Lennie comforts George when he gets mad for Lennie asking for ketchup. Lennie says, “‘I was only foolin’, George. I don’t want no ketchup. I wouldn’t eat no ketchup if it was right here besides me.’ ‘If it was here, you could have some.’’But I wouldn’t eat none, George. I’d leave it all for you,”’(12). Once again the author utilizes improper grammar and diction to show Lennie's mental disability and lack of schooling. Lennie is comforting George because he doesn’t want his friend to be angry with him for asking for something they obviously didn’t have after George went out of his way to prepare food for him. George also comforts Lennie. George tells Lennie, “‘It ain’t your fault,’ he said. ‘You don’t need to be scairt no more,”’(65). The author uses improper diction to emphasize George’s mediocre intelligence. George is comforting Lennie because he feels bad for crushing Curley’s hand. George even consoles Lennie when he accidentally kills Curley's wife. Georges declares, “‘No Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know,”’(106). John Steinbeck yet again uses improper diction to show George’s intelligence when he says ‘“ya”’(106). George comforts his friend one last time before he has to euthanize him. George and Lennie’s friendship shows that friends need to always be comforting to each other to have a strong unconditional

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