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Of Mice and Men Friendship Essay

  • Date Submitted: 03/01/2011 04:23 PM
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In the novel Of Mice and Men written by John Steinback is about George and Lennie a very unusual pair of friends because George a “small and quick and dark of face” takes responsibility when he promises his Aunt Clara that he will watch Lennie “a man of tremendous size, that has the mind of a young child.” George dreams to have the American Dream of having a farm on land that he and Lennie can call his own. George and Lennie find a job on a ranch in Salinas Valley and hopefully can achieve the American dream with the money they will earn. Temptations arise from the flirtatious
boss’ wife that George tries his best to explain to Lennie to ignore her. But Lennie unaware of his tremendous amount of strength accidently shakes her too much causing her neck to break and her to die. Curley, from the start already hating Lennie now has the chance and reason to kill Lennie. Curley’s plan was to shoot Lennie a man with the intelligence and innocence of a young child. But at the end of the novel George chooses to kill Lennie instead of allowing Curley to kill him. George does this not only to protect Lennie from Curley but also allowing Lennie to protect his own dignity.

George kills Lennie himself because he cares about him. Readers know that George cares about Lennie because when Lennie is run out of weed by an angry mob George stays with him to relocate themselves to the ranch in Salinas valley. George also kills Lennie himself because he wants Lennie to keep his dignity. Curley wanted to kill lenis because of hi hatred for him. Readers may believe Curley suffers from napoleon syndrome. When George calmly was laying next to lennie behind the brush he still remained in conversation with him. Lennie had no idea his death was approaching and George made him feel no pain. Also, George confirmed with lennie that he was not mad at him for anything. George was looking out for lennie. George wanted Lennie to be somewhere that “ever’body gonna be nice to you. Ain’t gonna be no...


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