Did George And Lennie Have A True Friendship Essay

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Did George and Lennie Have a True Friendship?

True friends accept each other, support each other, look out for each other, stay together, and make sacrifices for each other. We can see throughout this book that George and Lennie have the qualities which make them true friends. George has to sacrifice his own best friend because he knew it was the best option for Lennie. George was a moral man who was very caring. It’s for this reason that we can trust George’s decision to kill his best friend. We know that George didn’t kill Lennie because he was a burden; he killed him out of love. He shot Lennie because he was convinced that it was in Lennie’s best interest. Of course, shooting Lennie wasn’t at all easy for George, but he knew it had to be done because it was the right thing to do for his friend. Think about this situation from George’s perspective and ask yourself: would you prefer that Lennie gets chased down by an angry mob, resulting in him getting hanged in front of everyone? His last feelings would have been only fear because he wouldn’t have known what was going on or what was happening to him. Or would it be better to have Lennie die the way he did: happy and at peace, dreaming of the farm he would one day own with George, where he could tend to the rabbits as much as he’d like. We can see that George’s actions were done with good intentions because friends try to make the best decisions possible for each other. They also know what’s best for each other and try to help each other to the best of their abilities. Even though Lennie was mentally challenged,