Importance Of Friendship In Of Mice And Men

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The strength of friendship surrounded by immense loneliness.

Sometimes even the strongest independent souls suffer the great sadness of loneliness; every now and then they need companionship to help them find the light in the darkness of the solitude their loneliness feeds. The many characters from John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men come face to face with concept. George is one of the many characters that encounter this notion of companionship and loneness. He is the most compelling character by reasons of which he is clever, reassuring and determined throughout the novella. Firstly, George is clever because he devises a plan to get both him and Lennie a job on the ranch; George will do all the talking while Lennie remains silent. “That ranch we’re goin’ to is right down there about a quarter mile.
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Finally, George is determined because he knew how dangerous Lennie can be and there was no helping him anymore, so he steadies the gun to the back of Lennie’s head. “And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie’s head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger.” Chapter 6, Page 52, Of Mice and Men. George recalled all the incidents that had happened, he’d normally try to help Lennie whenever he was got in trouble, however he always knew at the back of his head, what Lennie was capable of, still he was hesitant and second guessed his instincts. George made up his mind to kill Lennie due to the fact that Curley’s wife’s dead because Lennie broke her neck. After everything George has done to protect Lennie, this was the final breaking point. Overall, the most compelling character in John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men is George because he is clever, reassuring and determined, also he proved his companionship with Lennie helped him find the light many times throughout the novella, still he never