The Tale of Two Friends There has been some point in one’s life where someone has done something for another without the expectation of one returning the favor. These people are caring and are loyal friends. In the book, “Of Mice and Men”, George is an example of a loyal friend due to his actions in caring for Lennie. “No Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.” (p.106). When George told Lennie this, it made me realize that George is willing to take care and be there for Lennie no matter how much trouble Lennie gets into. George is also a person who will help you and be by your side. To begin with, George is a caring person, especially to Lennie. When Lennie killed Curly’s wife, Curly’s revenge on Lennie was to put him in misery and make him suffer. “I’m gonna get him. I’m going for my shotgun. I’ll shoot him in the guts.” (p.96). When Curly said this about Lennie, George wouldn’t let Curly hurt Lennie. In the beginning of the story, George told Lennie to hide in the brush if he ever got in trouble. “Well look. Lennie- If you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush.” (p15). Since Lennie has caused trouble killing Curly’s wife George knew that Lennie was in the brush waiting for George to come get him and that’s what George did. George knew he had to kill Lennie at that moment. Before George killed Lennie, he told the story about how they were going to live on their own ranch together. When I read this part of the book it told me that George wants Lennie to die happily and George killed Lennie instantly so he would feel no pain. George also made Lennie happy. “If you cause no trouble I’ll let you tend the rabbits.” (p ). Lennie loved to pet soft things and that’s why George told Lennie this because it’ll make Lennie happier and not cause any trouble. George is also very caring for Lennie when they were working at weed. Lennie got him and George fired because Lennie got scared and grab onto a girl back and wouldn’t let go. George had to find a way to escape and not let them hurt Lennie. George still cares about Lennie even when Lennie messes everything up for him. In addition to George being a caring individual, he also is a person that can help you and will be by
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Of Mice and Men
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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced…
‘Of Mice and Men’
By John Steinbeck
Unit 1: Part B:
This is worth 20% of the total GCSE
It is 45 minutes of a 90 minute exam.
You must answer ONE question. The question is in two parts:
Part A: candidates respond to a passage from the text
Part B: candidates must link this passage to the whole text.
Read the passage ‘On one side of the little room… lighter than his…
characters in Of Mice and Men. A compassionate, kind, responsible, patient, and understanding man, he faithfully watches out for Lennie, his retarded friend and constant companion. When Lennie gets into trouble, George always helps him find a solution or get away. George is also shown to be a thinking person. He knows he must discipline Lennie in order to help him, and he is often seen telling Lennie what he has done wrong and what he must do to improve. He is also a planner, telling Lennie where he should…
Lennie & obsession with "soft things" - (mice, woman in weed, his puppy)
- Foreshadows future events - Curley's Wife is killed when Lennie breaks her neck after stroking her hair
- When he pets the mouse, he's doing something that makes him feel safe and secure - but also something which would be looked down upon in society
Lennie & Strength/Violence
- Lennie's aggression is innocent, unlike the others on the ranch he doesn't always intend for events to result the way they do