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…
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the following themes are prevalent. Loneliness, and isolation, the pursuit of the American dream, friendship, companionship, and prejudice.
Crooks is lonely because he is the only black man on the farm, he has no one to relate to because he is a black man. For example, when Lennie asks Crooks why isn’t he allowed to play cards he responds, “Cause I’m black” (68). Crook’s is discriminated against because of his race. The men in the barn are prejudice…
bestfriend,not many of us have felt that feeling.But in "Of Mice and Men", George Milton has the unfortunated luck to experience this feeling.When he at the end of the story has no other option but to kill his bestfriend Lennie Small so he does not have to hurt anyone or get hurt by anybody.Many believe George is guilty but lets explain why this belief is wrong and why some believe Lennie is the guilty one in this case.
My first reason,is that Lennie is a man with anger issues that he can not control by…
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck displays the lives of two homeless acquaintances that wander about in search. Unfortunately, Lennie, who is mentally handicapped, is always getting into trouble. One thing led to another, which resulted in George killing Lennie. George made the right decision killing him.
Lennie's death was intentional from the moment George stole the gun from Carlson. He had the whole scenario played out. He knew Lennie. If caught, he knew he was…
Of Mice and Men Summer Reading Project
Novel by: Jhon Steinbeck
Of mice and men is a story about two men, A brainy but scrawny man named George and a tall but slow thinking man named Lennie, in search of work. The story starts of as the two escape from a search party for an unknown issue. After getting their work cards, they take a bus from weed (the area they where previously in) to a farm in an unknown location south of weed. They get off a few…
How can we plan the future? This is the question constantly asked whilst reading the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’. This novel comes from the poem ‘To a mouse’ by Robert Burns. The Morel of this poem is, ‘the best made plans of mice and men often go awry’. This is what influenced John Steinbeck to write his novel. I believe Steinbeck wrote the novel with a lot of cleverness because although you know right from the start something bad is going to happen you never know how bad it is going to be or even what…
OF MICE AND MEN
In the book of mice and men , George and Lennie are best friends traveling together. Lennie is disabled, he forgets thing n he’s just like a big kid. At the end of the book George shoots Lennie in the back of the head and kills him. Was it the wrong or right thing for George to kill Lennie?? I Think it was right in a way.
George had killed Lennie for several reasons, if George hadn’t killed Lennie himself Lennie would have been killed either way. Also he might have been tortured…
Violence in Of Mice and Men
Curley’s wife is shown as sweet and innocent but when she is in Crook’s room she uses violence on him because she is more powerful than him as he is black and she is white
George admits that he has "beat the hell outta Lennie"
Carlson tells Candy that he will be glad to shoot Candy's dog for him, "right in the back of the head" so the dog will "never know what hit him," as if Carlson is doing Candy some sort of favour
When Lennie seriously damages Curley's hand in…
other uses, see Of Mice and Men (disambiguation).
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…
In John Steinbeck’s book “Of Mice and Men”, it shows how two friends George and Lennie, would never leave each other. It also shows that you can always make new friends along the way. Here are a few types of friends that you might come across:
The listener is a type of person that only cares about others and is always true. Lennie is a listener because he loves when George tells him stories. After Lennie made George mad by the pool,…
Activity for Of Mice and Men
Complete the following in preparation for Of Mice and Men:
1. How do George and Lenny complement each other?
George and Lenny complement each other because Lenny is not very intelligent but very strong and George is smart but small.
2. Lennie is often described through the qualities of animals. Why?
Lennie is often compared to animals because he is more like an animal mentally and physically.
3. Name two characters that are lonely and explain…