Of Mice and Men and Lennie Permission Essay

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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