I could get a job, and work with no trouble! .... and what do I got? I got you!"(11). George feels guilty after exploding on Lennie like that, because he knows that he is the only one Lennie has, and he doesn't know any better. George is placed with the responability of taking care of Lennie no matter what.
This is why the relationship is seen as very rare because of the dependency and how they were uncommonly united by their shared dream of a better life on a farm, where they can “live off the fatta the lan” as Lennie puts it. George articulates this vision by repeatedly telling the ‘story’ of the future farm to his companion; Lennie who believes unquestioningly in their dream and his faith enables George to imagine the possibility of this dream becoming reality. However, George’s belief in it depends upon Lennie, for as soon as Lennie dies, George’s hopes for a brighter future
Are we going to throw it all away? I know this will never happen again, will it, Mr. Van Daan?" (Goodrich and Hacket 942). Although it is arguable that Mr. Frank should have considered being more aggressive, his peaceful manner was the best method to solving problems. Mr. Frank was a mesmerizing speaker, and everyone listened and appreciated every word he said.
Lennie is he’s responsibility. And since Lennie is he’s responsibility, it’s been getting him in trouble. Like running away from town and getting in to trouble in the ranch. Life is rough with Lennie. He always says how it’d be so much easier without Lennie in his life but he obviously knows he would do anything to protect him.
Throughout the course of the novel Of Mice and Men, George shows his heroism as he strives to protect his friend Lennie. While George might be short-tempered and impatient, he is a loving and devoted friend whose frequent protests against life with Lennie never weaken his commitment to protecting his friend. George’s first words, a firm warning to Lennie not to drink so much water at the stream because Lennie could get sick, set the tone of their relationship. As the story progresses, George’s sense of responsibility begins to deepen as he realizes that he holds Lennie’s fate, and ultimately his life, in his hands. During his conversation with Slim when George admits that he once abused Lennie for his own amusement, readers see that George is capable of change and growth.
These two young man realize that whatever thrown in their life they will have the ability to survive it. Although, Rawlins cannot handle his duty being Cole’s best friend and the cruelty of the human nature and the people around so he returns home. John Grady all by himself learned that violence is accepted, whatever challenge will come, he will overcome it and learn from it. McCarthy is stating that once you have lost your innocence you will never get it back. So Cole started his journey again, by himself with nothing but his pride.
Stein’s only purpose are his wife and children. The camp changes Elie, it breaks the link he used to have to his father. Even though they seem inseparable, they are alone when it comes to survival and endurance. Elie’s only wish upon seeing the beating is to get away in case the supervisor attacks him. This moment demonstrates that in the camp survival comes before anything else, even one’s family.
He has close friends and family, such as Jane and Phoebe, whom he fears will also lose their innocence. Throughout the novel, Holden’s loss of innocence in represented by his childhood friend and crush, Jane, the Museum of natural history, and his red hunting hat. As one of Holden’s closest friends during his innocent childish stages in life, Jane Gallagher has a big involvement in his inability to let go of the past. As children Holden and Jane were very close. As Holden begins to mature slowly, he always remembers Jane as an innocent person because that is how he knows her.
• As a father Atticus can be said to be a great father. He is generally loving and caring towards his children, he guides them through right and wrong always, and he tries to make them morally strong as he is. He shows intelligent parenting, when Scout starts swearing, Atticus doesn’t punish her or tell her not to, knowing that this would just make her swear more, instead he leaves her to keep swearing until she herself realizes it’s the wrong thing to do. He does not do it because he is careless or it does not matter to him what his children do, he
But at the same time he is a perceptive person who knows when to build and when not to build a wall: “But here there are no cows...to give offence." To him, the mending of the wall is just a burden that he wishes not to have to deal. In direct contrast, contrary to his neighbor is a conservative who will not listen to reason and is of course completely immune to any sudden flash of intuition. All that he can do is merely repeat parrot like "Good fences make good neighbors." He is a prisoner of dogmatic traditionalism whose thought process and actions are