Lennie needs George, but it is equally true that George needs Lennie as well. George was also a harsh, mean and derogatory to Lennie, however, it is also very evident that George never left Lennie despite his life would have mean much easier without him. Lennie is George's hardship, but George loves him regardless. Since the death of Lennie's Aunt Clara, George took it upon himself to take responsibility of him and his special needs by finding him jobs, feeding him, and making sure he is safe. Their mutual dependence on one another is what keeps George and Lennie together.
OF Mice and Men Being mentally impaired can be difficult, not just for the person himself but to others as well. Lennie was a mentally challenged man, and George was always taking care of him. Things never went as planned for them because of Lennie’s disability. Farm workers never have a stable life; they go from ranch to another. It was difficult for George that Lennie was mentally challenged because he had to care for him.
He therefore adopts the role his father has left him and wants to provide for his mother. The lack of a father-figure meant that Jack had to create one “out of dreams and memories”. This further highlights his neglect and isolation which evokes fondness for Jack as he is only a child, but has to deal with more than what people have to
His retardation sometimes causes others at the ranch to shun him; even to the point of thinking he is "cuckoo." Since Lennie cannot think as quickly as the other men, he is often set aside and isolated from them. He is unable to take an active part in conversations because George, Lennie's best friend and travelling companion, is the only one who can understand him. Lennie is frequently off in his own dream world and is constantly preoccupied with dreams of the farm which he and George someday hope to buy. .’ “An’ have rabbits.” ‘As a result, Lennie is unable to face reality at times, a fact which puts him even more out of touch with the real world and with other workers.
(Steinbeck Pg. 41). George helps Lennie to function properly in real world situations that prove stressful and confusing for Lennie’s simple mind. George has an integral role in Lennie successfully getting a job on the work farm. Lennie is strong and a good worker but he does not have the ability to understand or answer appropriately the questions of the employer during the interview.
In the book, George cared for Lennie and was always there for him. He would comfort Lennie and gave him a shoulder to cry on. In the movie, their friendship wasn’t as great as it was in the book. George was very annoyed of Lennie and hated him being around. He believed his life would have been better if Lennie never existed or never met each other because George believes Lennie holds him
We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” (Steinbeck 13). George and Lennie’s lifestyle encourages their closeness because they have no one else to rely on. Like George and Lennie, Crooks’ isolation leads him to desire companionship. Crooks illustrates this need when he invites Lennie into his home and attempts to educate Lennie on the repercussions of loneliness, “A guy needs somebody—to be near him.
12 Lennie says, "I could go off in the hills there. Some place I'd find a cave". George then tells Lennie he couldn't survive by himself and apologizes. Lennie had no idea how hard it would've been to live alone in a cave and gather food, water, and fire. He has no sense for the repercusions of his actions, he couldn't even tell that he would die if he did that.
Lennie is mentally weak, George can’t reach his dream, and Curley resents being a smallish man and has napoleon complex. Weakness is simply a reality for everyone who lives on the ranch. On a ranch full of strong men, weakness is not really accepted, and people get criticized because of it. Because characters often know their weaknesses, they’re quick to try to cover for them, which spell confrontation. It’s a like bullying, characters weaknesses makes them feel insecure about themselves, so they fight and judge others to avoid having their flaws seen by
Furthermore Jack’s use of the word ‘should’ instead of could or would, to describe Roy, signifies how, at that point, Jack thinks that all other forms of manhood, other than Roy’s, is not correct . Jack admires Roy and over his time with Roy Jack sees the control and power Roy possess over Rosemary. This leads to Jack thinking that holding ‘power and control’ is necessary for being ‘masculine’. Knowing that he does not own these traits, Jack feels as though he is not a real man and for this purpose is not in favor of who he is. Jack feels the stress of the expectations of manhood from society, he perceives himself as not being manly when comparing himself to the ‘values’ of being a man, and consequently it is these feelings of insufficiency that make him despise who he