George promises to never leave Lennie alone “You ain’t gonna leave me, are ya’ George? I know you ain’t!” (Steinbeck Pg. 103). Though George knows Lennie is a burden he stays to help Lennie “Lennie's a God damn nuisance most of the time, but you get used to goin' around with a guy an' you can't get rid of him." (Steinbeck Pg.
George’s Demand for Friendship Companionship and loneliness are things that everyone experience at least one time or another in their lifetime.In the novella Of Mice and Men, the author John Steinbeck demonstrates the necessity for companionship through the struggles of the characters. George’s life could’ve been improved without Lennie, but his longing for friendship, took on the burden of taking care of Lennie .For example, “I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want…An’ that ain’t the worst. You get in trouble .You do bad things and get in trouble“(Steinbeck 11). George felt responsible for taking care of Lennie because, of his childlike state of mind. George knows that Lennie gets in trouble, but the fact that they have each other is worth the work.
The boss thinks George must be "takin' his pay" (Lennie's) because he "never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy". The very first section of Of Mice and Men is devoted to Lennie and George, in which both their characters are created. They are almost opposites, with George's "sharp, defined" features and Lennie's "shapeless face". The relationship between the two is created from the moment we see Lennie, as he rushes for the water, lapping it up "like a horse". He has no understanding over the situation, and drinks just because he's thirsty.
We know this got him into trouble in Weed when he tried to feel a girl's soft red dress: she thought he was going to attack her. He can be forgetful - George continually has to remind him about important things. He is very gentle and kind, and would never harm anyone or anything deliberately. He is extremely strong: he can work as well as two men at bucking barley. He is often described as a child or an animal - he drinks from the pool like a horse and his huge hands are described as paws.
We know this because he began to 'cry with fright' and he knows that he has done ‘a bad-thing’ because he is aware that he has done a bad thing; this enlightens the readers that when Lennie senses danger, he feels threatened and becomes very dangerous. In section six, Lennie dies happily, knowning that George was never mad at him, despite his urge and love for soft things, he is still appreciated by the readers and we also discover how Lennie is a significant character because without him there is no dream. Furthermore, [Crooks astutely notes that Lennie cannot remember what he is saying, but points out that most people in
Although Jem fears Boo Radley from all the stories he heard about him, bravery takes place when he ran up and touched Boo’s door. Jem’s bravery fulfills a large amount for him to move past his fears, and his actions do so. Another action of Jems takes place. “Jem refuses to leave Atticus and worries that he will get hurt” (194). Jem decides to defend his father and makes sure nothing bad will happen to him.
He uses his power to do what he thinks is right, which can be seen when Lennie crushes Curley's hand. When George frets about losing his job, Slim responds by saying to Curley " I think you got your han' caught in a machine. If you don't tell nobody, we ain't going to". Slim uses Curley's fear of ridicule to stop George and
Friend Tolerance George and Lennie have been friends for most of their lives. George has had to deal with Lennie’s mistakes and their punishments for so long. It upsets George; all he wants is a successful life. John Steinbeck, the author of Of Mice and Men shows how George gets through all of the setbacks that Lennie gives them. George and Lennie want to own a farm together, but with how Lennie acts it might not happen.
But it is clear that George is not going to leave him. What began vaguely as a duty, after the death of Lennie's Aunt Clara, has become a way of life: there is companionship and trust in this relationship, which makes it almost unique among the ranch-hands. George confesses to Slim how he once abused this trust by making Lennie perform degrading tricks; but after Lennie nearly drowned, having (although not able to swim) jumped, on George's orders, into the Sacramento River, George has stopped taking advantage of Lennie's simplicity. At the end of the novella George confronts a great moral dilemma, and acts decisively, killing Lennie as a last act of friendship. [George’s side of the friendship] George's and Lennie's dream is at first a whim, but becomes clearer.
At first Lennie takes the beating without puting up a fight, but when George says "Get em Lennie!" pg. 63, he grabs Curley's hand and breaks it into pieces effortlessly. Instead of getting in trouble from the Boss, who is also Curley's father, all the guys threaten Curley to say he got his hand stuck in a machine or else they will tell everyone how he really broke it. So even when Lennie hurts another person, he still shouldn't take responsibility for his actions because his brain has been trained to listen George's every command since he has been there for him all his