The Relationship between Lennie and George in 'Of Mice and Men'

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English Essay Explore the way that John Steinbeck presents the relationship between Lennie and George in the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’? ‘Of mice and men’ takes place during America’s great depression in the 1930s. John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California and lived through the time of the great depression. He spent some time himself working on a ranch so he understood what life on a ranch was like. In this essay I will be exploring the ways John Steinbeck presents the relationship between George and Lennie, two men with very different characteristics, who together make a good team. They have known each other since childhood and have been through many difficult times together, they travel together trying to earn enough money, to fulfil their dream of owning their own ranch one day. Style of writing- Use of the 3rd person narrative means we are not influenced by the thoughts of individual characters. We rely solely on the dialogue or the physical description in the narrative to form our opinions of the characters and their relationships. Through what people say about George and Lennie, we get an understanding of their relationship. “what stake you got in this guy? You takin' his pay away from him?" Some people would question what a bright guy like George is doing with a less intelligent guy like Lennie, except for if he’s trying to use him to take his money. However some people felt jealous of their relationship that they have together. "Ain't many guys travel around together," Most people looking for work travel on their own, because it’s a lot easier, but this isn’t the case for George sand Lennie, the fact that Lennie is so strong is a helpful feature to get them work, on the other hand Lennie is also the one that gets them into trouble, which makes them have to leave their work, although George doesn’t have to leave the work he still does, because he
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