Of Mice and Men is really about Lennie and George’s journey and relationship with each other, and how they really need each other in their lives. Lennie is very dependent on George. George is one of his only friends and a very important person in his life. George guides Lennie through his life like a father would to his son. The first thought when Lennie is doing something wrong or bad is George because he knows that George wouldn’t want him to being in it.
George is placed with the responability of taking care of Lennie no matter what. George loves Lennie like a brother, and never would want anyone to hurt him. He makes sure that he doesn't hang around with bad people. For example; George told Lennie to stay away from Curley's wife, because she was trouble. Towards the end of the novel, Lennie finds himself stuck in a room with Curley's wife, and gets into some trouble, and ends up killing her.
Instead of understanding she loves him unconditionally, Grendel claims “even my mama loves me not for myself… but for my son-ness, my possessedness” (158). He believes he gives her power by being her son and this is her sole reason for loving him. On several occasions, Grendel’s mother stands between him and the cave door. Grendel assumes she is trying to keep him locked up, but in reality she is trying to protect him (147). He does not understand this example of maternal interaction is a representation of her motherly instincts and unconditional love for him.
I believe John had a genuine concern and love toward his wife but not wise in his treatments of her mental health. He missed the mark in his Isolation treatments toward his wife mental condition. As the Author cites “John does not know how much I really suffer, he knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him”. Moreover, John tried very hard to make his wife comfortable at the house even having his sister help, although she didn’t like it. “There comes John's sister.
The relationship between George and Lennie By Lucy Elliott 10y1 The novel, "Of Mice of Men" portrays the deep relationship of George and Lennie. As the book continues and progresses, the reader immerses deeper into their relationship. The curiosity of George and Lennie’s friendship is intriguing for the reader as it is very complex and full of twists and turns. Undoubtedly, George feels a sense of duty and responsibility towards him. As the book progresses we come to learn that Lennie wouldn’t be able to live without George due to the constant reminder of things and the need to be reminded to stay out of trouble.
6) This is how the narrator, Pip, describes Joe Gargery, a humble man who is very fond of Pip, like a father is of a son. With Pip's parents dead, Pip needed a father figure and he found this in Joe Gargery, like Lawrence Jay Dessner suggests: “Gargery, as the husband of Pip's acting mother, is the most obvious father figure, and he is in some respects what Pip craves.” (pp. 444) Mrs. Gargery, Joe's wife and Pip's sister, is a strict woman who holds the household together, controls her husband and who is very unforgiving with Pip. She often beats him and Joe is always the one who defends Pip. Joe is also a man with strong moral values who tries to implant those values in Pip.
Since his main source of love, which are his parents, have been tragically taken away from him, one of his main goals in Great Expectations is to find love. Love awaits him in the arms of Joe, his sister’s husband who he is very fond of when he was a child and has always been there consoling him after Mrs. Joe’s hard punishments. Joe brings to life a very strong love for him that starts to fade as Pip grows. Joe is the classic example of a person in the family, which keeps things under control with his strong affection and wellbeing. The most predominant love that we find for Pip is probably Joe’s who is currently present through out the first part of the novel, guiding him and showing him a true sense of identity and a different kind of ‘gentleman’, which he does not realize that exists.
Pip said, “I took it upon myself to impress Biddy.” (Dickens, 144) Pip should not necessarily have any commitments to Biddy since she is very harsh to him but he still feels grateful that she is helping him with his studies. He also has a little bit of a crush on her but he just does not know it because Estella is overshadowing it. At the end of the day Pip’s true colors come out and he reveals that he is to be relied on and a good person. Pip’s father figure in his life is Joe who is also married to Pip’s sister; Joe conveys the theme throughout the book with his words and his actions. “A mild, good natured, sweet tempered, easy going, foolish, dear fellow,” (Dickens, 6) This is said by Pip in the beginning of the book and the rest of the book goes on to prove it.
As an individualistic person, he cares about himself, and his immediate family. This ironically causes a conflict of interest within him. He has stayed with his wife and chosen his career path (a police officer) because it is best for his family, and, having been abandoned by his own father, he explains to his new love Kathy “I swore I’d never do that to my own…” (Dubus 140) Staying together for the children used to be a very common excuse given regarding