Cody Fitzgerald Period 2 11/9/12 In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George and Lennie’s relationship is imperfect, but they still work together for their mutual benefit to achieve their shared dream. George and Lennie hold each other back from what each other desires, which are based on the men’s backgrounds and obligations. George must take care of Lennie because of Aunt Clara’s death, but the task is tough as a result of Lennie’s mental retardation. Additionally, George cannot do the minimal things that he perspired to do in life, like get a real job, and not be a rancher who must jump from ranch to ranch. Along with Lennie, George restrains Lennie from petting things he wants, like rabbits, which is his dream and only real happiness in his
George looks out for Lennie, George needs Lennie as much as Lennie needs George. George is physically small with very sharp features. George personality often reflects both anger and understanding. Of the two men he is the one to think things through and to consider how their future looks like. Without realising Lennie is dependent on George and George takes care for Lennie, this causes that George needs to travel to different work places because of Lennie.
This is Gilbert. Towards the end of the film Gilbert doesn’t allow Arnies disability hold him back. in the beginning Gilbert never liked brining his brother around because he always caused trouble and bothered Gilbert. Eventually Gilbert started to hate and arnie and ended up hitting him. this is was big eye opener for Gilbert because he realized he shouldn’t be letting arnie hold him back from being happy in his life.
In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck argues that being loyal is a valuable concept in life, but can sometimes be very difficult. His message is sometimes in relationships, everything can go the wrong way and you have nothing else to do except the right thing, even if it isn’t being loyal. Since Lennie didn’t know allot of things about life and common sense, George is forced to teach him everything. Sitting down by the river after running away from their job because of Lennie again, a pissed off George yells, “Well, we ain’t got any, whatever we ain’t got that’s what you want.” (11) Lennie’s lack of intelligence and his actions repeatedly effect their job security. George is not only forced to deal with the consequences of these actions but be takes them on as his own
No matter if it was good or bad, they both went through it together. In conclusion Steinback views/ viewed friendship needed for friendship because this book “Of Mice and Men” was based on all about friendship. Geroege ended up shooting/killing Lennie thnking it was for the best. Even though George probaly didn’t want to do it he did it for Lennie so that he could be in peace. Maybe he was tired of seeing Lennie hurt and just not really enjoying life as much because of his disability.
Responsibility in Of Mice and Men In the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two men, George and Lennie, are both challenged with responsibility. In the story, the two are traveling looking for work. Straight away it is obvious that Lennie has a mental disability that was not specified, and it is shown that George cares deeply for his friend. Throughout this story, responsibility is shown in many ways. Although it is clear George has a greater sense of ability than Lennie, it is seen that Lennie does feel responsible for his actions because of the way he reacts to events in his life.
Lennie is more excited about it than George, ‘come on George, tell me.’ Repeats Lennie, suggesting that although he knows what the dream is, he wants to hear it again to give him some security and hope. Throughout the first section stienbeck emphaisises how unusual the friendship is. Firstly he descirbes the two men as completely different. Lennie is animal-like ‘the way a bear drags his paws.’ And George is controlled, ‘everypart of him was defined.’ This shows how the friendship is weird because of how different they are and Steinbeck also tells the reader that ranch workers are alone. This timie in America is when workers travelled to California alone to find work, and having relationships was not normal.
He told Lennie that they are going to get a new job and he must behave himself when they meet the boss. George felt bad for making Lennie feel sad, so he told Lennie "'Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They
Of Mice and Men Final Draft In our society we need to be our brothers keepers in order for society to work in the way we need it to. I have a little brother and I feel obligated to teach him the right way to act. In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, George is the perfect example of being a keeper to Lennie. George isn’t obligated to take care of Lennie, but George doesn’t want to see Lennie Fail. George assumes the role of Lennie’s keeper by giving him protection from getting into trouble, being a role model, and giving Lennie a companionship the way a big brother would.
We as readers can infer a firm moral message. The innocence on Lennie draws sympathy from my self and the reader as we understand Lennie has a mental condition, which must be difficult for a man of the 1930’s as we understand he always keeps George in ‘hot water’. Though George none the less sticks by Lennie, as they’re both reliant on each other, even though it would be easier for George to go ‘alone’, he would feel loneliness without Lennie. They both have a dream and this is what keeps them