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
Kisean callis Mrs. Keblish English II 6TH hour 16 January 2014 Character motivations I. George is a great and nice man who really cares about Lennie A. George feels obligated to take care of Lennie a. The reason he feels obligated to take care of Lennie is because he almost killed Lennie b. George knows Lennie can’t do anything by himself and will soon get himself killed B. George sees Lennie as stupid and not independent a. George doesn’t think Lennie could find his own food or shelter b. George believes that if Lennie lived alone he would constantly be taken advantage of c. George and Lennie have a nice relationship and at times George may see Lennie as good for nothing but I think George sees Lennie
He is also a man of his words and one who has integrity. Before she dies, Lennie’s Aunt Clara makes George promise to take care of him. In keeping his oath to protect Lennie, George shows honor by ensuring that Lennie stays with him even after they are both fired from their first job in Weed. What drives George to act as Lennie’s brother is a basic human characteristic to help those who can’t fend for themselves. George makes sacrifices for Lennie just as a person might for a complete stranger just to save them from
Tired of constantly reminding Lennie of things he should remember, George gets quickly angry when Lennie forgets to get the firewood, for example, and instead goes after the dead mouse. On the other hand, George's anger is quickly under control, and he blames himself for scolding Lennie. In fact, Steinbeck makes clear that, despite his complaining and frustration, George looks out for Lennie and genuinely cares for him. Without companionship we have nothing, relationships with other people can define who a person is. Whether that relationship is with a dog, as in Candy’s case or with a wife like Curly.
Of Mice and Men was an awe inspiring book about a couple of men just trying to get by in the Great Depression. George and Lennie had known each other for a very long time and had grown to depend on each other. Throughout the book Lennie asked George to tell him about them, about they were going to get a place and live together; they never got to do that, as life would have, reality go in the way. The most controversial from this book was why George killed Lennie. It was the right thing to do for multiple reasons, the first being that Lennie was a danger to those around him as well as himself.
Anna Grace Gamble Mrs. Yance Pre-AP English 10 October 2014 “Sometimes you have to be your own hero, because sometimes the people you can’t live without, can live without you.” I feel that this quote relates to George and Lennie’s relationship. Lennie couldn’t live without George, and for a while we thought George couldn’t live without Lennie. We learn near the end of the book that this isn’t the case. If Lennie would have been capable of realizing this, he probably could have become independent and prolonged his life. In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses protective, careful, and harsh to depict that the character of George is important to the story line.
Lennie thought he had lost his work card but George had it the whole time as he didn' trust Lennie with it and thought he'd lose it. If either Lennie or George lost their work cards it meant they would be unable to do any work. Whilst they were out walking Lennie found a dead mouse, he wanted to keep it so he hid it from George. When George realised Lennie was hiding something he demanded Lennie
George, a family friend had promised their Aunty Clara to take care of Lennie which had proved to be an enormous job due to the fact that they had been exiled from Weed and would have been exiled again for Lennie’s improper behaviour. From the moment the pair had arrived at the ranch, Lennie had been discriminated against because of his large status. As they were getting to know the people around, Curly had come and sized up Lennie preparing to fight. Lennie was afraid and unaware of the peril he was in but George had come to the rescue, preventing the fight for the time being. Curly preyed on Lennie’s fear and attempted to harm him even though he had done nothing wrong.
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
I think is a bad action to kill him, because he has a cerebral issue which makes him not to think his actions. But George was tired of him, and all the things he have gone through with Lennie. To getting in trouble thanks to him, and then have to out from a town to another and start all over again. I really liked this novel because i learn to appreciate friendship. And I learn to that friendship always have a limit.