Of Mice and Men Essay

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CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT QUESTION: Explain the ways the relationship between george and lennie is represented in 'Of Mice and Men' WHAT TO INCLUDE: A POINT ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP AND QUOTE FROM BOOK. -EXPLANATION OF LANGUAGE DEVICES AND WHY THEY HAVE BEEN USED INCLUDING THE INFERENCE. TALK ABOUT THE STRUCTURE, Include any patterns from chapter one (foreshadowing, tension, juxtaposition) -Link this to the theme steinbeck is making eg; the american dream , man vs nature ambition and or friendship. Remember to include different characters in explanation and any parallels (similarities) and how they effect George and Lennies relationship. Take this bond away and it will create a difficult and almost impossible journey for the two men in this novel. John Steinbeck portrays Lennie and George as having the greatest friendship in the world and while George claims to not need Lennie, he knows that he needs Lennie as much as Lennie needs him. The mutual relationship between George and Lennie is a genuine friendship between two very different men. Lennie, a mentally handicapped, big man with stand out features and George, the small little tough guy, with the brains and great leadership skills. As the two men are trying to escape from a mishap that Lennie is in fault for, George like always tries to back him up. George and Lennie met one day when George was talking to his friends and told Lennie to jump off of a bridge that they were both on. Since Lennie is mentally challenged he attempted this brainless act and almost drowned. George feeling great sympathy for Lennie thought of it as an obligation to be friends with Lennie to pay him back. As the two got to know each other they became great friends and didn't stop. Knowing that Lennie was handicapped, George would always take care of him like a "cousin". George proves that a good friendship is based on what

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