Of Mice And Men And The Mighty: A Character Analysis

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A beneficial relationship is like a car with all its parts working; without these certain parts working, it wouldn’t work the way it should or get far. In life, there are many types of relationships such as abusive, romantic, open, etc. Depending on someone's personality/behavior will depend on how the relationship will last. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and The Mighty it showed many ways of how relationships were mutual/beneficial. Steinbeck and the creator The Mighty of used characters that were opposites to show how relationships can work. For example, in The Mighty it showed how Kevin and Max worked together. Kevin wasn’t physically able to do the things Max could do and Max wasn’t was as intelligent as Kevin to know the things…show more content…
He explained how there were benefits and trade offs. Lennie and George had the perfect relationship for this example. Lennie and George were very dependent on each other was because they were all each other had. They've always traveled together to find jobs so they could take care of one another. The reason why it was only them two together was because they had no family and no other friends that would be able to tolerate or handle them. In the text Lennie had wanted George to tell him how their relationship was. He said “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family...”(Steinbeck 13). After George explained, Lennie clearly stated that “But not us! An’ why? Because... because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you and that’s why.”(Steinbeck 14). When Lennie said this it showed how dependent they were on each other and how much they needed the other. During this same conversation, George had explained to Lennie that if anything bad happened he needed to hide in the brush. “Course you did. Well, look. Lennie----if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush.”(Steinbeck 15). George is trying to protect Lennie from getting into caught by others when he does something wrong. George would rather him get away from the madness because he generously cares and doesn't want anyone to hurt him. He did this because most probably didn’t understand Lennie's mental problem and Lennie sometimes didn’t realize when enough was enough; like when he played in Curley’s wife's hair and when he touched the girl’s dress back in Weed. Later on in the book Lennie accidentally kills Curley’s wife by snapping her neck. When George later found out he came up with a plan to get him away and told Curley about it. “Now listen. We gotta tell the guys. They

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