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.
Lennie is he’s responsibility. And since Lennie is he’s responsibility, it’s been getting him in trouble. Like running away from town and getting in to trouble in the ranch. Life is rough with Lennie. He always says how it’d be so much easier without Lennie in his life but he obviously knows he would do anything to protect him.
Most men do not grasp this thought until it is too late. But Okonkwo’s promise to himself to be nothing like his father has aided him to become one of the hardest workers in the tribe. His wisdom of the earth can be an analogy for his life. The wiser you are to help the seed you plant, the faster and stronger it will grow. Finally, Okonkwo expresses his wisdom through his everyday life.
Throughout the course of the novel Of Mice and Men, George shows his heroism as he strives to protect his friend Lennie. While George might be short-tempered and impatient, he is a loving and devoted friend whose frequent protests against life with Lennie never weaken his commitment to protecting his friend. George’s first words, a firm warning to Lennie not to drink so much water at the stream because Lennie could get sick, set the tone of their relationship. As the story progresses, George’s sense of responsibility begins to deepen as he realizes that he holds Lennie’s fate, and ultimately his life, in his hands. During his conversation with Slim when George admits that he once abused Lennie for his own amusement, readers see that George is capable of change and growth.
God a’mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy.” The way that George expresses him self here is very important in understanding how Steinbeck wants us to see this character. Although we see how George would like to live a carefree life with nobody to have to look after, we also get to see that he truly loves Lennie and although he may complain about having to look after him he likes the company and we see this later on when he is talking to Slim the skinner at the ranch, “Course Lennie’s a God damn nuisance most of the time,’ ‘but you get used to goin’ around with a guy” this is the time where we see that if George was to lose Lennie he would also become disadvantaged as he would have nobody to confide in and would probably go insane with loneliness and self pity. Lennie gives George a reason to live and something to work for, he also helps to keep George inline as he thinks about Lennie before himself so looks after their “stake” and saves to buy the small plot of land they dream
George and Lennie are two migrant workers in the 1930’s that have nothing but each other, and the hope for the realization of an American dream. George being the good man he is has to put up with Lennie who seems to be nothing but trouble. Lennie is an innocent man but the mild mental disability he carries in his life seems to work against him and George. Throughout the book we learn a great deal about the relationship between Lennie and George, and just why George made the decision he made at the end of the novella.
George realizes that it is wrong to make a weaker living suffer. George admits that Lennie is “dumb as hell.” Using metaphors and similes the reader can better understand how much George loves Lennie. Slim then starts to realize where George is coming from and starts to appreciate their friendship. This characterizes George as caring, loving, and optimistic. George won’t let Lennie “go down alone” because he cares about his friend so much and knows he doesn’t deserve that.
However, Lennie and George travel together already demonstrating the distinctive relationship between the pair. Furthermore, Steinbeck’s use of the imperative for Lennie enhances his actions, showing George’s dominant character in the relationship. Moreover, “Till i come” explains Lennie’s reliance on George suggesting a unique relationship as during the 1930’s men, had a very solitary and lonely life, usually with no families as they were always travelling, looking for work. It was one man for themselves. This is why the relationship is seen as very rare because of the dependency and how they were uncommonly united by their shared dream of a better life on a farm, where they can “live off the fatta the lan” as Lennie puts it.
Joe Keller is a man who loves his family above all else, and has sacrificed everything, including his integrity, in his struggle to make the family successful. In the first scene of the play, Miller presents Joe Keller to the audience as a “good guy”. At first he appears a likeable man who has made his own fortune. He is practical, a reasonable father and a considerate husband. He lacks education but is perceptive, additionally a good business man.
This is the first and only point in the book where Johnny explains how much he cares about how his parents treat him and that he wishes they would love him. Johnny says, “I think I like it better when the old man's hittin' me." Johnny sighed. "At least then I know he knows who I am. I walk in that house, and nobody says anything.