Of Mice And Men George And Lennie Friendship

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Of Mice and Men was written by the author John Steinbeck in 1937. Of Mice and Men is a story of two friends named George and Lonnie who, in the story, live during the late 1930’s era. George is a small and intelligent man who tends to be slightly bitter at times, and Lennie is a very large man without very much intelligence but at the same time, has a huge heart and amount of determination and hope. These two men are what you could call best friends. The story starts out with the two on their way to a new job. They are both migrant workers, who go from place to place for work. In this stories case, they are both in Salinas, California where they plan on working at a ranch. When the two characters arrive at the ranch that they are meant to work at, they are first met by a man named Candy, a one handed “swamper” who soon becomes one of their friends. They are also met by their boss’s mean spirited son, Curley. Curley is a newly married man, with a very flirtatious wife, who is a major problem throughout the story, due to her given attention to men. Lennie and George are then left alone in…show more content…
Even though it was odd to others that these two grown men traveled together, I loved how George and Lennie didn’t think of it that way, just because they had always had each other and that's what friendship is. They protected each other, even when in the end it came down to George having to kill his best friend. George only killed Lennie to protect him from what could have happened. The theme of friendship and dreams is universal in almost every story, because it is essential to life. No matter where you go or what you do, you will always find a friend in something or someone. Whether its your classmate that you find that friendship with or whether its your love for art, there is always friendship in life. I recommend that this book be a required reading, because i think it has many possible lessons to teach, and is written very
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