The friendship that George and Lennie share forms the core of the novella, and although Steinbeck idealizes and perhaps exaggerates it, he never questions its sincerity. From Lennie’s perspective, George is the most important person in his life, his guardian and only friend. Every time he does anything that he knows is wrong, his first thought is of George’s disapproval. He doesn’t defend himself from Curley because of George’s stern instruction for him to stay out of trouble, and when he mistakenly kills his puppy and then Curley’s wife, his only thought is how to quell George’s anger. He has a childlike faith that George will always be there for him, a faith that seems justified, given their long history together.
George knows that Lennie gets in trouble, but the fact that they have each other is worth the work. He tries to keep Lennie on track towards their dream. Even though Lennie makes George extremely irritated, he truly cares about him and hopes for a better future together, where they control their future not anyone else. George’s ultimate sacrifice is when he has to kill Lennie to save his friend from agenizing pain. George Truly cared about Lennie and wanted him to know it.
They knew by acting this way, they would never face any consequences and would be treated like they had done nothing wrong. Both Zachary and the son from the “Gospel of Luke” were very greedy people. They both thought that everyone should do things for them but they did not want to give them anything in return. Zachary always partied and could not hold down a job while the son from the “Gospel of Luke” demanded that his father should give him his inheritance. Both boys were loved by their families so much that it did not matter what they did or how they behaved.
This was the complete opposite of the books ending because George didn’t care as much for killing Lennie as he did in the book. The themes were also different. For example, the friendship Lennie and George had. The two characters, George and Lennie, had a very trustful and kind relationship. In the book, George cared for Lennie and was always there for him.
Jack Wilkins October 8th, 2013 3rd Period Jack Wilkins October 8th, 2013 3rd Period John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men tells the tragic tale of George and Lennie, two companions forced to drift from job to job in order to make a living. Arriving at a new farm full of characters embodying loneliness, the pair dreams of escape from the vicious cycle of isolation that accompanies life as a migrant worker before they ultimately succumb to Naturalism’s cruel fate themselves. Lennie and George keep each other going, both of them providing the fuel for the other. The two also give hope to the characters around them; their dreams for “defiance of the cycle” inspires others to attempt escape from the chains of Naturalism themselves. But, even as the relationship of George and Lennie is beautiful and rare, it is also heartbreaking, for the contrast between the pair’s aspirations and the final result of their struggle sharply illustrates the tragedy of Naturalism.
‘Of Mice and Men’ has many different relationships mentioned, and many different types. There is the marriage of Curly and his wife, as well as the relationship between the men on the ranch. The time the novel is set in has an impact on the relationship as well since Friendship is a strong issue in the novel, and a lack of it. Even Slim finds it "funny how you an' 'im string along together" talking about George and Lennie. The boss thinks George must be "takin' his pay" (Lennie's) because he "never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy".
This portrays that he is confident around women and is not scared of curly even though he is the boss’s son. Curly’s wife does not mind as she craves for the attention of the other men as she doesn’t receive it from her own husband. Another good quality slim posses is the understanding of friendship, When George tells Slim that him and Lennie travel together, Slim seems abit shocked , “Maybe everybody in the whole damned world is scared of each other’’ This conveys that there is a problem in society in those days and people find it hard to travel together due to a lack of trust so that’s why ‘’scared of each other’’ is said. Slim possess the knowledge of knowing what is wrong with society and understands it so that’s why he doesn’t find George and Lennie travelling together a bad thing. That could have been one of his roles In the novel to critise society because people are only known to travel together or don’t have anyone to travel with.
Lennie needs George, but it is equally true that George needs Lennie as well. George was also a harsh, mean and derogatory to Lennie, however, it is also very evident that George never left Lennie despite his life would have mean much easier without him. Lennie is George's hardship, but George loves him regardless. Since the death of Lennie's Aunt Clara, George took it upon himself to take responsibility of him and his special needs by finding him jobs, feeding him, and making sure he is safe. Their mutual dependence on one another is what keeps George and Lennie together.
That worked with his family, since they also did the best for each other, but such isn’t the case in the real world. Not everybody was as smart as his siblings, or as willing to do anything for anyone, and that turned Zooey sour. Seymour’s suicide added to Zooey’s social issues. Seymour was always his main mentor. When Seymour died, Zooey
TT [Lennie holds George back, but George cares so much for Lennie that he’s willing to overcome the challenges.] Lennie has issues, he can’t help it, but it’s real hard on George. When George gets really agitated from Lennie he doesn’t mean to yell, but he can’t help it. It hurts Lennie, he once told George that he “should go away and leave [George] alone,” that he “could go off in the hills” and “some place [he’d] find a cave” (12). T1 [George felt bad hearing his best friend say that, as much as that would get rid of George’s challenges, he cares too much for Lennie to lose him] George’s agitation might harm Lennie, but George has to ventilate his anger somehow.