Of Mice and Men George Need for Companionship

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George’s Demand for Friendship Companionship and loneliness are things that everyone experience at least one time or another in their lifetime.In the novella Of Mice and Men, the author John Steinbeck demonstrates the necessity for companionship through the struggles of the characters. George’s life could’ve been improved without Lennie, but his longing for friendship, took on the burden of taking care of Lennie .For example, “I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want…An’ that ain’t the worst. You get in trouble .You do bad things and get in trouble“(Steinbeck 11). George felt responsible for taking care of Lennie because, of his childlike state of mind. 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. So he gave Lennie the dream through his dreams. Lennie finally says, “’Le’s do it now .Le’s get that place now. Sure, right now. I gotta. We gotta.’ And George raised the gun and steadied it…The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger” (Steinbeck 106). When George kills Lennie he is once again left alone. It may not seem like a sacrifice, but now George will lose the only pal he ever had. George is such a good friend that he makes the ultimate sacrifice to prevent Lennie’s pain. We all want many relationships in life time. George has a best friend, Lennie, and that's great, but being handicapped, Lennie doesn't offer much back. George doesn’t get anything back gets nothing from

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