Sacrifices Of Friendship In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Sacrifices of Friendship How far are you willing to go to save a friend? In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, George goes through ups and downs to take care of Lennie. At the end of the novella, George must make a decision to either keep his friend and have him suffer or end Lennie’s life completely to save him. This is one of the hardest decisions a person could make. No one should ever have to go through this but in this case, George was forced to take the life of his dear friend. George kills Lennie because if he doesn’t, Curley will torture him or he will rot in jail for murdering Curley’s wife. Lennie, being someone as innocent as he is, can’t handle that. Some may say that George was only trying to get Lennie off his back and that he shouldn’t have ended Lennie’s life but he had to kill him. He didn’t want to kill him but he needed to in order to save his friend from suffering. If you were in George’s shoes wouldn’t you do the same?…show more content…
They got each other to watch each other’s backs. This pair is almost like a brother relationship. Neither would ever hurt each other or kill each other unless it was for their own good. “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.” (Steinbeck 2) proves that they aren’t like other guys and that they really do care for each other. Although Lennie is very large and intimidating, he wouldn’t hurt a fly unless by accident. In this story Lennie gets a lot of mice to pet. Each time he kills it, it’s always by accident because being unbright as he is, Lennie doesn’t know his own strength. George wouldn’t let Lennie kill something on purpose unless it put them in danger. They got each other’s backs just like

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