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.
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
We know this because he began to 'cry with fright' and he knows that he has done ‘a bad-thing’ because he is aware that he has done a bad thing; this enlightens the readers that when Lennie senses danger, he feels threatened and becomes very dangerous. In section six, Lennie dies happily, knowning that George was never mad at him, despite his urge and love for soft things, he is still appreciated by the readers and we also discover how Lennie is a significant character because without him there is no dream. Furthermore, [Crooks astutely notes that Lennie cannot remember what he is saying, but points out that most people in
But the truth to the matter is that George promised Lennie’s Aunt Clara that he would take care of him when she passed away. In my opinion this is why Lennie feels so attached to George, because since his Aunt Clara died George has taken up the role of basically becoming Lennie’s leader and care taker. Lennie is a dreamer who never gives up hope; the same could also be said about George. But the two men’s bond they think is unlike any other in the world. Lennie thrives off of George’s way of speaking about their dream and also the way he talks about him and Lennie’s unique and strong relationship “Guys like us that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world.
They both have similar naïve attitudes and innocent visions of the world. This essay will further explore the similarities between Lennie and the ward patients. Lennie from Of Mice and Men is a dependent person. He depends on George, his friend and traveling companion. George promises to never leave Lennie alone “You ain’t gonna leave me, are ya’ George?
In the beginning this irritates him and he feels a bit beat. However soon after Ralph takes his side and openly defends him in front of Jack. Though Piggy does not have the looks ideal for the role of leader, he certainly has superior intelligence to all the other boys. Piggy is behind most of Ralph’s success. However if he has something to say, he rarely speaks out loud, instead he just mutters to himself or jack.
This huge amount of responsibility slowly eats away at Gilbert. This movie is about the trials and tribulations of this broken family. It is clear to see that Gilbert strives for a normal life, to be able to live his life without having to take care of his own mother and brother. Gilbert is Arnie’s protection, every time Arnie gets into trouble Gilbert is always there to save him. At one point in the movie Gilbert has enough, he snaps and hits his brother and leaves.
The reason why the narrator wouldn’t help Doodle down before he touched his casket was because he wanted to show him who was in control. On the other hand, the narrator also shows his pride in a more positive light when he encourages Doodle to keep trying even though he fails repeatedly, “‘Oh yes you can, Doodle,’ I said. ‘All you got to do is try. Now come on,’ and I hauled him up once more” (Hurst 776). The narrator does appear to be the normal supportive big brother, until he states the real reason why Doodle walked, “Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst 777).
George and Lennie have an unusual relationship for itinerant workers which can be viewed in different ways as throughout the novel George is Lennie's carer, father figure, and brother. He is a man of principle; promising Aunt Clara that he would take care of Lennie. Also, no matter how impatient or angry George gets, he always forgives Lennie for his wrongdoings. In the opening passage introducing them, Lennie acts very childish and immature allowing us to see their ‘father son’ bond, “Lennie!” he said sharply. “Lennie, for God’ sakes don’t drink so much.”Lennie continued to snort into the pool.’ George uses negative suggestion; Children are particularly prone to it as they are constantly told, ‘don’t do this’ and ‘don’t do that’ the more they try not to do something the likely they are going to give in and do it.
The majority of complications that restrict George from achieving his ultimate goal originate from his mentally challenged companion, Lennie Smalls, who repetitively gets them into trouble. Ironically, Lennie is also responsible for the conception, motivation, and death of George’s dream. Without Lennie, the dream cannot be completed. George is a hardworking man who not only takes care of himself, but also his companion Lennie Smalls. Lennie, being mentally slow, gets himself and George into trouble countlessly causing them to run from place to place in an attempt to escape the repercussions of Lennie’s actions.