Analysis Of ' Of Mice And Men '

1099 Words Nov 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Manasi Rungta
Mr. Webb
English I, 1
5 November 2015

“You Got Me and I Got You”
Deep down inside, each person has a strong desire for a companion. Someone you can trust, who you can learn from and teach, but most importantly, one who can always be there for you no matter what happens. The relationship between the intelligent and feeble George Milton and the imbecile, but vigorous Lennie Small is displayed as the main objective in Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men. The description among these two characters is a form of juxtaposition because the two characters vary in several ways. The author’s intention of using this technique points out the differences between characters and how their personalities counteract each other significantly. As the book progresses, the reader is able to dive deeper into George and Lennie’s relationship. The curiosity of George and Lennie’s friendship can be portrayed as beguiling as the novel contains many sections of foreshadowing. This assists in bringing interest to the reader to find out about why these two characters stick together throughout the whole entire novel. Steinbeck displays the relationship between George and Lennie as a ‘leader’ and ‘follower.’ As George and Lennie were walking through the woods, the author claims, “One stayed behind the other… As Lennie follows George each footstep at a time being very wary… The follower was walking one step behind the other…” (Steinbeck 2-3). Steinbeck portrays situational irony when…

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