Companionship In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The Gift of Companionship “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” ― Mark Twain. Twain's words relate to Lennie and George in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, who divide their happiness and joy with each other. In the story Lennie and George are companions very close though they have their ups and downs. Lennie and George find a ranch to work on where they meet many people like Candy, who is an old man who lost his dog, Curley--the boss's son and his wife. At the ranch they get into many different things- good, bad, involving other characters and more. In Of Mice and Men Steinbeck shows that companionship is beneficial in many ways. Steinbeck shows how characterization through many different passages and ways how characterization supports that companionship is a beneficial thing. To begin the author, shows characterization that supports companionship is a beneficial thing is Candy’s relationship with his dog. The narrator describes Candys words: “‘No I’m so couldn’t do that. I had him so long’… ‘I'm so used to him”. Candy then explains: “I had him from a pup” (45). This is showing companionship by showing Candies personal relationship with his dog. This develops his characterization of a dependent man depending on companionship to live. This shows how attached Candy is with his dog. Candy says in this quote that he had his dog since his dog was a puppy,which means a lot to their companionship. By this quote readers can assume that Candy

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