Of Mice And Men Friendship Analysis

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Friendship is someone in which you trust and rely on. It is someone who you are willing to share feelings with and someone who you would not be embarrassed to do so. During Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, readers are introduced to two primary characters, George and Lennie. Lennie is a mentally challenged individual and thinks everything he does is for the best. George is his friend who tries to support Lennie with the decisions he makes but does not always think his ideas were the best decision. Through the relationship between George and Lennie and George and Slim true friendship is truly shown. This is because they are always there for each other and can always rely on each other for support.

Lennie thinks he can handle living on his own but George understands and tries to encourage Lennie to stay with George. An example of this was when Lennie was saying that he wanted to go live in the woods. However, George said, “I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ, somebody’d shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself. No, you stay with me” (Steinbeck 13). This is showing that George wants to protect Lennie and not let him venture out by himself. The quote is also presenting that he does not want Lennie to leave him, because if he does, something bad could happen. When Lennie is with George, he knows he is safe and nothing horrible can happen without him finding out. Another example that shows the relationship between George and Lennie is when they were having a

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