Of Mice and Men Importance of Friendship George and Lennie By vcxzasd

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The Importance of Friendship in Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men is a book about two men and their struggle to achieve their dream of owning a farm through their companionship. The two men are completely different, one being a retarded fellow(Lennie), and the other, a typical ranch hand(George) who travels with him. On the path to achieving their dream, they run into obstacles, but stick together, stressing the importance of true friendship. Steinbeck wrote this book to tell us how important it is to have a friend to share your life with. The book starts off set in Soledad, which, when translated into English means "lonely". But when Lennie and George are together, they are anything…show more content…
"With us it ain 't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us......O.K. Someday--we 're gonna get the jack together and we 're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an ' a cow and some pigs and ' An ' live off the fatta the lan, An ' have rabbits. Go on, George! Tell about what we 're gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it. Tell about that, George."(p.14) In the third chapter of this book, Candy is center of attention due to his dog, which Carlson wants killed. Candy is an old man who has no one to talk to or keep him company besides the dog. To him, the dog was more than an animal that smelled, it was a companion to share life with. When Carlson tells Candy he wants to kill his dog, Candy is hesitant to answer. Candy stalls, and finally gives in to Carlson 's request. He had this dog for his whole life, and now that it was gone, Candy would be abandoned without a friend. Out of this loneliness, he jumps on to Lennie and George 's dream, giving practically everything he has to them, stressing the importance of friendship and sharing your life with a friend. "Tell you what '

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