Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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In the beginning of the book, it starts off by introducing the main characters George and Lennie. The story uses characterization of George and Lennie and how their main goal is to achieve living the American Dream. George and Lennie learn to take care of each other which is an important role that is played on George's part because Lennie is disabled. “'Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us”' (Steinbeck 15). Here Steinbeck informs male friendships, implying that George and Lennie are the most respected and fulfilling people especially in a way to defeat the loneliness which strongly affects the world. The quote suggests human beings are unsurpassed when they have another person to look to for direction and reassurance. George advises that they are highly fortunate to have each other since most men do not fancy this contentment, especially people like George and Lennie who survive on the border of civilization. Along with that, George and Lennie seem to have known each other their entire lives so they learn to become comfortable and intimate with always being around each other and adapting to their lifestyles. As normal George has to look out for his nuisance of a friend to prevent bad situations that lead to consequences that seem to have happened in the past. Their friendship is made to seem

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