Friendship In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the novel “Of Mice and Men”, John Steinbeck uses friendship to portray how the character relate to each other and how their friendship weren’t that strong. Steinbeck exhibits many forms of these two way friendship, the strongest was between George and Lennie. Most of the characters in this novel and craving friendship. Each character in the novel searches for a friend, someone to help them measure the world. Other friendships were also evolving, George and Lennie as well as Candy and his dog, these pairs show us the benefits of having each other and the companionship. They helped each other through their highs and lows. George helps Lennie because Lennie is mentally disabled. George really cares about Lennie whether it is his health, safety or mental stability. It is shown when George and Lennie were travelling to the ranch and they…show more content…
They didn’t have enough money to even afford school and didn’t socialize with others. It’s just waking up, working, eating and going back to bed. Having friends or even being kind to others wasn’t something that people were used to. This is why the relationship between George and Lennie was a very strange one, as the other men were always lonely. This caused so much racism and an unfair treatment towards each other. As well as it caused so many people not to talk each other or even look at each other. Loneliness was a huge part of their daily life as they felt it every day. In conclusion, we can see that most of the characters want to start a relationship as they are wanting to get out of their lonely and isolated life. John Steinbeck shows us how important it is to have a friend to share your life with. The absence of friendship can have a bad effect on characters and can make them have an aggressive nature due to what they are going through. Characters who are angry and bitter tend to have less
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