Symbolism In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why.” Other than the fact that Of Mice and Men has many literary elements of literature it teaches us simple lessons in life. It shows many themes and symbols as in the quote above shows us. In the novel Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck creates many different literary elements about the journey of two best friends George and Lennie, and all that they go through. These themes are hopes, dreams and friendships.(spark) Friendship is one of the biggest themes in this novel. George and Lennie work together, do everything together, and go everywhere together. George claims all of the time that his life would be so much easier without Lennie around, but no matter what he knows that Lennie needs George in his life. No one else gets Lennie or knows what he’s been through like he does. An example of where friendship really stands out is whenever Lennie makes…show more content…
These themes show us that having a good friendship in life and big dreams to try to pursue is sometimes all that matters. Even whenever you can’t reach those dreams sometimes just having them can get you through a lot of hard times in your life. It also teaches us that if you keep people in your live and around you then no matter how hard time can get you will always have people that u can fall back on. John Steinbeck did a good job of showing us that when Lennie made so many mistakes and would get upset about them. If Lennie didn’t have George to keep him calm he wouldn’t have gotten anywhere in life, and if George didn’t just have Lennie there to take care of and keep him busy then he could have wound up all alone for the rest of his life. The author made us realize that not everything always goes as planned but just too at least have a plan and the little things in life the bad times aren’t always so
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