The Importance Of Friendship In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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An unknown author once said, “A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you to become who you should be.” In the story, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The main part of the story is friendship, by George and Lennie’s relationship and some of their new friends. Their relationship shows us the true meaning of friendship, It shows how they take care of one another, support one another in striving for their shared dream of getting a nice farm, and how they make sacrifices for one another as well as how they are responsible for each other. As we look in this classic story, Steinbeck shows how George and Lennie take care of each other. Lennie always reminds George of how they have each other, “But not us an’ why? Because.. because I got you to look out for me and you got me to look out for you” (Steinbeck 14). That is a very important part of friendship to know you have each other like George and Lennie did. They also take care of one another in bad situations, “If you happen to get in trouble, hide in the bush” (Steinbeck 15). In this part, George finds them a good hiding place if they do get in trouble like they did when Lennie was pulling on a…show more content…
Friendship is also about responsibility and taking care of each other. As one example, George lied to the boss to get them a job, “He’s my cousin.. I told his old lady I would take care of him” (Steinbeck 22). Lying is not a very good choice but it also has loopholes to help you through things. You also don’t want to see your closest friends get in trouble or get injured, “What you supposin for? Ain’t nobody gonna suppose no hurt for George” (Steinbeck 72). That statement shows that Lennie doesn’t want George to get hurt and or be hurt. Forward on, Lennie would give anything to George, “I was only foolin George, I’d give all the ketchup to you for your beans” (Steinbeck

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