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

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Why do people need friends in their lives? Friends help you through tough times and help you in your life, but even the strongest of friendship can be broken. SteinBeck purpose of the story is to tell that dreams cannot always come true and friendships can be broken even though those people are loyal to each other. Even though Lennie was loyal to George, and listened to him all the time, George shot Lennie in the head because to George, Lennie was holding him back from reaching his full potential. The story tells of Lennie and George's dreams of having a farm in the future. . When Lennie killed Curley's wife by mistake, not only did he ruin their chances of getting a farm and also disobey George’s orders, he also ran away to the river to hide and to avoid taking responsibility for his crime. Even though they were told many times by the people who worked there for years and were told stories of men who were dreaming of the same dreams as Lennie and George they never got their…show more content…
For example, in the beginning of the book, Lennie said “ Go on George! Tell about what we're gonna have in the the garden and about the rabbits” (SteinBeck 14). SteinBeck also follows up with details not only about the farm and what they will have on it but gives the reader details on what their intentions. SteinBeck brings back the idea of the farm in a discussion with Lennie, George, Candy and Crook, but Lennie not only gets a negative comment from Crook but also Crook explains why they will not get the farm. He explains it so well that it may give the reader a second thought rather than the foreshadowing of George’s and Lennies farm will either be true or false. The book really gets you thinking if the foreshadowing will give you a clue rather if their friendship will change during the book or will it be the

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