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  • Importance Of The Friendship George And Lennie
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    John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men in an effort to illustrate the social limitations imposed upon the working class during the Great Depression era by creating various characters who shared one common dream, the "American Dream", Steinbeck dramatized on one individual level, the life of the protagonist, George, the grueling struggles and sanguine dreams of an entire social class of people Poet Robert Burns once said, "The best laid plans of mice and men gang oft a-glad", Steinbeck parallels th...
  • Irresponsible George And Lennie
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    'Irresponsible' George and Lennie are two friends trying to make there dreams come true. George feels like he is responsible for Lennie after Lennie's Aunt Clara dies. This shows that George cares about him and is a loyal friend. Unfortunately, he doesn't always go about it the right way. In Steinbech's Of Mice and Men there are several occurrences of the misuse of taking responsibility. Lennie is mentally handicapped. Once, George told him to jump off a bridge and he did it, almost drowning. Af...
  • Lennie And George
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    The book is about two men named Lennie and George. Lennie is a slow witted character but he is very large in size. George is the more smarter one of the two but kind of small. At the beginning of the book Lennie and George are running away from a town named Weed because Lennie had gotten them in trouble. Lennie likes to touch soft and pretty things but since he is a little slow he doesn't realize what he is doing wrong. So Lennie and George need to find new jobs. They go to a ranch to look for w...
  • Lennie One Of The Reasons George
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    True Friendship In the book Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the characters George Milton and Lennie Small work their way through many hardships, but one would never think that the relationship they had could end. The book is a reality check of two different characters living their life, when an enormous shook occurs at the end of the book. When George shoots Lennie, one could say it is not out of anger but of a fraternal bond that the two characters share. The shooting could represent George...
  • Lennie And George's Friendship
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    Lennie and George: In what ways are they 'mates'? Is this a true friendship, as you understand friendship? George and Lennie are in every instance 'mates'. I suppose that some opposition comes from the book where George often says that Lennie is a nuisance, and he got stuck with him because of an auntie of Lennie's. In the novel you get an idea that this is an act, and he cares for Lennie because Lennie says, 'Cause you got me, George and I got you' and George agrees. George is a reasonably inte...
  • Next Morning George And Lennie
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    Summary John Steinbeck wrote the book Of Mice & Men in 1937 during the Great Depression. The book is about the lives of two men who travel from job to job working on ranches and farms. These two main characters are George Milton and Lennie Small. George is a short, slight man and Lennie is a large, mildly retarded man. George looks out for Lennie and in return George gets companionship and protection from Lennie. The other characters in the book (all on a ranch near Soledad) are Candy, a swamper...
  • Same Dream As Lenny And George
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    Of Mice and Men The title of the story is Of Mice and Men. The date of it's original publication was in 1937 The authors name was John Steinback. He was born in 1902 and died in 1968. The main character is named Lenny. Lenny is a big man. Lenny is mentally retarded and is cared for by his friend George. George is a small and stubby. George is the only friend that Lenny has and is his savior in every dumb thing Lenny does. George was basically given the job of caring for Lenny. A few miles from t...
  • Lenny Needs George
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    In the novel Of Mice and Men, Jon Steinbeck portrays the life of two common men looking for work on various ranches throughout the United States. The ultimate goal of Lenny and George is to save enough money so they will be able to purchase their own ranch. Traveling the country in search of work proves to the men that companionship is one of the greatest things a man can obtain. Steinbeck uses his novel to introduce several themes that many people will encounter in life such as loneliness, deat...
  • George And Lennie
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    George took care of Lennie throughout the book, and in events previous to those mentioned in the book. Lennie's strength caused him trouble, when Lennie did the "Bad Thing" that ended another human being's life, and at that point, many changes took place. Lennie faced severe punishment of some kind, and the rest of his life would have been anything but enjoyable, regardless of the form of punishment that he received. George could not get Lennie out of this particular predicament by any other mea...
  • George And Lennies Friendship
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    Of Mice and Men During the time of the depression, an author by the name of John Steinbeck wrote a novel called Of Mice and Men. The novel's setting is in Southern California during the same time period. John Steinbeck shows us that friendship is a valuable thing to have in the novel Of Mice and Men. The book expresses how friendship can get you through hard times and help you keep going. Two of the characters in the novel named George and Lennie, have a relationship that describes the perfect f...
  • Lennie's Honesty
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    Naturalism is a literary style that displays action or thought that is derived exclusively from natural desires and instincts (The Reader's Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary, p. 901). John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men contains several instances of this element. Some of these are found when Lennie breaks Curley's hand, when Lennie kills Curley's wife, and when George kills Lennie. When Lennie breaks Curley's hand, Lennie's honesty is contrasted with Curley's hotheadedness and arrogance. "...
  • Care Of Lennie
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    Every day, people are faced with responsibility. Some thrive under the pressure while others crumble. Responsibility is a sign of independence. Teenagers with greater amounts of responsibility feel freedom from their parents. In the same case, too much responsibility can put more stress on that freedom-seeking teen and can have devastating effects. John Steinbeck shows the theme that in life, responsibility is best taken in moderation in his novel Of Mice and Men. In Of Mice and Men, George show...
  • Lennie And George
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    This is an illustrated report about George and Lennie trying to succeed in life by working on several different ranches to gain enough money to buy some land and build a ranch. But every time they get a job working somewhere Lennie screws up somehow and they get ran out of town. The first scene of the book starts out ironic ly enough were Lennie and George are running away from a bunch of men looking for Lennie because he wanted to touch a girls dress, not because he is a pervert but lonnie is a...
  • Lennie Needs George
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    Of Mice and Men Essay: Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, shows the struggles and hardships that two migrant farm workers experienced during the Great Depression. The dream of owning their own farm keeps them going and lightens the load of their work while it also strengthens their friendship. The dream that Lennie and George had, although unlikely to be achieved, causes a friendship to grow and thus gives a meaning to life. Lennie and George have a mutual dependency on each other, but ...
  • George's Loving Feelings Towards Lennie
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    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck At first glance, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a tale of two best friends traveling the countryside looking for work. This would seem like the norm for lower class people trying to survive in the rat race of society. Yet, the story isn't merely George and Lennie's search for jobs. Rather, it is about their all out quest for the American Dream, the dream of owning their own stake of land and ending their subservience to their bosses. In order for this to h...
  • Right Thing By Shooting Lennie
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    OF MICE AND MEN Should George have shot his friend Lennie? George probably did the right thing by shooting Lennie. How can we condemn George for sparing his friend Lennie the pain and fear of being killed by someone else? He did something society sees as wrong, but he did it for a good reason. Lennie didn't deserve to die, but there was no other alternative. Curley wanted to kill Lennie, and since George cared for Lennie, he figured the best thing would be for him to put Lennie out of his misery...
  • George And Lennie
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    Almost everybody in the world runs into someone they greatly admire. It could be a relative, friend, celebrity, or even a character out of a book. Somebody that I truly admire is a character named, George out of a book called "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. George possesses responsibility, determination, and courage which led me to admire him greatly. In this story George is in charge for taking care of Lennie. Lennie is a gigantic man with awesome strength that he doesn't realize nor contr...
  • Friendship Between George And Lennie
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    Annie Stein gold Period 3 April 11, 2003 Friendship in Of Mice and Men Friendship can be defined as a person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, examples of this type of friendship serve as a foundation for the entire book. By contrasting the friendship between Lennie and George against the lack companionship among the other characters in the novel, Steinbeck provides a strong argument for the value of friendship. In fact, wi...
  • George And Lennie
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    Of Mice and Men - comparing the book ending with the film ending The final chapter of Mice and Men begins in the brush near the Salinas River. Steinbeck describes the pool and surroundings creating a calm, lazy atmosphere. .".. the hilltops were rosy in the sun... A pleasant shade had fallen". This is similar to the beginning of the book in the way it describes the setting. Earlier in the book, the water snake that swims through the pool lives. At the beginning of chapter six, the snake that swi...
  • George And Lennie's Relationship As George
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    Would you consider your father to be a good friend? This question illustrates George and Lennie's relationship as George takes care of Lennie like a father would. Yet, George and Lennie's father and son relationship is only on the surface though. On the inside they are really good friends considering they always try to make each other happy. In the book Lennie is obviously not able to take care of himself because of his child-like matter of thinking. He still offers a great friendship to George....

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