Of Mice And Men: What Are Friends For? Essay

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Of Mice And Men: What Are Friends For?

Set in Soledad, California on a typical Western Ranch, we find George and Lennie. George
and Lennie come right out of John Steinbeck's novel, Of mice and men. Of mice and men is a
novel which shows the trials and tribulations of true friendship. This novel, with all of
its twists and turns is a great piece of American Literature.


There are two main characters, George and Lennie. Lennie is a massive man with incredible
strength but has a child's mind. George is a fairly sized man who is not incredibly
brilliant but has good common sense. What one man lacks, the other makes up for. It is a
perfect example of how opposites attract. They are a perfect match, and that is why they
have a truly great friendship.


Although, no matter how much he tries, George cannot make up for the huge gap in Lennies
mind. Lennie is so childish it is hard to believe, for example when he sees things he
wants to grab and touch them. Throughout the book, the stress of Lennie's retardation
begins to weigh down on George. Because of Lennie, they are nomads. Wherever they go,
Lennie gets them in trouble. At there last location in a town named Weed, Lennie grabbed a
woman's dress to feel it and soon startled the woman with his overwhelming strength. So,
once again George had to rescue Lennie, and with that they had to move again. George knew
he could leave Lennie and have a great life, but what was a friend for. He couldn't just
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