John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Introduction
This is a novella written by John Steinbeck in 1937, about two men that lived during the depression. They were migrant workers, who wanted to buy a farm. ()

Friendship

Ever since Lennie’s Aunt Clara died, George had to look after him because Lennie cannot look after himself (Steinbeck). Lennie accidentally scared a girl and he and George had to leave Weed, and they had to go get new jobs (Attell). George gets angry at Lennie for accidentally getting them in trouble and says he should leave and how easier his life would be without Lennie (Hart). He then tells Lennie that he did not mean what he said and would not leave him (Hart).
Lennie offers to go away to someplace else if that was what George wanted, but George lets Lennie stay with him (Steinbeck). Lennie says he will go live somewhere else and take care of himself, but George does not want that (Steinbeck). When cooking the beans, Lennie says George can have all the beans he wants and that he was only joking about wanting ketchup to go on the beans (Steinbeck). George says how people like him and Lennie are lonely, by Lennie says that he and George are not lonely because they have each other to look after (Attell).
Before George and Lennie get interviewed for their new job, George tells Lennie to stay quiet so he would not accidentally mess up and not get the jobs (Steinbeck 3). Lennie remembers for the first part, but then forgets and George has to explain why he answers for Lennie, saying that he is Lennie’s cousin who takes care of him since his aunt died, and the reason why Lennie is like the way he is is because he got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid (Steinbeck 11). Later after the interview, Lennie asks if what George said was true. George says no and that he only said it so they would not get in trouble and not get jobs (Steinbeck 12).

After George and Lennie met Curley, George tells Lennie to stay away from Curley and his wife, because he thinks that they would cost them their jobs and get them into more trouble (Steinbeck 14). Lennie agrees to stay away from Curley and his wife, saying he does not want any trouble with anyone (Steinbeck 15). George does not want Lennie near Curley because he does not want Lennie to get in trouble again like he did in Weed, which was why he and Lennie came to Soledad (Steinbeck).

When Curley ends up attacking Lennie, George tells Lennie to fight back against Curley (Steinbeck 30). Lennie does, and breaks Curley’s hand (Steinbeck 30). Curley leaves Lennie alone and does not get him or George in trouble (Steinbeck 30). George tells Lennie that everything is okay and Lennie has nothing to be worried about (Steinbeck 31). Lennie says he is worried that he will not be able to tend the rabbits when he and George get their own land (Steinbeck 31). George tells Lennie that he will still be able to tend to the rabbits when they get their own land (Steinbeck 32). George gets Slim to let Lennie have a puppy in the meantime...

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