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Steinbeck’s Quest For Friendship, Dreams, And Personality In Of Mice And Men

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Curly and Lennie, two men that traveled together everywhere they went. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck describes friendship, dreams, and personality to describe Lennie and Curly adventures.
Steinbeck believed that friendship was important. Lennie knows that George will always have his back, although Lennie cannot really protect George he feels like he can (Steinbeck 14). Even though George says, he does not want Lennie with him, he does not want to leave him by himself (Steinbeck 13). When Lennie and George first get to the ranch, the boss starts to ask them questions. George answers all of them even if they were asking Lennie. He knows that if Lennie talks, he might say what happened in ...view middle of the document...

So Lennie does not get in trouble, George tells him to stay away from Curly’s wife. She will only cause trouble and for Lennie to do something dumb (32). George is always looking after Lennie and Lennie after George (34). They both appreciate each other because they travel together and George knows that traveling with someone is better than alone (35). In the Of Mice and Men friendship barley exists, the only people that are considered as friends are Lennie and George. George is always bragging on Lennie, even if he is not smart but he can work very hard (39). Slim, a guy that also works that the ranch, tells George that he does not know how a smart guy like him and dumb guy like Lennie can get along and have been traveling together (39). Even though George sometimes cannot stand Lennie because he is dumb. He defends him from anyone that tries to insult him and treat him like he was crazy (39). Lennie and George were born from the same town (40). After Lennie aunt die, George started to take care of him (40). No one got along as well as Lennie with George. Candy another man that lived there, at the farm, is trying to be friends with Lennie and George, since they killed his old dog now (61). Lennie and
Curly get into a fight at the barn, Lennie breaks his hand and feels horrible about what he did. George tells him not to worry because he was the...

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