They are two opposite people on a lifetime journey. George is so kind, responsible, patient, and an understanding man. He understood Lennie when he finally defended him self from Crook, or when he got in trouble at Weed. If George were not a good friend, he would not be with Lennie, wasting his time. George loves Lennie and always wants the good of Lennie.
George still cares about Lennie, so he gives him a painless death. This proves that the theme friendship is important in life. Throughout the book, Steinbeck mainly uses George and Lennie's friendship to emphasize a message which he wants to get across to us. By looking at the situations which George, Lennie, and Candy were in, we can conclude that Steinbeck wrote the book to tell us how important it is to have a friend to share your life with.
As he tells Slim, he has simply become so used to having Lennie around that he "can't get rid of him". Despite his vexation, George also demonstrates protectiveness, patience, and pride when it comes to Lennie. He is perhaps motivated to stay with Lennie by a sense of love of friendship. The conclusions of those two novels are also very similar, just like the themes. The dreams of Heathcliff, Catherine, Lennie, and George all perished like a bubble.
Wemmick does this selfless act for his friendship with Pip. The bond of these two men over powers common sense, because they knowingly put themselves into danger. These lasting companionships are very far from any sort of disconsolation. Another reason that this is not a sorrow filled story is an irrefutable love theme. Pip becomes extremely ill at one point, and Joe stops with his own endeavors and travels to Pip just to take care of him.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Life is an array of emotions and experiences. At times it blesses us with experiences that instill feelings of happiness and joy, in which we are able to celebrate life and all it could offer us. Other times life hits us in the face, letting us endure hardships, sadness, depression and loss. Most may argue that Of Mice and Men is either intended to celebrate the joys of life or meant to be a depressing book. Yet what most fail to see is that Of Mice and Men portrays both aspects of human life through the mutual friendship of two uncommonly men, George and Lennie, the dream they both share, and the sudden calamity that befall them.
George’s love for Lennie is simply an unconscious effort to make up for Lennie’s mental weakness, yet at the same time his sentiment and kindness is out of sympathy. In chapter one, it is apparent to the reader that Lennie does have a slight mental impairment, but we do not yet know how acute it actually is. For example, when George asks Lennie what he has in his pocket, Lennie responded, “Ain’t a thing in my pocket,” (Steinbeck 5) as if he were intelligent. George knew something was in Lennie’s pocket, yet Lennie still tried to act as if there was nothing there. This gives the reader just a quick glimpse into the thought process of this complex character that is actually quite unpretentious.
Both Lewis and Wiz Khalifa experience first hand on how friends can’t always last. When George moves away, Lewis received a package that did not have an address and he knew it meant that they never speak to one another again. Lewis does accept this reality but, instead of being nostalgic about the issue, he feels the gratitude of what he has gained through the experience as he says.“ Friends are always worth the moment of joy you share, even if they don’t last”. This quote shows how even though his relations with George had to end, it’s the memories that will always connect the two. Furthermore, when he states how friends create joy, he implies how friendship brings out the dynamism aspect of life.
It builds into the feeling of appreciation knowing that someone actually cares, and a dependable person not only shows that through their words, but more so through their actions. Dependable friends are true friends who are approachable, there to listen, to help, and to confide in. A dependable friend not only builds up a true friendship, but one of trust, something expected from a true