Friendship in Of Mice and Men

“Of Mice And Men” by John Steinbeck, describes a friendship like no other. During the Great Depression times were hard, almost like nobody had anyone to rely on. Lennie Smalls was not the brightest person at the time but, he had George. George Milton was a hard working guy that was always there to stand up for Lennie. If Lennie was in trouble? George was there to help him out of it.

The guys move to a Ranch, there they met, Curley, Curley’s wife, Slim, Crooks, Carlson, and Candy. When Lennie runs into trouble once again, George tries to help him through the mess he is in but, George and Lennie’s friendship was one of a kind, complicated, and stressful, but no matter what, George will always want the best for Lennie. In the beginning of the novel when they are sitting by the campfire George and Lennie are talking. George says “Cause i want you to stay with me. Trouble with mice is you always kill em” “Tell you what ill do, Lennie first chance i get ill get you a pup” (13) George is saying this it is showing that he wants to do Lennie a favor to make him happy and to have a pet that he can have without killing it by petting it. Although George and Lennie were talking about getting a pup they were also were talking about how things were rough at the time when nobody had anybody then Lennie broke in “But no us an’ why? because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you and thats why”.(14) Lennie cares very much about George, and this proves that their bond is strong enough to stay with each other no matter what. In the morning George and Lennie left the brush and set off to find the ranch they were supposed be working at.

They walked many miles before they came across the ranch, when the guys got there they were shown around and taken to the bunk house. Once George and Lennie got inside, they set their belongings down and got situated. Slim comes over to talk to George and says “it jus’ seems kinda …