Friendship and Loyalty Essay

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How does Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, address the themes of fried ship and loyalty? Use specific examples from the text to support your thoughts.

In the novel Of Mice and Men, the author, John Steinbeck, show us the importance of values like loyalty and friendship. As the story develops around the tow men characters, George and Lennie, they show us how friendship and loyalty comes before money and dreams.

The author uses different scenarios to show us the friendship that George and Lennie have. For example, the way in which they forget about their problems. After they run out of the city being followed by the authorities because of the incident Lennie has with a woman at the store for touching her soft red dress, George and Lennie sit in the middle of the forest and they star dreaming about their future farm. Both of them help each other forget their conflictive past by dreaming of having a their own farm. The connection that George and Lennie have helps them forget their troubles and makes their friendship stronger. Friendship is a key factor on this novel, especially between George and Lennie, since it is what holds them together.

John Steinbeck uses the loyalty between this to characters to show us its importance on life. The author takes advantage of the lack of intelligence of Lennie to show us how loyal George is to Lennie. For example, after Lennie gets accused for molesting the woman by touching her soft red dress, George could abandon him. But instead, he runs with Lennie and helps him outrun the police that follow them. This shows us how loyalty is a key factor on friendships, as it is for George and Lennie.

George and Lennie help each other throughout the novel, George with his intelligence and Lennie with his strength, showing each other their loyalty and strong friendship. These two virtues help them overpass the difficult situations they encountered together.
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