The Importance of Friendship
Friends have your back no matter what. They care for you and will always be there for you. Even if you are an independent person, you still want to surround yourself with good people. You want to feel happy by being around people who give off good vibes and are always there to help you.
The quote ‘“But not us! An’ why? Because… because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”’ on page 13, spoken by Lennie and directed to George seems to have a strong mood to it. Lennie is saying that he will look after George if George will look after him. They travel together, so they don’t find themselves in trouble. It will make them both feel a little safer and it will also build their trust for each other. Because they only travel with each other, that means they have to rely on one another. Everything each one of them does affects the other. That’s why even when one gets the other in trouble, they need to stick together and forgive each other in order to continue traveling and working together in harmony.
The quote ‘“We kinda look after each other.” He indicated Lennie with his thumb. “He ain’t bright. Hell of a good worker, though. Hell of a nice fella, but he ain’t bright. I’ve knew him for a long time.”’ on page 32, spoken by George and directed to Slim has plenty of characterization in it. George knows that if he only lists the good things about Lennie, the guys will find out he’s dumb and won’t think much of him. But George states that Lennie works really hard so the fact that he isn’t that smart isn’t such a big deal after all. It’s important that George chose to list mostly the good qualities about Lennie instead of the really bad ones because no one will be interested in working with someone who has bad qualities. If they are told a ton of good qualities, however, when they figure out the bad qualities, they won’t seem as bad as they would have in the beginning because the other workers will...
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