Of Mice and Men: Reflects the Bond of Friendship Between George and Lennie

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“Of Mice and Men” is an excellent short novel by John Steinbeck which
reflects the extraordinary bond of friendship that exists between George
and Lennie, two migrant workers and physically contrasting personalities.
This short novel gives a vivid account of the dangers that are in store for
an innocent man like Lennie. Lennie has mild mental derangement which makes
him vulnerable in the society and he depends on the constant guidance and
protection of George. As a truly committed friend, George takes care of
Lennie even though he feels life would have been much easier without this
burden. He lies to his boss that Lennie is his cousin and tries to shield
him as much as possible from the dangers of the world. Together they share
the dream of owning a farm in the near future and being relived from the
trouble of having to work for someone.
Throughout the novel Steinbeck portrays Lennie as an innocent
character who is fond of soft things and one who does not anticipate
danger. As a hint of his mental disability, we find at the very beginning
of the novel an instance where Lennie is caressing a dead mouse. Lennie is
clearly vulnerable to many dangerous circumstances as he lacks the
discriminating capacity of a normal human being. His nave and unsuspecting
nature leads him to a lot of troubles. Time and again George has to
intervene to protect Lennie from many precarious circumstances which he
manages to land himself into because of his naive nature. Curley, the farm
owner’s son, is a jealous character who suspects his flirtatious wife. When
Lennie gets to mix freely with Mrs. Curley, George rightly warns him of the
danger. George assumes a caring, advising, protecting and dominating role
in the friendship which is evident when he warns Lennie of drinking too
much and spoiling his health. He also arranges for them to meet in the
Salinas River whenever they land up in any troubl…