Companionship Essay

Topics: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, Novella Pages: 3 (394 words) Published: November 3, 2011

Have you ever had a companion? Well, George and Lennie were great companions! The short

novel “Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck is a novel that teaches you about companionship.

The two main characters in this Novel are George and Lennie. This novel teaches you about having a

companion in your life. I think comfort and companionship are profound human needs that, when

unmet, can destroy the human spirit.

George and Lennie are traveling together everywhere looking for jobs to work. This shows that

George has Lennie as a companion. When Lennie's Aunt Clara died, Lennie just came along with

George working with him all over places. George and Lennie have a good relationship because they

have been traveling together for quite a long time. Also, in the novel Slim says “Maybe everybody in

the whole damn world is scared of each other.” This shows that Slim is wondering why more people

don't travel together more often instead of traveling alone. Slim is suggesting that people should travel

together more often instead of traveling alone. This means, traveling together makes people feel more

happy and satisfied with their life's.

When George killed Lennie at the end of the story for the purpose to give him a peaceful death

shows how much of a companion George and Lennie were. Having the guts to shoot your own

companion for a good thing like that is a really good companion in my opinion. George new that

Lennie made a huge mistake this time and it could not be dodged this time so he made his decision to

shoot Lennie. Also during the novel, Curly tells George that he doesn't see many people traveling

together and laughs at them for traveling together as an odd group. Because Lennie is big and George is

small he thought it was odd for them to travel together. This shows he was jealous that he did not have

a companion in his life.

This shows that comfort and companionship...
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