This essay is describing two characters in the book "OF mice and men" by John Steinbeck

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Of Mice and Men Essay

"Of mice and men" shows many different sides of how people were. George who in the book is Lennies' best friend and kind of like the brain in their relationship, never showed any side of himself that the reader wouldn't like. He shows courage, strength and love for others in this book. George was one of the key characters that made him so much like John Steinbecks quote. John Steinbeck is making his quote a person through George.

George shows courage when he has to kill Lennie. Although it was obvious that George didn't want to kill Lennie it was still something that he had to do for everyone's safety. In the book when George killed Lennie, you can tell right away that he is very upset. In this quote you see how much courage he must've had in order to kill his best friend.

"George shivered and looked at the gun, and then he threw it from him, back up on the bank near the pile of old ashes." (p.106) George is very courageous in doing this; from this one quote you could see how much he didn't want to do this.

Along with courage George shows a lot of strength. Not physically but mentally George is full of strength. In this quote it shows how hard it is sometimes to put up with Lennie even for George. "Lennie!" "He said sharply." "Lennie for god sakes don't drink so much." Even though this quote shows only a little thing that Lennies getting yelled at for it shows how Lennie can make people so short-tempered. George even though he can get very angry with Lennie at time he has the strength to stay with him.

Lennie and George had a very special friendship. They...