Of Mice and Men: Friendship and Loyalty Essay
The book that I have read that has really stayed with me is Of Mice and Men by
John Steinbeck. I really enjoyed reading it which is unusual because I usualy
don’t enjoy reading to much. There was something about George and Lennie’s
friendship that really made me think. Seeing how they were and how they shared
life was really intresting. George didn’t have to bother with Lennie, he could
have abandoned him and gone on his own way.
But he did not do that, he stayed
with Lennie watching over him almost like a parent to a child. Even though
Lennie always got Georege in trouble, George never stoped loving him and always
stood by him. The friendship they shared went beyond what was transparent they
each shared a dream and both knew they ment the world to each other.
I felt that if these totaly different people could get along and look out for
each other, why can’t we get along with people who are differnt than us. They
made me realize that I could learn something from how to treat people who are
differnt than me. What I also liked about it was the way they never stopped
trying to reach their dream.
This made me think that if they could work hard for
there dream why can’t I. It showed me that it does not matter were you come from
or what you do, it is okay to dream and work as hard as you can to reach it .
For all it shows for friendship and loyalty it also shows how sometimes you have
to do things you never thought you would do. For example in the end when George
is forced to shoot Lennie in the head you would never have thought he would do
that, but you can see that under the circumstances he had no other choice. He
only had two choices let the other people get to him first and watch them
torture Lennie while he died a long horrible death or do it himself and get it
over quick were Lennie did not know what hit him. This is also true in life,
many times we are faced with tuff choices and even though they may be the
hardest you will have to go through, you know that that is the only way.
come to the realization that everything you thought you was about, can all
change with a blink of the eye.