Essay on Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

1134 Words Apr 27th, 2016 5 Pages
In John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, the intent to be successful becomes too esteemed and leads to commitment, sacrifices and disappointment. The theme of this novel is exemplified by the dynamic duo of George and Lennie on their unique journey. George and Lennie have an unrivaled commitment to each other and their dream of owning a farm. While they are not thrilled with their new job, they sacrifice their comfort and happiness for the money they will earn to buy their own farm. Candy and George are distraught after they find Curley’s wife dead because they know it was Lennie’s fault and there will be dire consequences that will ruin their dream of owning a farm. Even after Lennie crushes the dream of owning a farm for George, he is still committed to Lennie and his well-being. George and Lennie are loyal companions who aspire to own their own farm and work together towards their dream. George spends the majority of his time and energy caring for Lennie preserving his safety and welfare. The pair are determined to own their own farm and work diligently to achieve their goal. At the beginning of the novel Lennie says to George, “Because… because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you” (Steinbeck 14). This shows the cherished companionship Lennie and George have. They depend on each other for support and look out for each other’s well-being. George and Lennie have no other constants in their lives except each other. George makes many sacrifices to…

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