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- Chocolate Rabbits: Foreshadowing in "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck - Forrest Gump’s Mama once preached the saying, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” These words of wisdom maybe true in some cases but In Of Mice and Men by John St...[ view ] ...view middle of the document...
An example that shows George's friend qualities is found in the very beginning where it talks about why they left weed. When Lennie grabbed that girls dress, George tried to make him let go and when they were being chased out of the town, he took charge and helped Lennie get out of the town safe and took him with him to go to another job in another town. He didn't just leave Lennie there to rot but cared about Lennie enough to bring him along and made the decision to deal with Lennie's problems instead of just leave him with his childish mind and probably do another thing wrong that would end him.
Another example to show his friendliness is pretty much the whole time when they got to the farm and through before the incident to bring the end. At first when they went to meet the boss, he was telling the boss about what Lennie could do and handed out compliments about Lennie to other migrant workers as well. He was also telling people about Lennie's disabilities so they can handle Lennie better so he can stay in his right mind and not go crazy and do something he will regret or that will get them run off of the ranch as well.
My last example is in the final chapter when the incident happens with Lennie where he snapped Curley's wife's neck and goes back to the brush where George told him to go if he got into trouble. George did something that, I saw, was a friendly act. It was when he shot Lennie and put an end to the hardships in each of their lives. I believe it was a friendly act on his part because if he wouldn't have, then Curley or someone else would have shot him anyways so he did it as a friend so he wouldn't feel any pain and was not aware of what was about to happen. George also told him to picture the ranch that they were going to have so that helped Lennie to die with a very happy memory.
All of these reasons, I think, are good enough to make you think otherwise about George being a bad friend and think on both sides of the story. Many friends across the globe are doing great things in people's lives. Many lives are saved just because they have a good friend. If it weren't for friends, we wouldn't be as pleasant a people as we are now. Even mentors, teachers, siblings, and special mentors can be considered good friends to some people and they also have the power to change a person's life. Just think if everyone in this world was a friend to at least one person in this world then there would be a lot more peace. If we start to change...