Of Mice and Men
Companionship and loneliness are two things that
everyone feels at one time or another. Of Mice and Men by,
John Steinbeck was the book with this theme. Lennie needed
George as a companion to keep him out of trouble. George
without Lennie would be a lot better off. Curley's wife with
a companion would be better off in her struggle in life.
Companionship is needed when in trouble and could be
useful in everyday life.
Lennie is a character who needs a companion in order
to survive. When Lennie has George, he is able to work
without anyone taking advantage of him. George guides Lennie
and often finds hard to keep him on track. If Lennie was
without a companion he would probably be put in jail due to
his actions. Lennie needs George so he can share a dream
with him. Steinbeck said, "In a panic, Lennie looked at George
for help. "He can do anything you tell him," said George. (Pg.22)
George's life was probably worsened because he had
Lennie as a companion. With Lennie around George had a
hard time getting girls and keeping a job. Lennie would get
into trouble and force them out of town. George without
Lennie would be better off. George is able to hold his own
without someone to share his thoughts with or to guide him.
Steinbeck said "But he gets in trouble alla time because he's
so God damn dumb. (Pg. 41)
Curley's wife is a character in the novel that is really
affected by being lonely. She is the only girl and nobody
wants to talk to her because Curley would beat them up. She
is really suffering from this. Curley's wife has a musical
talent because nobody wants to hear her talk or none the less
sing. She would be a lot better off with a companion.
Steinbeck says, "Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk
to anybody. I get awful lonely. (Pg. 86)
Myself as do most other people need a companion in life. I often need an older and wiser person to guide me through difficult situations. Although in some cases I might be able to get the certain cases by myself without help. A companion is always useful but being there all of the time could be irritating that is why you have a companion for when you need them but you should also be fine by yourself. Lennie and Curley's wife would benefit from having a companion but George would be better off by himself.