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Of Mice And Men – Friendship Quotes
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Of Mice And Men - Friendship Quotes
11 September 2022
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"I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you."
Lennie says this to George. It reflects a companionship that was rare in 1930s America. George and Lennie are unique in the sense that they have someone to look after them.
"Sure, we kinda look after each other"
This quote is said by George in response to Slim asking if they travel around together. It shows the nature of their companionship
I ain't got no people...I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain't no good. They don't have no fun.
George says this to Slim, showing that their companionship is unique and George and Lennie both need each other
"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world... but not us"
This shows that George and Lennie's relationship is out of the ordinary for migrant workers and they use it as an escape from the loneliness that consumed American society at this time.
"With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us...If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us."
This further shows that George and Lennie's relationship is unique and this gives them an advantage compared to the other ranch hands
"Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is."
This is the boss' reaction to George sticking up for Lennie. It shows how rare friendship is at this time.
"Me an' him goes ever' place together."
Shows that Lennie is dependent on George and they stick together
"I get lonely. You can talk to other people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley, else he gets mad"
Curley's wife says this to Lennie showing that she longs for friendship and someone to confide in
"No. I want you to stay with me here"
George says this to Lennie right at the end, showing the reader that George needs Lennie as musch as Lennie needs George, for companionship
George can tell you screwy things, and it don't matter It's just the talking. It's just bein' with another guy. That's all
Crooks also acknowledges the importance of friendship and longs for someone to talk to
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