Of Mice and Men: Friendship and Loyalty 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 ‘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 interesting.
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 George in trouble, George never stopped 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 men the world to each other. I felt that if these total different people could get along and look out for each other, why can’t we get along with people who are different than us. They made me realize that I could learn something from how to treat people who 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 Georges 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. You come to the realization that everything you thought you was about, can all change with a blink of the eye.