Of Mice And Men Essay Conclusion Friendship
The other ranchers don’t have anyone “that gives a hoot in hell” for them.
Slim says, “Ain’t many guys travel around together. Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.” There is a lot of truth in this, because there was competition for jobs during the Great Depression.
He spends all his time planning how their farm is going to be and the jobs they are all going to do. Unfortunately, his dream is crushed when Lennie does a bad thing.
Lennie and George work through the though times together and remain happy with each other’s company.
Through this, Steinbeck reveals the theme that hope and companionship is necessary to survive.
George calms Lennie by telling him `"But not us,' he said, `Because I got you an'-" (104).
George really wants the best for Lennie and wants to save him from a painful death, so he makes sure Lennie is calm and happy, and then he kills him in a painless fashion.