The Journey of Two Brothers Trying to Make a Living
For those who have a big brother know what they are like, strong leaders, helping, and yet very condescending. In the story Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck two men that have been together since they were children George, and Lennie are like brothers. George is like the big brother that Lennie looks up to. George is a very strong leader he leads Lennie to things like a new job opportunity. George was so mean to Lennie at first. Stienbeck proves this by stating, “I’ve beat the hell outta him, and he coulda busted every bone in my body…” (Steinbeck 40). This proves that George is like a big brother he is a strong leader, helpful, and condescending
Lennie is always finding ways to make George’s life even more challenging than it already is. For example, Lennie has a mind of a 4-year-old boy and likes to touch soft things. Lennie seen a lady that was wearing a silk dress, and since Lennie likes soft things he then decides to grab the dress. As you can see Lennie is the little brother always causing mischief. George is responsible for everything that Lennie gets into; he is always getting Lennie out of the predicaments he gets into.
George takes care of Lennie like the big brother he is trying to be. Stienbeck shows this by writing “He cupped his hands around his mouth and yelled out “Get’im Lennie!” Lennie took his hands away from his face and looked about for George, and Curley slashed at his eyes…” (Steinbeck, 63). This proves that George is trying to look out for Lennie, as a big brother would.
Steinbeck was trying to prove a point on euthanasia or mercy killing. George shoots Lennie in the back of the head to stop someone else who wants to make him suffer. This was the right thing to do instead of Lennie and George leaving to go from town to town. Steinbeck is trying to imply that running away from your fear is not better than facing it. He writes “George was quiet for a moment. “But not us,” he said. “...