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Relationship between George and Lennie in Of Mice of Men

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  • Essay length: 1307 words
  • Submitted: 16/11/2009
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Melissa Thompson
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The student shows thorough knowledge and understanding of the novel and of the relationship between George and Lennie. In an exam, it is important to be clear and concise. One weakness of this essay is that it is a bit repetitive and that the ideas are a little muddled. Try and plan the response before starting to write. Learn some of the bits of the story so that you can include direct and indirect quotes (particularly in a 'closed book' exam).

Marked by teacher Melissa Thompson 26/03/2013

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Discuss the Relationship between George and Lennie in the book "Mice of Men"

The novel, "Of Mice of Men" portrays the deep relationship of George and Lennie. As the book progresses, the reader plunges deeper into their relationship. The curiosity of George and Lennie friendship is intriguing for the reader and is very thought-provoking for the reader as it very complex and full of twists and turns. Undoubtedly, George has come to like Lennie and feels a sense of duty and responsibility towards him. Lennie needs George, but it is equally true that George needs Lennie as well. George was also a harsh, mean and derogatory to Lennie, however, it is also very evident that George never left Lennie despite his life would have mean much easier without him. Lennie is George's hardship, but George loves him regardless.

Since the death of Lennie's Aunt Clara, George took it upon himself to take responsibility of him and his special needs by finding him jobs, feeding him, and making sure he is safe. Their mutual dependence on one another is what keeps George and Lennie together. Lennie stays with George because he has no other option. His only family,

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The student shows thorough knowledge and understanding of the novel and of the relationship between George and Lennie. In an exam, it is important to be clear and concise. One weakness of this essay is that it is a bit repetitive and that the ideas are a little muddled. Try and plan the response before starting to write. Learn some of the bits of the story so that you can include direct and indirect quotes (particularly in a 'closed book' exam).

Marked by teacher Melissa Thompson 26/03/2013

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