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Why Do George and Lennie Travel Together? Of mice and men
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Why Do George and Lennie Travel Together?
The personal tragedies of the characters of "Of Mice and Men" should been seen against the social and economic background of the 1930's as Steinbeck himself experienced. George and Lennie were better off financially then many as they were single men. They could afford to save money towards their "dream" and they could make their wages stretch further. So together their "dream" seems much more achievable. In translation from the Spanish, Soledad means a place of grieving and mourning suggesting solitude and loneliness. However, these are the two characters in the book that actually have someone; someone they can trust and rely on. A simple answer to why George and Lennie travel together could be answered in a sentence however when considered in depth there are many reasons. It is obvious that both George and Lennie depend on each other especially Lennie on George. It was still very unusual for travelling men to form lasting friendships, as they had to keep moving on to new ranches. Men on their own were likely to get attacked and often got extremely lonely.
When considering the personalities of George
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