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Friendship By Calum, Casey and Gallahad, aka Bertram aka Bertie
Friendship in the novel Friendship underpins the novel as a whole, it is one of the main themes. Here are some examples: • George and Lennie • Candy and his dog • Whit and the magazine • Lennie and his pup • Curley and his wife
Quotes of friendship • “a guy needs somebody to be near him” Crooks • “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody” Crooks • “I wish George was here.” Lennie • “Should have shot him myself.” Candy
George and Lennie • This is definitely the most defining friendship in the novel. • The fact that everyone is surprised that they travel together shows how unusual it is for two men to be companions at the time. • The fact that they are together means that they are stronger, that they have something to keep them going, as well as something to hope for.
Friendship • The novel is about putting friendship to the test, and even extinguishing it. • For example, when candy lets the shoot his dog • Also, when George is forced to kill Lennieas an act of compassion.