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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a short novel that exhibits many forms of interactions with other people and different types of relationships Lennie George Candy and Slim show the most friendship within the novel and they help each other through hard times The relationship that is most prevalent through out the novel is that between George and Lennie George is always helpful to Lennie in almost all circumstances We first see this in the beginning of the story when the two of them are at the pond and Lennie bends over to drink the dirty water Lennie he said sharply Lennie for God sakes dont drink so much You gonna be sick like you was last night 3 This shows that George really cares for Lennies well-being he does not want him to become ill In the bunkhouse George was telling Slim about the relationship that he and Lennie used to have when George liked to play tricks on him I used to have a hell of a lot of fun with im Used to play jokes on im cause he was too dumb to know Tell you what made me stop that One day a bunch of guys was standin around up on the Sacremento River I was feelin pretty smart I turns to Lennie and says Jump in An he jumps Couldnt swim a stroke He damn near drowned before we could get to him An he was so damn nice to me for pullin him out Clean forgot I told him to jump in Well I aint done nothing like that no more 44 George then came to understand how helpless Lennie really was He learned that he was more in control of Lennies actions than Lennie was of himself George doesnt play tricks on him anymore because he is afraid that he may hurt Lennie badly George is always trying to be sure that Lennie likes
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