But not us! An why? Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that s why. (Page 14) This quote came from Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. Lennie and George can trust and depend on each other because they are true friends. George is the smart, sophisticated and reliable one of the two. Lennie is the half-witted, clumsy, oaf of the two. Their friendship is really unique. Only God knows why George would be friends with Lennie. Of Mice and Men, is a story about two friends who find work and meet an array of different characters. They try to achieve their dream of owning a farm.
But not us! An why? Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that s why. This quote means that people need someone to trust and look after them. Lennie has George to look after him and George has Lennie to look after him. Lennie and George are true friends. When people are true friends they start making more goals, and achieving more. Like their goal of buying a farm together, and living off of the fat of the land.
But not us! An why? Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that s why. This quote means that true friendship is when we look after each other no matter what. This is important because a person has someone he can trust and depend on. There will be times in life when a person faces obstacles. Sometimes we can not face these obstacles alone, and need to help us through these tough times. Like how George helped through tough times. Everything was an obstacle to Lennie. Like when Lennie killed Curly s wife. George looked after Lennie no matter what to the end that is why George and Lennie are true friends.