In John Steinbeck's book Of Mice and Men there are a lot of themes. The styles consist of a friendly relationship, loneliness, discrimination and dreams. All of these themes are important, and play huge role in the outcome at the end. The major theme is that friends stick collectively; unconditionally; this is shown through Lennie and George's actions in Weed, in the bunk house, and in the aftermath of Curly's wife's loss of life.
One exemplory case of true friends sticking alongside one another is exemplified when George stays on with Lennie after Lennie's activities in Weed. George said "An' you ain't gonna do no bad things such as you did in Weed (7). " This advises George really cares about Lennie, and he doesn't want him to do whatever will get him in trouble. George said "we run, they was looking for us, nevertheless they didn't capture us (7). " This example shows George really cares about Lennie because if they were too get found he would also have gotten in trouble for supporting him evade. Slim asked if Lennie possessed hurt the lady at all George said, "Hell no, he just worried her I'd be frightened too if he grabbed me. But he never injure her. He jus' wanted to touch that red dress, like he would like to pet them pups all time (42). " This implies George is safeguarding Lennie, and his actions. This declaration also suggests, even though George yells at Lennie for his actions he is aware Lennie will not do it on purpose, which is not his mistake. Another example is when George said, "The guys at Weed take up a get together out to lynch Lennie. So we sit within an irrigation ditch underwater all the rest of this day. An' that nights we scrammed out there (42). " This example suggests George really cared about Lennie, he cares a lot that he lays in a ditch along with his face out limited to almost a day. All of these good examples show friends sticking along, through hard times.
Another example of true friends sticking together is exemplified when George facilitates Lennie with his action in the bunk house. A good example is when George said "Oh! I ain't expressing he's bright. He ain't. But I say he's a God damn good employee. He can put up a four hundred pound bale (22). " This suggests George desires Lennie to get the job and to stick with him. George recognizes Lennie doesn't apprehend a lot of information and eventually ends up doing the wrong thing. Another example is when the employer said, "Well, I never seen one dude take a great deal trouble for another man. I like to know what your interest is (22). " This implies George really cares about Lennie, and other people recognize the trouble he is taking. When Curly slugged Lennie in his face and Lennie doesn't do anything so, George said "Get him Lennie, Don't let him take action. " When Lennie required Curly's hand from his face and looked about for George. Curly possessed slashed at Lennie's attention and his face was covered with bloodstream. George yelled at Lennie "I said get him (63). " Both these samples suggest George doesn't want Lennie to get beat up and he rather get in trouble and lose his job. All this examples point out the friendship of Lennie and George is unconditional.
The last example of true friends sticking together is showed with George's actions and Lennie's thoughts following the loss of life of Curly's partner. Lennie doesn't understand everything and forgets everything. After getting rid of Curly's wife, Lennie thinks about George, and how he'll feel.
Lennie said "George gonna give me hell" "George gonna wish he was together an' not need me botherin' him (100). " This shows Lennie cares about George and knows George does indeed a great deal for him. Another example is, when Lennie said to himself "I could go quickly there an' find a cave" he says and persisted sadly "-an do not have no ketchup but I won't care. If George don't want me I'll disappear completely. I'll go away (100). " George eliminates Lennie so he could perish peacefully and not be tortured before he was killed. When they asked George where he think Lennie may have gone George said "He'd of went south" "We result from the north so he would have went south (97). " George lied to protect Lennie even though he does know where Lennie went and he also understood if they found out George had lied he'd have been in a whole lot of trouble. Curly experienced said "I'am gonna capture the guts outa the top bastard myself, even easily only got one palm I'm gonna 'im (98). " If George hadn't shot Lennie, Curly could have tortured him before he killed him. But George wiped out Lennie while he was enjoying the storyplot George was sharing with him. Therefore, there was unconditional companionship exhibited following the loss of life of Curly's partner.
The theme of true friends sticking along sticking alongside one another unconditionally is illustrated through the actions of George and Lennie in Weed, the bunk house and following the loss of life of Curly's better half. True friends sticks along with you no matter what, this is just what George did, and it is an important theme of the novel. Theme is the ideas a book focuses on, Of Mice and Men has a lot of themes which make it the story it is. Generally, theme is an important part of any novel to make the story improvement.