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What is a quote of friendship in Of Mice and Men? 

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soccerqueen1016 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 22, 2013 at 5:18 AM via web

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What is a quote of friendship in Of Mice and Men

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 22, 2013 at 5:58 AM (Answer #1)

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The conversations about rabbits are good quotes of friendship from Of Mice and Men.

George and Lennie are close friends.  They travel around together, and George looks out for Lennie even though Lennie is mentally challenged.  To keep Lennie happy, George makes up a story about how they are going to work until they have enough money to have a rabbit farm.

"O.K. Someday- we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and-"

"An' live off the fatta the lan'," Lennie shouted. "An' have rabbits. (ch 1)

This quote shows that George is a good friend because he does not just protect Lennie, he distracts him with a myth.  The myth keeps them going, and gives Lennie something to think about when they are traveling.

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