How is George a true friend to Lennie in Of Mice and Men?

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George is a true friend of Lennie in many ways throughout the novella Of Mice and Men . George takes care of Lennie and allows him to tag along as he travels the country looking for work. Lennie, who is mentally handicapped, relies on George to find them work, provide food, and protect him throughout the story. Despite the fact that Lennie continually gets into trouble and makes life significantly more difficult, George enjoys his company and companionship. Even though George gets upset with Lennie, he treats him with compassion and eases his mind by telling him stories about their future homestead. When the two men arrive at the ranch, George gives Lennie important advice and warns him to stay away from Curley and his wife. George understands that Curley will antagonize Lennie and goes out of his way to make sure Lennie avoids him. George's most selfless act takes place towards the end of the novella after Lennie accidentally breaks Curley's wife's neck. Knowing that a lynch mob will...

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