Name some similarities between George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men. Details for this question would be nice thankz a lot.
Both men are migrant workers in the Salinas Valley, two lonely men who share a dream of one day owning their own land. Steinbeck first expresses their commonalities as part of the mass of humanity who were displaced during the 1930s:
Both were dressed in denim trousers and in denim coats with brass buttons. Both wore black, shapeless hats and both carried tight blanket rolls slung over their shoulders.
Both men have no family; they are each other's family. George has promised Lennie's now deceased aunt that he will look out for Lennie. George later tells another ranch hand about their relationship:
Guys like us, that work work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place...With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn. We don't have to sit in no bar room blowin' in our jack jus' because we got no place else to go.
Unfortunately, their commonalities cannot compensate for their differences, and George is left with the terrible aloneness of which he has spoken. For, he is unable to protect the mentally disabled Lennie from himself. While George has complained of Lennie--"If I was alone I could live so easy"--when he is tragically "free" of Lennie and the complications that come with him, George's freedom is like that in the song of Kris Kristofferson: "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."