What are some quotes and explanations which show friendship in Of Mice and Men?

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Friendship, and its scarcity among ranch workers, is a central theme in the novel. George and Lennie are unusual in traveling together and seeking work together in a period when jobs are scarce. Without any explicit reference to a possible sexual relationship, Slim remarks on their pairing, "Funny how you an' him string along together."

George takes issue with the comment and explains that the two of them knew each other back home long ago. Their friendship naturally evolved; they "Got kinda used to each other after a little while.”

For African Americans, it was more challenging not only to make friends but also to even find a welcoming atmosphere , due to racist discrimination and segregation. Crooks explains the...

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