What are some similarities between George and Lennie?  I need a quote from the book Of Mice and Men as support.

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Both George and Lennie are outsiders. They have no home. They are not part of a larger community. All they have is one another.

Both work hard. Both dream of moving up from their current social class—not to become big business men, but to simply own their own home and a few acres so they never have to answer to anyone else.

Both are also compassionate. Though Lennie's mental challenges and massive strength sometimes hurt others, he means no one any harm and is generally friendly. George seems mean, but he is always motivated by his love for Lennie and seems to view their close friendship as his sole reason for going on with the nomad migrant's life, which makes the ending all the more tragic.

Lennie says to George, "I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you." This sums up the key similarity between these two men: no matter what, their love for one another is more important than anything else.

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In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are peas in a pod, two sides of the same coin, too sides of a man's brain.  They are foils of each other: one big, one small; one naive, the other experienced; one a child, the other a parent.  To use Freud's terms, George is the Superego (the social, moral side), Lennie is the Id (the hidden desire side).  As such, they are inseparable.

Both have a strong work ethic, are good workers (though Lennie is better), and are believers in the American dream.  George defines them in the first person plural: "we" and "us."  They are team; their dreams are shared:

"Guys like us, that 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 about us." Chapter 1, pp. 13-14

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Both George and Lennie were single men who worked on ranches and had need of companionship. Each had a limitation in life, one's limitation just happened to actually be the other. They both appear to have a dream of a better life, although their definition of such might be different. 

I would look in chapter one for a quote that demonstrates they have a friend in each other. There's one that sounds like this, "Cause I got you," and "I got you." These words might be in italics in your book. They would be near the idea of their dream to live off the fatta the land. 

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