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George and Lennie are two friends trying to make there dreams come true. George feels like he is responsible for Lennie after Lennie\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Aunt Clara dies. This shows that George cares about him and is a loyal friend. Unfortunately, he doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t always go about it the right way. In Steinbech\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Of Mice and Men there are several occurrences of the misuse of taking responsibility.

Lennie is mentally handicapped. Once, George told him to jump off a bridge and he did it, almost drowning. Afterwards, Lennie didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t even remember what happened. It wasn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t because he was unconscience. It was because of his inabillity to remember and understand. This is when George realizes that Lennie really is his responsibility.

When Lennie does something wrong, George takes the fall for it. He usually baby\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s him, saying everything will be alright. He thinks he has to get Lennie a job for him and keep his pay so he won\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t lose it. Lennie never gets to talk on his own. George insists on speaking for Lennie so he won\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t mess things up.

Instead of always babying him, George should let Lennie learn the difference between right and wrong. He should teach Lennie how to do things on his own and be patient about it. Just because he isn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t that smart doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t mean he isn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t smart enough to know what is right or wrong. George doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t seem to think this.

At the end of the novel, George makes the decision to shoot Lennie himself before any



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