Of Mice And Men
The
book that I have read that has really stayed with me is "Of Mice and

Men" by John Steinbeck. I really enjoyed reading it which is unusual
because I usually don\'t enjoy reading too much. There was something about George
and Lennie\'s friendship that really made me think. Seeing how they were and how
they shared life was really interesting. George didn\'t have to bother with

Lennie, he could have abandoned him and gone on his own way. But he did not do
that, he stayed with Lennie watching over him almost like a parent to a child.

Even though Lennie always got George in trouble, George never stopped loving him
and always stood by him. The friendship they shared went beyond what was not
really there they each shared a dream and both knew they meant the world to each
other. I felt that if these totally different people could get along and look
out for each other, why can\'t we get along with people who are different than
us. They made me realize that I could learn something from them on how to treat
people who are different than me. What I also liked about it was the way they
never stopped trying to reach their dream. This made me think that if they could
work hard for their dream why can\'t I ?! It showed me that it does not matter
where you come from or what you do, it is okay to dream and work as hard as you
can to reach it. For all it shows for friendship and loyalty it also shows how
sometimes you have to do things you never thought you would do. For example in
the end when George is forced to shoot Lennie in the head you would never have
thought he would do that, but you can see that under the circumstances he had no
other choice. He only had two choices: let the other people get to him first and
watch them torture Lennie while he died a long horrible death or do it himself
and get it over quickly where Lennie did not know what hit him. This is also
true in life, many times we are faced with tough choices and even though they
may be the hardest you will have to go through, you know that that is the only
way. You come to the realization that everything you thought you were about, can
all change with a blink of the eye. Each and every morning when I wake up, I
roll out of bed, attempt to do my hair perfectly, and then put on my uniform.

Now,for some people this may be a fairly easy decision, but for others, it\'s a
painstaking, mind-boggling,headache-causing thing that they are forced to go
through every day of their existence. Unlucky for me, I happen to be the latter.

But there are so many decisions that need to be made by each one of us every
day, and some are harder than others. Like the decision whether to kill your
best-friend or to let somebody else do it. It may sound absurd, but that\'s the
decision George is forced to make in the end of "Of Mice and Men" . At
the end of the book when Lennie is being searched for, there are three choices

George had. He could run away with Lennie, not do anything and let the others
kill Lennie, or kill Lennie himself. He chose to kill his best-friend, Lennie,
himself and he made the right decision. If George had told Lennie that they were
going to run away when they met down in the brush, they might\'ve had a small
chance of survival. But this chance was made almost non-existent by the fact
that they were being chased by dogs and a bunch of angry men with shot guns.

They never would\'ve made it. What most likely would\'ve happened would be that
both Lennie and George would\'ve gotten shot because it would\'ve looked like they
were running because they both helped to kill Curley\'s wife. There were no ties
between Curley and anyone on the ranch, especially these two, so nothing
would\'ve stopped him from putting a bullet in both of their heads. George
obviously didn\'t want to die, so he couldn\'t choose to run. He just would\'ve
wound up dead too. George also could\'ve stayed at the ranch with Candy and done
nothing, or just followed the rest of the guys looking for Lennie. He