What are the characteristics of a true friendship?
...I want you to stay with me. Trouble with mice is you always kill them…. Tell you what, first chance i get, i’ll buy you a pup.”
“But not us! An’ why? Because……. Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that why.”
What is an individualś duty to others?
What is empathy? Is it an important characteristic?
“ I ought to of shot that dog myself George. I shouldn't ought of let no stranger shoot my dog.”
George shows a true friendship when he tells Lennie he will buy him a puppy. The message in this is that George shows Lennie freindhsip by caring about his feelings.
Lennie shows how him and George have to look after each other, and how each of them has duties for the other person. This is relevant because they show loyalty and their duties for each other.
In this scence Candy is showing empathy for his dog because he thinks he should have been the one to shoot his own dog. This means that Candy showed how he could relate to the dog and its struggles, and how he should have shot his own dog.