What'd you do to George. You've better not hurt him.
Lennie and George are drinking from the River when Lennie imitates George exactly when drinking from the water. George and Lennie are Characterized as best friends and Lennie copies George because good friends do alike. The theme is that best friends do everything together.
I see it George! I see it!
Carlson shoots Candy's dog because Candy can't do it. Candy and his dog are foils for George and Lennie and the death of Candy's dog foreshadows the death of Lennie. John Steinbeck portrays that being a good friend means making sacrifices for each other.
Lennie yells at Crooks because Lennie thinks someone hurt George . Lennie is protective over George therefore it shows that Lennie needs George. Steinbeck shows that friends protect each other and keep each other safe.
George kills Lennie with the gun which was Carlson's. George has to kill Lennie because Lennie wouldn't be able to make it in the world by himself. The resolution to the story is George must kill Lennie. The theme that is shown by John Steinbeck is that friends must make sacrifices and have to do what is right.