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Of Mice and Men

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Irony in George & Lennie's Relationship

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What is ironic about the fact that Steinbeck puts so much emphasis on the relationship between George and Lennie?

A

George acts like he cares for Lennie, but he actually can't wait to be rid of him so life will be easier.

B

Lennie is afraid to death of George's short temper, yet he stays with him.

C

The story is not so much about George and Lennie as it is about what life was like for everyone in the 1930s.

D

It is George's love for Lennie that, in the end, will lead to his decision to kill him.

E

It will be revealed that George and Lennie really aren't that close, in spite of the way their relationship is portrayed.