Private (L. S. )

The Complications that Arise via Friendships of Utility

Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, conveys the story of an improbable friendship among two completely different individuals in a time where companionship is hard to find and instances are difficult for everyone. George, an intelligent and quick witted fellow, finds himself in more difficulties than your dog is bargained to get when Lennie, a strong but rather incompetent gentleman, makes a transgression ultimately causing them to become fugitives of the law. In order to sustain themselves and remain undercover Lennie and George find work at a ranch near Soledad, California in which they are used to money barley. At the ranch, you are able to face many different kinds of friendships including those dependant on utility. A friendship of utility, since described by the great philosopher, Aristotle, is usually " an impermanent issue: it improvements according to circumstances. So with the disappearance of the ground for a friendly relationship, the companionship also disperses, because that was what kept that alive” (Aristotle). Through thought of what Steinbeck suggests about the kind of complications that arise in the friendships one particular chooses and reflection after the multiple friendships found throughout the story, one can conclude that Steinbeck suggests that those who choose relationships of electricity have friendships that are short-lived.

The fleetingness of electricity friendships can be attributed to their particular tendency of forming based on necessity, for the companionship will be dissolved once the requirement is satisfied. This can be seen in the a friendly relationship between Curley, the kid of the owner of the ranch that employed Lennie and George, great wife. When conversing with Lennie Curley's wife states, " I always believed my ol' lady stole it. Very well I wasn't gonna stay no place in which I could hardly get nowhere or make something of myself, an' where they stole your letter. My spouse and i ast her if she stole that, too, an' she says number So I married...