Of Mice and Men: "...George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering." (Steinbeck, 106)
Betrayal doesn't come from those you hate but sometimes from those you love. This represents betrayal because Lennie and George were family they loved each other and in the end George was the one who killed him. This also shows betrayal because George was the one who pulled the trigger on his best friend and brother as it were. Betrayal doesn't come from those you hate but sometimes from those you love.
Tularecito: "Gomez shrugged again and called Tularecito from the bunkhouse. He took a heavy quirt down from the wall. Then, while Tularecito smiled blandly at Miss Martin, Franklin Gomez beat him severely across the back. Miss Martin's hand made involuntary motions of beating. When it was done, Tularecito felt himself over with long, exploring fingers, and still smiling, went back to the bunkhouse." (Steinbeck, 3-4)
This represents betrayal because Tularecito trusted Gomez, and then Gomez goes and beats him because a teacher told him to. This shows betrayal because Tularecito was a son figure to Gomez and then Gomez hits him with a whip.
Chrysanthemums: "Oh, sure, some. What's the matter, Elisa? Do you want to go? I don't think you'd like it, but I'll take you if you really want to go.” She relaxed limply in the seat. "Oh, no. No. I don't want to go. I'm sure I don't." Her face was turned away from him. "It will be enough if we can have wine. It will be plenty." She turned up her coat collar so he could not see that she was crying weakly—like an old woman." (Steinbeck, 7)
This relates to the fact that betrayal comes from those you love, because she tried to ask her husband if she could go to a fight, but he just assumed she wouldn't like it. This show betrayal because when you ask someone you love something one would expect to get a truthful answer not one that is assumed.
Real Life: I have a friend who I would go to the limits for, honestly I would do anything for this person because I love this person so much, but when I'm in trouble he wouldn't think twice to throw me under the bus.
This shows betrayal because I would break my neck in order to help this person, even if I had to do something importanrt, and when I need his help he throws me to the curb. This is betray because when you do something for someone you expect it to be given back and when that doesn't happen that is when betrayal occurs.