Universal theme: friends can help you have a happy life and be there to support you.
"Of Mice and Men"
"Of Mice and men"
"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. They come to a ranch an' work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they're poundin' their tail on some other ranch. They ain't got nothing to look ahead to."
When Stein Back says this in his book it basically shows It's hard out there for a ranchhand. Steinbeck seems to be saying that the loneliness is even worse than the poverty: like Lennie and George, you can bear a lot more if you have a friend.when your with a friend you can handle a lot more than you could by yourself Especially with poverty. But since George and Lennie always travel together they help each other.
"It ain't so funny, him an' me goin' aroun' together," George said at last. "Him and me was both born in Auburn. I knowed his Aunt Clara. She took him when he was a baby and raised him up. When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin'. Got kinda used to each other after a little while."
The fact that Lennie and George know each other since they were young probably makes there friendships even more golden than others. They can trust each other with more personal matters.
If Tularecito had a friend or a companion he probably could've helped calm Tularecito when he went into his time of rage and probably help Tularecito cope with the people around him than he could be accepted in society. He could tell Tularecito that when people mess up his drawings that it was ok and he could redraw them.
"Franklin Gomez agreed tied his hands and feet, and left him alone until his good nature came again."
" Even though the people of the town knew there wasn't anything supernatural about Tularecito they were still afraid of him because of his rage."
"Henry." she asked, "Could we have wine at dinner?""Sure we could. Say! That we'll be fine."
This quote basically shows how her husband well do anything for her. That when she wanted something he would be down to do it so she would be happy. This quote also supports my universal theme by explaining the fact that by having a companion you can have a very happy life and can help you with the obstacles in life.
Impact on today?
What we can learn from these stories by John Steinbeck is that friendship or companionship is a very relatable topic everyone can relate too. Everyone needs a friend to help them in life. To help them over come obstacles in life. Be there for emotional support and