Of Mice and Men

13. After George erupts in anger about the responsibility of taking care of Lennie, Lennie offers to run away and leave George alone. Why do you think George does not take Lennie up on his offer?


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George is never serious about his rants over taking care of Lennie. George merely vents his frustrations. One of the themes of this story is the mutual need these men have for each other in a sea of loneliness.