Often in stories, authors develop characters with a solid relationship and that helps progress the story forward, which can also lead to potential conflict. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, the two protagonists Lennie and George are as a matter have a strong relationship. The story is about their journey, looking for a job during The Great Depression in the 1930s and it progresses based on the choices they make as any story would. Lennie is obtained with a mental disability and his only concern is himself and what he wants and is mostly dependent on George for survival. George is always there for Lennie, at least that’s what he is acknowledged. To Lennie, George is his companion that will always be there for him and will never leave him behind because that’s not what a friend does. John Steinbeck indicates how essential a friendship is and how much two individuals can support each other to survive. Take this bond away and it will make a troublesome and relatively complicated journey for the two men in this novel.