Going back to the “friendship” part of this discussion, I guess we all could say that friendship is something different to all of us. In “Mice and Men,” friendship portrays the reason, and necessity of sacrifices. George continuously sacrifices for Lennie. Lennie is a complete burden for George. However, that doesn’t stop George from looking after Lennie. On the other hand, we can also see it in a way where friendship is becoming a burden to George. At times, in the book we see that George is sick of Lennie, and he wishes to leave him behind. But he becomes accustomed to the belief that he needs to look after Lennie, and it’s his duty. Either way, George continuously sacrifices his time, and his peace for Lennie’s benefit, and that is friendship.
However, often friendship starts only because of gains. If both sides can earn something beneficial, friendship starts. The question is how true that friendship is. In MIce and Men, friend is all about devotion. But in real life, each of us approach friendship in a different way.
In true life, money, power and fame often comes in the way of friendship. We run for establishments more than running to find a true friend. Trust is often a rare element to find in a friendship of real life. The older we get, often, the weaker friendship becomes. People tend to focus on nothing but themselves. However, for those, who still manage to find good friends create a relationship like George and Lennie. The bond is unbreakable.
George, whose own eyes have clouded over with dreamy delight at the thought of his future farm, interrupts his monologue impatiently ("Nuts! I ain't got time for no more" (16)) and returns to more practical matters: eating dinner, reminding Lennie not to talk to the boss tomorrow, and getting some rest. His final order to Lennie is one that we sould remember: George tells him to come back to the exact same spot where they are sitting and hide in the brush until George comes for him should anything go wrong at the ranch. Night falls on the end of the first chapter.
Pope Francis has always strongly condemned embryonic stem cell research, particularly in his encyclical, Laudato Si . He wrote that there is “a tendency to justify transgressing all boundaries when experimentation is carried out on living human embryos.” (136) Certainly, the creation of chimeras and SHEEFs are examples of science not only transgressing boundaries, but essentially erasing them altogether. It doesn’t stop there, either, as more questionable developments are on the horizon, such as using skin cells to create babies.