Character Development Of George In Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Character Development of George in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck George was the most important character in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck; if he was not in the book Lennie would not have had anyone to guide him in the right direction. George also changed the most throughout the duration of the book. He went from a determined working man, whose only worries were caring for Lennie and finding a job, to a man whose end goal was completing his dream of living on a small farm with Lennie and Candy, owning rabbits and other livestock so they could “.. live off the fatta the lan’” (Steinbeck 14) In the beginning of the book George wanted to be alone; he knew that he could be but Lennie would be all alone and would most likely die. Steinbeck stated “God a’mighty if I was alone I could go live so easy” this shows that he really cares about Lennie and even though he is a pain, he still wants Lennie to be okay. As the book progresses, George starts to change his mind about being alone; he starts playing games with the other men. Instead of playing solitaire, he started playing horseshoes. In the last sentence of chapter 6 right after he shoots Lennie, George seemed to realize that he didn’t want to be alone after all, Lennie was his only real friend and now he gets to be lonely but it’s not at all how he imagined it. George has anger issues; Of Mice and Men would have been a very boring story if not for George's anger issues. There were lots of scenarios where George tried

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