In the film Of Mice and Men, directed by Gary Sinise, characterization of George is accurately depicted through his actions acted out. In the scene where Lennie and George are surrounding the fire as they happily speak of their united vision for the future he abruptly stops, frowns and stands up. He then tells Lennie, if ever in trouble, to hide in the bushes and wait for him. To ensure his order is followed he tells Lennie that if not done, Lennie wouldn’t be able to tend the rabbits--something George knows Lennie greatly values. In the ending scene when George finds Lennie and kills him, he repeats the dream they both long of having as he tells Lennie to face the trees and shoots. Even when put through this horrible scenario, George doesn't
The novel Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck is set in America in the 1930’s and it describes the lives of migrant farmers as they go from farm to farm looking for jobs. It also shows the loneliness of the characters and the hard work that they put in. The main characters of the book are Lennie, a man-child, and George, a small man but very powerful character that takes care of Lennie in their journey. Also when they get to the farm they meet the bosses wife who is very lonely and looks for company in the workers. Steinbeck uses characterization to bring his characters to life using various techniques.
Throughout the novel, George showed qualities of leadership, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, sense of fraternity, sense of respect for others, and sense of human dignity. These character traits of empathy to keep himself and Lennie alive. Lennie had a mental disability that everyone overlooked, he was very tall and broad, and did not realize his actions or strength. George felt guilt over Curley’s wife death and was unsure if the law would find
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the most complex character that occurs in the book is George Milton. George Milton is the protagonist in the story and is quick tempered when dealing with Lennie. He is like a father figure for massive but slow-processed Lennie. George is the most complex character in Of Mice and Men due to the conflicts of Lennie getting into a fight with Curley, George having to deal with Lennie killing Curley's wife, and George always having to look out for Lennie even though he would be better off alone.
One very large development in George is in the way he interacted with Lennie. He had once admitted to Slim that he has “beat the hell out of him.” Of course, now that they travel together George and Lennie get along with much more ease. One thing though, he still had a very short fuse when it came to Lennie. He would yell at him for forgetting or acting
2. George is a small and thin man with sharp features (Steinbeck 2). He has a quick temper and a wit to match. His temper is shown early in the book on page 4 when he gets mad at Lennie for always forgetting what he’s told him. George plays the role as the caregiver in his relationship with Lennie. A conflict
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)
He would yell at Lennie and tell him if he didnt have him he could go and do as he pleased. When in reality George did not want these things. He was greatful to have a friend in Lennie, so he would not have to be alone. With Lennie's simple mind, he could not comprehend what George was talking about most of the time. He believed that George got upset over simple things such as ketchup. He too was very thankful to have George to go along with. Although he did not understand the complexity of things sometimes, he knew that he had a true friend who he trusted wouldnt leave him.
He was trying to keep Lennie from not being able to work. He also shows caring in a way because he is helping Lennie out by explaining to the boss something that didn’t really happen. He did it to look out for Lennie. In addition, George is very independent. Lennie asked George, "George- why ain't we goin' on to the ranch and get some supper?"
Throughout the story, George was a good friend to lennie in many important ways. One way he shows friendship is when he puts in a good word for Lennie to their boss. He says to the boss, “He’s sure a hell of a good worker. Strong as a bull!”(pg 22) He says this so Lennie can get a job on the farm and get paid good money to save up for their dream of
George’s tone is accusatory which shows that he is astute. He then continues to bombard Lennie with questions, which gives Lennie the chance to demonstrate another type of power – his cunning. He attempts to deceive George.
Lennie is definitely not the brightest so, when others see George around him they start to think that George might not be as bright as everyone thought. George talks about how his life is not good and wishes he was alone,George states “I wisht I could put you in a cage with about a million mice an let you have fun” (11). George never gets the chance to have fun because he is always protecting Lennie. Others might think George is not bright because most people think that if you are going to hang out around Lennie then you are pretty dumb yourself. George feels attacked because there is nothing that he can really do about taking Lennie into his own hands and just learns to deal with whatever harsh comments come his
Even from the very start of John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, the uniqueness of George, as a character, is already noticeable. He is described as "small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp strong features" and has an obvious dominance over the relationship between Lennie and himself. This lets the reader know from a very early stage in the book that George is different, and probably the essential character. George's character seems to be used by Steinbeck to reflect the major themes of the novel: loneliness, prejudice, the importance of companionship, the danger of devoted companionships, and the harshness of Californian ranch life.
However strong he was portrayed, George never got cocky because he knew his boundaries, especially when it came to Lennie. He was very aware of the fact that he could not control Lennie. “Leggo his hand Lennie leggo. Slim, come help me while the guy got any hand left.”(Pg. 64) He never got conceited because George always knew there could be someone bigger, stronger or tougher than him. One thing George had in his image that he was proud of was not being part of Lennie’s family. “Well, that was a lie. An’ I’m damn glad it was. If I was a relative of yours I’d shoot myself.”(Pg. 24) I think even though George said he would shoot himself if he had been part of Lennie’s family, George set up a relationship with Lennie that made him seem like part of the family. George being the father, and Lennie,