The Psyche Of George In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The Psyche of George The novel, Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck full of many different characters, each with their own unique set of characteristics. The story takes place during the Great Depression where work and sustainability were scarce. People are forced to work menial jobs to make whatever money they can get. Steinbeck focuses on two characters that each use their psyche to maneuver through life with the first being George and the second being Curley. Some of the characters are shown to be more pivotal to the plot than others, with one of the more pivotal ones being George. George is one of the main characters in the novel and his actions usually directly affect the direction of the story. He learns to use his psyche to maneuver and control Lenny as well as his environment, thereby showing that a well-mind is more powerful and a well body. George is the main caregiver to Lenny, but Lenny is significantly larger than George. Knowing this, the reader would be led to conclude that George can’t physically force Lenny to do anything. The author also mentions that Lenny was slow-witted, meaning that he most likely had a problem processing situations. All together, this means George didn’t just have to get into Lennie head. but he had to be very stern and straightforward with his instructions. George, in the beginning of the story is seen many times being very hard on Lennie. “The little man jerked down the brim of his hat and scowled over at Lennie...‘Jesus Christ,
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