In chapter two, how is George made to be different than the other men?

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I think that George is constructed to be fundamentally different than the other men on the ranch because of his connection to Lennie .  The other men on the ranch are able to fundamentally leave and be on their own.  If they don't like what is there on the ranch, they can simply leave.  This is brought out in the opening discussion of the ranch hand that had the bed before...

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