How can I write a good diary entry from George's perspective in the first ten pages of Of Mice and Men?

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In the first ten pages of the novella, the story is told by a third-person narrator who sets the scene at the natural pool overlooking the ranch, then describes George and Lennie for us and lets us overhear their conversation so that we begin to understand their personalities, their relationship, and their situation.

The narrator doesn't get inside George's head to tell us what he is thinking or feeling, nor does he explain this to us. This leaves it up to us to figure it out from the dialogue and action.

A good diary entry focuses on feelings, including worries and hopes. This is a worrisome time for George, because the next day, he and Lennie will start a new job on a new ranch where they know nobody. To make the situation even more stressful, George knows he has to look after the mentally handicapped Lennie, get him hired before the bosses realize his limitations (Lennie is, however, very strong and a good worker), and keep him out of trouble. George also has to manage everything, such as their money, their food, and their work tickets. He has a lot on his plate.

George's diary entry could focus on his feelings of worry about what the new job will be like and his concerns over Lennie. Lennie is more like a child to George than anything, so George might sound like a parent thinking about a child he is fond of but finds exasperating. He could say that he wishes Lennie would stop picking up mice. He could wish he could be more patient with Lennie and his limitations. George could write about his hopes for the future, too.

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