How does Steinbeck present the character of George in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men?
George Milton is portrayed as an intelligent, stressed-out man, who struggles to keep Lennie out of trouble while he attempts to make a living as a migrant worker. Unlike Lennie, George is a small, intense man with sharp features, who is passionate and easily irritated. Even though George continually yells at Lennie and ridicules him for his lack of intelligence, he reveals his sympathetic nature by apologizing and expressing his concern for Lennie. Similar to most migrant workers, George has a difficult life but takes on the added responsibility of looking after Lennie. George goes out of his way to offer Lennie valuable advice and attempts to keep him out of trouble to no avail.
George also desperately wants to one day own an estate and live a comfortable life without being given orders from an ornery boss. Some of the most memorable scenes in the novella are George and Lennie musing about their peaceful life on their own homestead. George is also a frustrated man, who continually...
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