How does Steinbeck show different sides of Georges' personality in chapter one and two?quotes that shows he's a complicated character

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George is both portrayed as a compassionate character, for the fact that he takes care of Lennie and seems to genuinely care for him, and a rather harsh companion, for how he chides and derides Lennie about getting him in trouble, and about the mice he carries.

"Blubbering like a baby, Jesus Christ, a big guy like you"

"You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get"

George likes the fact that he is not traveling alone, and despite Lennie's simple nature, he enjoys his company and having someone to look after.

"I was just' foolin' Lennie.  I want you to stay with me"
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