In Of Mice and Men, how is George a dynamic character? Provide examples and at least two relevant quotes from the novel.

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In literature, a dynamic character is a person who undergoes an important inner change by the end of the story. In Steinbeck's classic novella Of Mice and Men, George Milton is a dynamic character, who develops into a rational, realistic individual and ends up accepting his difficult life as a migrant worker. At the beginning of the novella, George holds onto the dream of one day owning his own property and establishing a homestead with Lennie's help. One of his favorite pastimes is daydreaming with Lennie about their future homestead. In chapter one, George daydreams by telling Lennie,

"Well . . . we'll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we'll just say the hell with goin' to work, and we'll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an' listen to the rain comin' down on the roof—" (Steinbeck, 7).

George's dream depicts his optimistic outlook on life and gives him hope for the future. George hopes to one day leave his transient...

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