In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, how is George a dynamic character?  

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To suggest that the character of George Milton in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is "dynamic" is to ascribe to him a trait that is only warranted by virtue of his commitment to look after Lennie, the simple-minded giant of a man who accompanies him on his treks to new ranches at which they find temporary work. Certainly, Steinbeck's physical description of George suggests a dynamic character, one constantly prepared for action and expectant of change, for better or, more commonly, for worse:

"The first man was small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features. Every part of him was defined: small, strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose."

This description of George does provide the basis for a conclusion that he is "dynamic." The reason for some measure of reticence, however, is his frequent protestations that, absent his mentally-deficient giant of a friend, he would settle down somewhere and live what passed for 'the good life' in Depression-era rural...

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