In Of Mice and Men, how is George a dynamic chararcter? Provide examples and at least two relevant quotes from the novel.
This question has to do with Of Mice and Men by John Steinback. A dynamic character is a character that grows within the story.
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A dynamic character is one who grows or changes within the course of the story. George changes from someone who doesn't believe dreams come true to someone who does. He begins to believe in the Dream House and it is Lennie who brings about this change; George says 'He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would (get to live there)'. Lennie's childlike faith has rubbed off on George.
George also learns about responsibility through his friendship with Lennie. He makes a 'confession' to Slim about the time he told Lennie to jump into a river and Lennie nearly drowned. He remembers how grateful Lennie was for getting him pulled out, forgetting who it was told him to jump in. George won't play tricks like this again because they betray the special trust Lennie places in George.
This new found responsibility is most sorely tested at the tragic climax when George must shoot Lennie so he does not die a horrible death at the hands of Curley and the mob. George barely possesses the strength to do it: he talks 'shakily' and 'his hand shook violently' but he is responsible for his friend and he must do it.
Now George sees only a bleak future in a cruel world where people like Lennie don't survive. He's changed back to not believing in the dream and sees for himself only the aimless existence of the drifter: 'I'll take my fifty bucks an' I'll stay all night in some lousy cat house. Or I'll set in some pool-room till ever'body goes home.'
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