In John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men, George is one of the main characters. He is a migrant worker who moves from place to place looking for work. George travels with his friend Lennie who, though mentally challenged, is a hard worker and loyal to George as George is to him. George is unusual as he is a migrant worker with a dream of owning his own land. George is described as small but fierce while Lennie is a large man who doesn't know his own strength. George has taken care of Lennie for a long time, and at the end of the novel when Curley is looking for Lennie to kill him in some cruel way, it is George who saves his friend from a painful death by shooting Lennie in the back of the head while George talks to him about their dream of owning their own land.