Of Mice And Men Characters : George

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  • GEORGE
    • Surname
      • relates to'paradise' and the fall of man and the tempation of women
    • Street Smart
      • p.134 'the ******* stole my lugger'
        • So Lennie can have a nice death George steals the gun as he feels obliged to do this
      • p.34 'if you jus' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an' hide in the brush'
      • p.42 'We hadda walk ten miles'
      • p.25 'That means we'll be bucking grain bags, bustin' a gut. Tonight I'm gonna lay right here and look up.'
        • relaxes instead of working after a long walk
          • p.42 'We hadda walk ten miles'
    • Short Tempered / Harsh /Blunt
      • p.24 'I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn't have you on my tail'
      • p.28/p.29 'I could go get a job an' work, an' no trouble'
      • p.29 'I wisht I could put you in a cage with about a million mice an' let you have fun.'
      • p.29 'You lose me ever' job I get.'
      • p.29 'You crazy son-of-a-*****'
      • p.54 'Jesus, what a tramp'
    • Father Figure
      • p.30 'Yeah? How'd you eat. You ain't got sense enough to find nothing to eat.'
        • makes Lennie doubt his decision as George feels obliges to Lennie
      • p.29 'Jus' keep me shovin' all over the country all the time.'
        • making sacrifices like a parent would
      • p.47 'What he got against Lennie?'
        • defensive like a father
      • p.65/p.66 'When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me.'
      • p.115 ''What you doin' in Crooks' room? You hadn't ought to be in here.'
        • protective over Lennie and ensuring Lennie is safe
      • p.130 'I guess maybe way back in my head I did.'
        • doubting parenting decision
    • Defensive / Protecting
      • p.47 'What's he got against Lennie'
        • defending like a parent
      • p.65 'What's funny about it?' George demanded defensively.'
      • p.86 'What's that to you ?'
      • p.115 'What you doin' in Crooks' room? You hadn't ought to be in here.'
      • p.65 'He ain't no cuckoo,' said George. 'He's dumb as hell, but he ain't crazy'
    • Fraternity
      • Shows how close they are achieving their dream
      • p.32 'We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us'
      • p.32 'I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you'
      • p.65 'Funny how you an' him string along together.'
        • Usual to ahve such a close friendship in time of survival of the fittest due to GD and WSC
    • American Dream
      • p.32 'We're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and...'
      • p.80 'Me an' Lennie's rollin' up a stake.'
        • discipline to save money for their dream
      • p.85 'you'd go out in the alfalfa patch an' you'd hae a sack'
        • impossible as Lennie is incapable of looking after animals
        • links to how the American Dream is a lie
      • p.85 'the cream is so God damn thick you got to cut it with a knife'
        • captures what it is like to be a free man
      • p.87 'I gotta think about that. We was always gonna do it by ourseleves'
        • links to close fraternity between George and Lennie
      • p.147 'Le's do it now. Le's get the place now'
        • gives nice image in Lennie's imagination before he dies
      • p.32 'An' live off the fatta the lan''
    • Practical /Pragnatic
      • p.20 ' I ain't sue it's good water' he said. 'Looks kinda scummy.'
        • links to parent figure and  blunt
      • p.32 'Tonight I'm gonna lay right here and look up. I like it.'
      • p.34 'If you jus' happen to get into trouble like you always done before, I want you to come and hide here in the brush.'
        • links to street smart
    • Against Women
      • p.54 'Jesus, what a tramp.'
      • p.54 ' I seen 'em poison before but I never seen no piece of ********* worse than her.'
        • misogenistic
      • p.54 'Bet she'd clear for twenty bucks'
        • Links to Curley's wife's tart description
      • p.54 ' You leave her be'
        • George thinks Curley's Wife will spoil the fraternity
      • p.78 'She's gonna make a mess'
      • p.78 'She's a *********'

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