Character Profiles- George

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    • Dreams
      • "An' if a fren' come along, why we'd have an extra bunk"
        • When telling the dream, George becomes captivated by his own imagination. This shows his desire to have friends and companionship as well as his own land
      • "This thing they had never really believed in was coming true"
        • Candy reveals he has money, George begins to also believe in the dream.
      • "I think I knowed we'd never do her"
        • George knows his dream is dead, he begins to talk about Lennie in the past tense already.
    • Death
      • ""I should of knew. I guess maybe way back in my head I did"
        • George reveals he knew that Lennie was capable of murder.
      • " He never do this to be mean"
        • George knows Lennie didn't mean it - he desperately hopes Lennie doesn't have to die
    • Friendship
      • "Lennie, for God's sake don't drink so much... You gonna be sick"
        • Protector who has to look after Lennie.
      • "I gotta tell you again, do I? Jesus Christ, you're a crazy bastard"
        • Loses his patience with Lennie. He gains from their friendship but is also trapped by it.
      • "Think I'd let you carry your own work card?"
        • George must always be the responsible one.
      • "You get another mouse.. I'll let you keep it"
        • George reassures Lennie that he does not care for him and helps him enjoy things he likes.
      • "We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn...
        • George and Lennie are different to the other ranch workers, they are not alone,
    • Violence
      • "Used to play jokes on him 'cause he was too dumb to take care of himself"
        • Shows George is capable of some cruelty, used to treat Lennie badly


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