English Literature - OMAM - George Character Profile

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  • George Milton
    • Migrant worker
      • 'Guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world.' (p15)
    • 'the first man was small and quick, dark of face with restless eyes and sharp, strong features'
      • George is a sharp and intelligent character.
      • Perpetually alert and physically sharp.
    • 'I ain't taking it away for meanness'
      • George cares about Lennie's feelings and responds sympathetically to his crying.
    • 'You just stand there and don't say nothin'
      • Imperatives used by George when talking to Lennie.
      • George is superior to Lennie.
      • George looks after Lennie.
        • Parent-like
          • George is superior to Lennie.
          • George cares about Lennie's feelings and responds sympathetically to his crying.
          • His role is defined by his relationship with Lennie
      • Parent-like
        • His role is defined by his relationship with Lennie
    • 'He repeated the words rhythmically as though he had said them many times before.'
      • George talking to Lennie about their dream. (p15 // Chapter 1)
      • George has told Lennie this  story many times before, this is why it is one of the few things Lennie can remember.
        • Migrant worker
          • 'Guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world.' (p15)
        • A dream that many migrant workers had at the time. However it was next to impossible to achieve it.
    • 'a smart little guy' - Slim
    • Noble
      • At the end of the novela, George shoots his only friends as an act of kindness to prevent Curley getting his hands on Lennie.
        • George looks after Lennie.
        • He ensures Lennie dies happily, imagining their dream farm.
      • Begins caring for Lennie when he nearly killed him by making him jump into a lake.
        • Also made a promise to Aunt Clara that when she died, he would look out for Lennie.

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