English Lit - "Of mice and men" - In depth analysis of George

Lol! Sorry this one took so long :) I'll do the rest of the characters later tonight, I should have most of them done tonight.. if I don't im sooo sorry, I have to do all of a view from the bridge too lol! (For those just reading this one, I have done an in depth study of Lennie too!) Good Luck in your exams!

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George Milton
George's character
Quick witted and intelligent
He is often cautious
He loves the harmony of the natural world
Cunning and clever
He is aware of the hardship of life
He takes on responsibility of Lennie
He is not entirely blameless for the events that occur
George knows his relationship is special and he will do
whatever it takes to save it
Possible Essay Questions and their plans
(If you've read my past packs, you'll know all of this paragraph) For any question I would always
advise to do THREE amazing paragraphs, than four average ones. But don't make the mistake of
verbally spewing all over your work! Most people will be amazingly confident at one paragraph
knowing hundreds of quotes, but spending so much time on one paragraph, you forget about the
others. So, for probably the hundredth time... TIME MANAGEMENT!
1) How is George presented in the novel?
Once again, these questions are brilliant! You have the entire novel to pick from, and you should be
able to explain George in full! Things I would say is to remember to show his CHANGE of character.
This really shows the examiner that you are an a* student, not just an a! I would say you should
concentrate on the specific events where George takes the main part, e.g. the first chapter. So,
here's what I would do:
Paragraph one ­ George is portrayed as being responsible for Lennie, almost like a father
"you'll be sick like you was last night" ­ He cares for Lennie
"I want you to stay with me Lennie" ­ He knows if Lennie was alone, he wouldn't survive
"George said proudly" ­ Like a father who is proud of his son
"S'pose he don't want to talk?" ­ Looks out for him, tries to get him out of trouble
"Don't shoot `im" ­ His final attempt to save his one and only friend
Paragraph two ­ George is presented as quick witted and cunning
"He's my ... cousin" ­ Thinks on his feet to stop them looking suspicious
"If jus' happen to get in trouble.... I want you to come right here" ­
forward thinking.
"sharp strong features" ­ echo his personality
Tells Lennie not to even "take a look at that bitch" as he knows
something bad will happen
Paragraph three ­ Cautious and unthinking

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He immediately checks the bunks and sees the insect repellent `he studied the label
He tells Lennie `You jus' stand there and don't say nothing' when he must know this will draw
suspicion to them
He takes Carlson's `luger' and blames it on Lennie, meaning the ranchers have an excuse to
kill him
Tells Lennie to `get' Curley, which is awful as Lennie has an unknown strength
Paragraph Four ­ Loves nature, but understands the harshness of life and escapes it via the dream.…read more

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I'll give you a pup"- Tries to make sure Lennie is always happy and has what he wants
"I want you to stay with me" ­ He loves Lennie as a friend and wants him to be safe and
He is the one to pull the "trigger" and kill Lennie.…read more



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