'Of Mice & Men' by John Steinbeck (Character analysis)

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Of mice and men By John Steinbeck

Within the book there are several charterers, the story revolves a round two main charters George Milton and Lennie Small. George is of average build, with toned muscles, dark hair, and strong features’. “The first man was small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features. Every part of him was defined: small, strong hands, slender arms, and a thin and bony nose.

George is a father, brother figure / guardian to Lennie, but also a friend. He has undertaken the task of looking after Lennie as he promised Lennie’s aunt. George has learned from his life experiences and has great knowledge of how to survive in life. He travels with Lennie looking for work and holds his work card and takes care of his affairs for him.  

George sometimes resents the fact that he has to look after Lennie and can find it a burden. “If I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an work an no trouble. No mess at all, and when the end of the month come I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want.”

Lennie is a complete opposite of George, he is of large build with shoulders that slant, and his face is much fuller and his eyes are big but pale in colour. As he walks, he drags his feet, with his arms loosely fallen at his sides.”A huge man shapeless of face, with, pale eyes, with sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws. His arms did not swing at his sides, but hung loosely.”

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While reading the novel I have learnt that Lennie is child like, he easily forgets things which he has been told and has to be constantly reminded by George. “O.K-O.K I’ll tell you ya again. I ain’t got nothing to do. Might jus’ as well spen’ all my time tellin’ you things and then you forget ‘em and I tell you again”

Lennie also likes George to tell him about there ‘dream’ of having there own land, and is comforted by this, he often calls a upon George to do so.”Lennie said, tell about that place, George I jus’ ...

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