Essay about Geroge: of Mice and Men

644 Words Nov 8th, 2012 3 Pages
George is a good guy with a good heart, but he has developed a hard edge, likely due to tough times. He is occasionally mean to Lennie, complaining about everything he misses out on by having to travel with this guy as baggage. Still, it’s clear he enjoys Lennie’s company, as he’s quick to comfort and assure him. He even shares this great big dream of the two of them having a ranch together.

Although George is all mother hen around Lennie, he can be rather gruff with outsiders. He’s suspicious of nearly everyone, except Slim, and seems to take his time warming up to people. This general distrust puts George’s relationship with Lennie in even greater contrast – it’s pretty extraordinary that George has opened up, and though he doesn’t
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George warns Lennie not to talk to Curley, Curley’s wife, or the boss. In other words, Lennie is to keep his big mouth shut around everyone.
George gets one of Slim’s puppies for Lennie.
George tells Slim about the girl in Weed.
He recounts the farm-dream story to Lennie.
George agrees that Candy can join them in their future ranch endeavor if he contributes three hundred dollars.
George tells Lennie to fight back when Curley attacks him.
George goes to the (cheap and clean-ish) local whorehouse.
George comes back and discovers that Crooks now knows about the dream farm.
George plays horseshoes with all the other men except for Lennie, who’s in the barn petting and eventually killing Curley’s wife.
George finds out from Candy what Lennie has done.
George is conflicted about what to do with Lennie (who has run off to their hiding spot by the river). He doesn’t want to have Lennie locked up like "an animal," but he doesn’t want Curley to shoot Lennie in the guts, either.
George and Candy realize that the dream of the farm is over.
George secretly steals Carlson’s gun and tells the men that Lennie has gone south.
George goes north to the river and finds Lennie.
George tells Lennie the story of the dream farm again.
While George is narrating, he shoots

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