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1 Hannah, Charlotte and Lauren
George Milton Hannah, Charlotte and Lauren

2 Behaviour George always looks out for Lennie although it hasn’t always been that way. This is because he nearly killed him and felt bad for him but now they are sort of like brothers. He protects Lennie and stands up for him. He has quite a short temper as we have seen him shout at Lennie on a regular basis. He calls Lennie a ‘Crazy bastard’ a lot. He is good at getting on with people because when he meets Candy they become friends straight away.

3 Appearance “He 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, a thin and bony nose.” He wears denim trousers and a denim jacket with brass buttons. He wears a black shapeless hat and he carries a tight blanket roll slung over his shoulder.

4 Key things George says…
“ We travel together” – Chapter 1. “I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe have a girl.” -Chapter 1. “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place…They ain’t got nothing to look ahead to. With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” - Chapter 1. “This guy Curley sounds like a son-of-a-bitch to me. I don’t like mean little guys” – Chapter 2.

5 Key things other people say about him…
Aunt Clara (hallucination) – “ Min’ George because he’s such a nice fella an’ good to you” – Chapter 6. Crooks (to Lennie) – “S’pose George don’t come back no more. S’pose he took a powder and just ain’t coming back. What’ll you do then?” – Chapter 4. Rabbit (hallucination) – “Christ knows George done everything he could to jack you outta the sewer but it don’t do no good.” – Chapter 6. Lennie – “ George wouldn’t do nothing like that. I been with George a long time.” – Chapter 4.

6 Purpose in the book He takes care of Lennie, and is always there for him He is just an ordinary ranch worker but he travels around with another guy. He makes sure Lennie doesn’t get in trouble and explains to other people why Lennie is like how he is. He is just really a normal guy but he is stuck with Lennie.

7 How Steinbeck portrays George
He wants us to think that George is a nice guy. When he’s going to kill Lennie he really hesitates and this shows he really loves him. George is portrayed as very sensible and never gets into trouble. George is meant to represent an ordinary ranch worker but the only difference is he is stuck with his friend.

8 The significance of his name
It is just quite a normal name because he is a normal man who’s name doesn’t hold any hidden connotations. He is just a ranch worker.

9 George’s Dream George dreams of having a little house and a few acres to grow crops and have animals. He wants to live the American dream like most ranch workers apart from before he meets Candy he doesn’t think that the dream is really possible. In a way he just wants to have the pressure of looking after Lennie off his shoulders so that he could live a normal life. “we’re gonna get the jack together and were gonna have a little house and a couple of acres and a cow and some pigs and…” – Chapter 1

10 Key Events he is involved in
Finding work on the ranch. The fight between Curley and Lennie as he tells Lennie to crush his hand. “Get ‘im, Lennie!” – Chapter 3. His dream becoming possible because of Candy. Kills Lennie. “The hand shook violently but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger.” – Chapter 6.

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