George Milton, a farmworker, who is “small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features...[with] small,strong hands, slender arms, and thin and bony nose” Milton is best friends,more like brothers, with Lennie Small, of whom will be mentioned later. George is a very hard working man, and is constantly focused on gaining money to make his life better, as well as help his friend Lennie.
Lennie Small is anything but small. He’s a rather big man, especially in comparison to George. Lennie treats George as somewhat of a mentor. The main ‘problem’ that Lennie has is that he takes on somewhat of a mental disability. Its hard for Lennie to remember things, fixates on different small unnecessary things, and is eager to make George happy.
What is their friendship like? Would you really call it a friendship? George, throughout the book, constantly make Lennie feel like he’s a burden. For instance George says this to his ‘friend’,” ...An’ whatta I got...I got you! You can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get. Jus’ keep me shovin’ all over the country all the time.” If George is portrayed as such a great person, how can he be so rude to Lennie?
Now thats not to say that Lennie hasn’t done things to make George mad. Before they left Weeds, Lennie had gotten them kicked out of town because he looked and touched a woman’s skirt. Lennie honestly doesn’t know that the things he does are wrong, he just sees things that he likes and he has to have them.
George is a simple man really, he has Lennie as his main companion. In order to keep Lennie calm and hopeful, George constantly promises that both of them are going to get a farm,”live offa the fatta the lan'.” and Lennie will take care of the rabbits. Lennie becomes obsessed with the rabbits that they will 'have', and George sort of deals with Lennie's obsession with only a little bit of anger.
However this changes when George and Lennie find work at the ranch, of...
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