Dynamic Character In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the Novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, he uses literary devices to create well-developed Characters like George. Diction shows intensity of his personality as well as his physical attributes. George, develops as a round character through Steinbeck's use of modifiers. George is a dynamic character and shows with the use of indirect characterization along with diction to display how George evolves throughout the story. George is described as, “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.” This entire quote is an example of imagery but the words that stick out are what show Steinbeck style.You could say that Steinbeck was killing two birds with one stone by saying,”restless eyes” because it adds a description to his eyes and is evidence of how long they have traveled. George has,” strong features”, this is an example of figurative language. The readers understand what it means, but know that the features themselves cannot be strong because they do not have the physical ability. Using adjectives like strong, slender, thin, and bony set a tone for George. George is portrayed as a round character. You can see all sides of him, including his looks and the good and bad parts of his personality. He is not stereotypical…show more content…
He is the protagonist so I am assuming that his character is going to mature in some way before the story ends. The use of indirect characterization is what makes me think that George's commitment to care for Lennie will change, “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 get my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want.” It is obvious that George does not like caring for Lennie all the time and this could be an example of
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