The Deeper Level of George’s Character Traits Although George gets frustrated with Lennie, he is also truly considerent of his emotions. Most of the time George is harsh on Lennie, but it is only for his own good. Even though he seems rude towards Lennie he does it just to keep Lennie in check. George is always getting very frustrated with Lennie. In the beginning of the book when George and Lennie were walking down the sidewalk heading to their new job Lennie asked, “Where we goin’, George?” (4).
However, George could have stood up for Lennie instead of killing him. There is other options other than immediately killing. Lennie was not very smart and George knew that, George was not thinking of Lennie he was thinking of himself. In the passage, Of Mice and Men, George says “He’s dumb as hell, but he ain’t crazy.” This shows that George knows that he is not stupid. George was his best friend and Lennie needed him.
George grew up as a Berliner, but it wasn’t until 1938 that George and his family had troubles with Nazi’s. In 1933, George was standing with his father under the Brandenburg Gate where there was a victory parade for the Nazi party. They had music, drumming and marching. George’s dad stared crying. When George saw his father crying he asked his father, “why are you crying?” His dad replied, “this is the end of Germany, and this is the end of us Jews.” When George herd this he didn’t know what he meant, and his father said “in the future you will understand.” Later on in school, the situation tightened up more and more.
George promised to protect lennie and by killing him George broke that promise.”Him and me was both born in auburn. I knowed his Aunt Clara. She took him when he was a baby and raised him up. When his Aunt clara died, Lennie Just come along with me out workin’. Got kinda used to each other after a little
One reason George can be viewed as aggressive towards Lennie is because George fees the need to make it so Lennie does not have to say anything. In chapter one, George angrily throws Lennie’s mouse into some bushes. The narrator says “George stood up and threw the mouse as far as he could into a darkening brush” (Steinbeck 8). George shows his frustration with Lennie through his actions of getting rid of something that makes
In an exert from Man Enough, author Frank Pittman declares “The children of this generation may grow up with the idea that a father’s life is his work…” This view of a father is exactly the opposite of how the Land children view their dad. The sacrifices Jeremiah make for his children are the evidence that they are his life. Enger writes both major and minor examples of Jeremiah’s sacrifices into Peace like a River. Throughout the story, Jeremiah’s sacrifices grow larger and larger. As the family packs up their Airstream trailer in preparation for their trip, Swede smartly attempts to persuade her father to let her bring three bulky but beloved possessions of hers.
Although the story stops there, we can infer that particular situation causes George even more emotional damage, and adds to his overwhelming loneliness. He walks the line by portraying himself as a simple man, displaying his characteristics and past experiences which have molded him into a character that shows typical human behavior in a complex and inordinate way. We can infer that George had a harsh past. This may have contributed to him being so discombobulated with his emotions. One minute he looks seemingly calm, but
As well as, at the time, when Curley men left the ranch, he had the opportunity to stay there, instead George went to the place (the one he orders Lennie to go if he does any disaster), to rescue him, so both could escape together... Yeah, right, in this case, George didn’t fulfill his promise, they will escape together, aha right, that would say, Lennie in heaven, touching the soft clouds, but in this life only one escape, but the two respects the other the same way. George is a man uncontrolled by the others, he let his heart and his head to take away Lennie. Further in, George gave every single part of his heart to Lennie, George gave his friend everything, even his sin, but if I had the opportunity I’ll give George another chance, a new excuse, so he still is as innocent as
George plainly sees that his dad has failed in his business and now older Mr. Jung is jobless. George, even though he is young, can understand that without a job, his family will struggle. George faces stress caused by the removal of positively valued stimuli, in this case being his mother. George’s mother leaves the family because she cannot handle George’s father filing bankruptcy and the family perhaps losing everything they own. Although George’s father loves his mother, the mother doesn’t have enough faith in her husband to stand by his side during this troublesome time.
What my father means to me ? Our friends and family play a large role in who we are today, and who we will be in the future. The biggest influence may come from our family, and for me is my father. He is a person of great character and integrity. He has shaped me into the person I am today by teaching me about respect and responsibility and that anything worth having taken a lot of hard work.