How Is George Presented In Of Mice And Men

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In John Steinbeck’s compelling novel Of Mice and Men, the courageous George Milton acts as an outstanding man by portraying valued characteristics in order to succeed in his life situation. George takes responsibility for Lennie’s and his actions and uses his intelligence to help both of them succeed as much as they possibly can. Loyalty is a greatly cherished trait that George possesses through several friendships he has. George participates in several relationships that revolve around the admirable quality of loyalty that George has. He remains loyal to childish Lennie through all of his foolish mistakes. For example, when Lennie in Weed pulls on a girl’s red dress and is accused of rape, George runs away to a new town with Lennie and forgives him despite what Lennie did. Lennie says, “If you don’t want me, you …show more content…

While George and Lennie were traveling to the ranch, Lennie tells George he cannot find his work ticket. George responds saying, “You never had none, you crazy bastard. I got both of ‘em here. Think I’d let you carry your own work card”(Steinbeck 5). To explain, George as the responsible friend never allows Lennie to hold his own work card, so he carries both of the work tickets himself. Not only does George kill Lennie because of his intelligence speaking to him, but also because he knows as a part of his responsibility as his friend he must kill him himself rather than someone else murdering him. Only true friends like George would bear with this sort of responsibility. George perceives for his entire life since the death of Aunt Clara that he must accept full responsibility for Lennie’s behavior. When Lennie says he could just leave, George rationally refuses to allow him because he can not authorize Lennie dieing on his own like that. Truly remarkable people take accountability for their best friend’s actions and

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