George’s behaviour is normalized and explained away as stress due to moving but his family, coworkers and friends notice these erratic personality changes. Some examples are when George becomes easily irritated at those in his family, he begins to yell at the kids, demanding they do as he says; he even goes so far as to slap Kathy. This aggression towards his family signal George’s possible regret and resentment of marrying Kathy and having the additional responsibilities of becoming a father to children that not biologically
George gets dinner ready for her and tends to her every need. Unfortunately, when his grandmother succumbs to her old age and ill health, George very bravely walks into her room and “[grasps] the coverlet and [pulls] it up over gramma’s face” (King 436). George, a child of about thirteen years of age, has just performed his grandmother’s funeral himself. A Funeral can potentially be mentally disturbing, especially if it is a loved one. George is so valiant that at his tender age, he performs his own grandmother’s funeral after her sudden demise when he is home all alone with her dead carcass.
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.
Even though, many times that he is bored of Lennie, whose habits that are similar to a baby in a gigantic body, which normally makes George into a trouble. Therefore, he reprimanded his best friend for causing a problem by using an offensive word. For example, “ God, you are a lot of trouble, I could get along so easy and so nice if I did not have you on my tail, I could live so easy and maybe have a girl” (Steinbeck, 1965, p.3-4). However, George always loves as well as taking care of Lennie. We can say that a relationship between these two men can be described as a great companionship, and George once said to Lennie “I want you to stay with me, Lennie.
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
Author and feminist Rita Mae Brown once said, “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” In the dystopian science-fiction short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, it shows conformity taking over the world. “Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence...George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains...He began to think glimmeringly about his abnormal son....but a twenty-one-gun salute in his head stopped that...It was such a doozy that George was white and trembling, and tears stood on the rims of his red eyes.
Hence, George’s reaction formation was an indication of his seeming seclusion. His repression was enhanced upon Jim’s death because he felt a need to cover up the mourning he felt for his loved one. The projection was stemmed from his discontent with his own personal attributes. George struggled a lot throughout the book with his identity, his misery from loss and his relationships. However, his actions led him to a path of self-discovery, allowing him to appreciate life as it is despite his uneventful heart attack at the end of the
Not everything in this story should be so “black and white”, the circumstances change everything up completely, you have to think about the consequences of what would have happened to Lennie if he didn’t have George, and, how the other “options” George could have taken would have eventually played out. The biggest problem many would have with Georges choice is if it was against morals. Was it right for George to kill another human? Even if it was the best thing for Lennie, would others accept the decision from a religious point of view? To me, doing something that drastic completely goes against my morals,
During this realism unit, I learned how to effectively use emotional memory to make my final performance more realistic yet dramatic. Since emotional memory is a theatre technique where the performer recalls an emotion once felt, I tried my best to remember an occasion where I was extremely frustrated so that it would fit my character, George’s mental and physical state during the scene I acted in. Although it was mostly successful, I do believe that it would have been easier to play George in a scene where he was depressed, as sadness is an emotion more familiar to me than frustration. Furthermore, even though I did successfully recall a time when I was frustrated, it was still somewhat difficult to apply the emotion to George, since George was both angry and drunk. In order to play George, I had to keep reminding myself that I was a drunk man since drunk and sober people express their anger in different ways.