Even through the very start of Steve Steinbeck's book, Of Mice and Males, the uniqueness of George, as a character, is already obvious. He is referred to as " small , and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp solid features" and has an evident dominance over the relationship among Lennie and himself. Allowing the reader find out from a really early stage in the book that George is different, and most likely the essential character. George's personality seems to be utilized by Steinbeck to reflect the major themes from the novel: solitude, prejudice, the importance of lasting love, the danger of devoted companionships, and the harshness of Californian ranch existence.
George's relationship with Lennie has turned him non selfish; his interactions, with and with out Lennie, are generally spinning around Lennie, although in the case of their dream-ranch George appears to find fulfilment for himself as well. Due to these charitable tendencies that he displays throughout the story, a danger is usually bestowed upon George; this individual tends to maintain Lennie far too much, and too little pertaining to himself. In occasional occasions, he goes out his sympathy and empathy for Lennie, and realises the burden that he causes. This usually leads to George taking his frustration out on Lennie, which can frequently harm his simple head, leaving Lennie upset and forced to confess to his own uselessness, and George feeling guilty for what this individual has triggered. We can find out very little regarding George through his genuine conversations, which usually made it essential for Steinbeck to concentrate the new on him in particular, and let the reader gain an better insight in him through his activities. Generally, this individual seems to be caring, intelligent and sensible, nevertheless is tremendously worn by the constant focus Lennie requires. This illustrates a major topic in Of Mice and Men, the dangers that occur when one becomes involved with a dedicated marriage.
Inspite of the frustration that Lennie causes, without him George would possibly be a great deal like the additional men on the ranch; merely roaming the country-side of California trying to find work, and although this individual often prides himself upon being several, he occasionally complains, usually after Lennie has induced trouble, and wishes that he could be such as a normal person and not have to experience Lennie's burden. An example of this can be seen when George responds sharply to Lennie's constant request for ketchup. " If I was only I could live so easyВ…no troubleВ…no mess at all. " These explodes can be seen as being quite incongruous, as he temporarily appears happy in the thought that all he may blow his pay every month as additional men do, enjoying him self in a pool area bar or a brothel prior to returning to job, yet at other times, he condemns other men on the farm for this process. This highlights another of the major designs in the new; the importance of companionship.
Although he may seem to be unhappiness, and wants he was such as the other guys on the hacienda, the truth in the situation yet , is that George is simply revealing his worries with some parts of his relationship with Lennie. This can be noticed in the generally revisited phrase, " Although we ain't like thatВ…I got both you and you got me". At first this might seem to you to be to some degree incorrect, as their relationship is extremely one-sided for the reason that George compromising much of his own commitment to Lennie, a suggestion that is supported by Lennie's hallucination of Aunt Albumina, " if he had a pie he always gave you half, or maybe more than half". However , it becomes clear that their relationship means a lot more, as it is Lennie who will keep George out from the brothels and pool pubs, which leaves him better off in the long run, as the more this individual saves by not indulging on this kind of luxuries, a lot more he helps you to save, and the closer they arrive at fulfilling their particular dream or owning their particular farm. Thieves later features the importance of Lennie in his discussion with George; Lennie simply provides George with someone to speak with, to stop him going upset,...