¨George, you want I can go away and should leave you alone?¨ (Steinbeck 12)
Loyal to Lennie
¨...This Curley better not make no mistakes about Lennie. Lennie ain´t handy, but this Curley punk is gonna get hurt if he messes around with Lennie.¨ (Steinbeck 26)
¨Run us out, hell, we run. They was looking for us, but they didn't catch us.¨ (Steinbeck 7)
George and ¨The Boss¨
¨He is sure a hell of a good worker. He can do anything you tell him.¨ ... ¨Why you think I´m selling him out?¨ ... ¨He is my...cousin. I told his old lady I would take care of him. He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid. He is alright. Just aint bright...¨ (Steinbeck 22)
¨...God a´mighty, 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 and when the end of the month come I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want... ¨ (Steinbeck 11)
¨The American Dream¨
¨We are gonna have a little house on a couple acres with some cows and some pigs and-¨...¨We will have a big vegetable patch with a rabbit hutch and some chickens.¨ (Steinbeck 14)
One strength that George has is that he is loyal to his best friend Lennie. He is loyal to him because he is being protective of him by saying that Curly better not mess with Lennie or he is going to hurt him.
Could be a Little Nicer to Lennie
¨So you wasn´t gonna say a word.¨...¨Damn near lost us the job.¨ (Steinbeck 23)
¨I forgot, George.¨
¨He hates big guys. Hes alla time picking big scraps with big guys. Its kind of like hes mad at them because he ain´t a big guy...¨ (Steinbeck 26)
¨Then why don´t you let him answer? What you trying to put over?... Say-What you selling?... I said what stake you got in this guy? You taking his pay away from him?... Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is.¨.....¨...But don´t try to put nothing over, Milton. I got my eye on you...¨ (Steinbeck 22 & 23)
George and Lennie have a Dream to have a small house on a small farm with animals and a vegetable patch.
I think George could be a little nicer to Lennie and not be so hard on him for forgetting things and doing things wrong when he doesn´t know any better because of his disability.
¨Yea, you forgot. You always forget. And I got to talk you out of it.¨ (Steinbeck 23)