Learn of mice and men' men characters with free interactive flashcards choose from 500 different sets of of mice and men' men characters flashcards on quizlet george milton lennie small curley the ranch owner's son crooks the stable hand lennie small a slow-witted exceptionally strong man who is very big he lov. A list of all the characters in of mice and men the of mice and men characters covered include: lennie, george, candy, curley’s wife, crooks, curley, slim, carlson, the boss, aunt clara , whit. George milton is our hero, a roving farmworker who is small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features [with] small, strong hands, slender arms, and thin and bony nose (14.
Of mice and men is a novella (short novel) written by john steinbeck it was published in 1937 it was published in 1937 the story is a tragedy about two ranch workers called george milton and lennie small. In of mice and men by john steinbeck, george milton is shown many times playing the game of solitaire, a card game which requires only one man and a pack of playing cards his companion, lennie small is never asked to play cards or other games because george knows emphatically that lennie is. John steinbeck's of mice and men, published in 1937, is one of the author's most widely read novels, largely due to its ubiquitous presence in the high school curriculum as a result, this mythic story of two opposites - the clever, wiry george milton and the lumbering, powerful lennie small - has. Lennie small is huge and lumbering and, in many ways, the opposite of george milton where george has sharp features and definite lines, lennie is shapeless where george has sharp features and definite lines, lennie is shapeless.
Through out the story of of mice and men, george's primary purpose was protecting lennie unlike lennie however, george does change over the course of the book at the end of the book, george takes brave and courageous step by shooting lennie. The story begins with george milton and lennie small traveling together along the salinas river in california to find work they have work cards indicating that there are jobs available at a nearby ranch, but they decide to stop and sleep in the woods for the evening. Lennie although lennie is among the principal characters in of mice and men, he is perhaps the least dynamic he undergoes no significant changes, development, or growth throughout the story and remains exactly as the reader encounters him in the opening pages. George milton is portrayed as a sharp, quick-tempered man in of mice and men, but evolves into a selfless, caring one george and lennie's relationship, described like a master and his dog, is. Of mice and men is the story of two men, george and lennie, working toward their dream--essentially to retire by acquiring a farm of their own the story brilliantly shows how easy it is to make dreams a reality, how obvious it is to have dreams and chase them.
The story of mice and men, written by american author john steinbeck, tells the tale of the unlikely friendship that forms between the characters lennie small and george milton in california of mice and men begins with the arrival of lennie small and george milton in soledad, california, where. Of mice and men, novella by john steinbeck, published in 1937 the tragic story, given poignancy by its objective narrative, is about the complex bond between two migrant labourers the tragic story, given poignancy by its objective narrative, is about the complex bond between two migrant labourers. Of mice and men by john steinbeck george is a vital character in the novel “of mice and men” being that he is the protagonist he is an averagely built but a complex individual who has come to understand the need for companionship through watching after lennie for many years. Chapter one – key characters, george milton and lennie small are introduced within the first chapter of the novel readers learn that there is a very well established relationship between the pair , it becomes evident as soon as they are introduced that george has taken on a.
Of mice and men in the beginning of the story, two men named george milton and lennie small are trying to make their way to a small ranch in salinas valley, california. Principal characters lennie small, a clumsy, simple-minded giant of a man george milton, lennie's friend and protector candy, a ranch swamper slim, a farm hand crooks, a negro stable worker curley, the ranch owner's virulent son curley's wife. Even from the very start of john steinbeck's novel, of mice and men, the uniqueness of george, as a character, is already noticeable he is described as small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp strong features and has an obvious dominance over the relationship between lennie and himself.
George may be trying to protect lennie, but in the process he's exposing all sorts of living creatures to lennie's casual violence lennie may only want to be loved and surrounded by soft things, but that's still too much. Of mice and men opens with the two main characters, george milton and lennie small, walking toward soledad, california steinbeck uses the unimposing opening of the story to develop the personality of both characters and to showcase their unique friendship. George is described as physically small with very sharp features, an opposite to lennie smallmilton is the last name of the author of one of steinbeck's favorite works, paradise lostin that epic poem, adam and eve fall from grace in the garden of eden. Of mice and men is a novella by john steinbeck, which tells the story of george and lennie, two displaced migrant workers in california during the great depression (1929–1939) the story is set on a ranch a few miles from soledad in the salinas valley.