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How could you link george to context

Misbelief in the American Dream due to Great Depression
The importance of friendship
Doesn't trust women
Life of migrant workers


What does george represent

Represents ordinary migrant workers
Represents those who care for the marginalised in society
He reveals the loneliness of migrant workers and the need for friendship
He represents the practical man as well as the dreamer


Quote to show loneliness of migrant workers and rarity of George and Lennie friendship

PG 24
'I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is'


Quote to show caring for marginalised and unstable life for migrant workers

Pg 31
'If he tangle with you Lennie were gonna get the can. Don't make no mistake about that'


George hope for American Dream, childlike, even George who is serious

'Jesus Christ! I bet we could swing her!' His eyes were full of wonder.


Life of migrant workers, failure of dream

Pg 15
'Guys like us that work on the ranches are the loneliest guys in the world'


Significance of George and Lennie relationship

'We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that give a damn about us'

- at the end, George has become those guys who 'got no fambly'


Quote showing how Lennie death has made George the guys they spoke about

'Il work my month an il take my fifty bucks an il stay all night in some lousy cat house'
- dream has died with Lennie


George mis belief in American Dream

'I think i knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we'd never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got thinking maybe we would'