Omam Character Analysis

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Dannah Pritchard Period 2 OMAM Character Analysis. Being open-minded is a very important trait to have as a human being. In order to be open-minded you have to be willing to consider new ideas and experiences. The novel Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck is about two men named George and Lennie who find jobs at a ranch. George is constantly acting like the father figure towards Lennie. Lennie, even though he is big, acts like a five year old and he annoys George most of the time. In the beginning of the novel George is not very open-minded, but his character does a change towards the end and he becomes more open-minded. This shows how the growth of one friendship can change the person you are. Throughout the story George constantly reminds Lennie how much better his life would be if he didn’t have to take care of him. While George and Lennie are lying down talking George talks about Lennie being in “a lot of trouble” (Steinbeck 7). George is always reminding Lennie how much he doesn’t like him. He seems like he’s trying to be a father-like figure but doesn’t know how. George tells the boss that Lennie got kicked in the head by a horse as a little kid and that’s why he is slow, so Lennie asks him if it is true and George says that it would be a good thing and it would “save everybody a hell of a lot of trouble.” (Steinbeck 23). Since George said this it makes it seem like he doesn’t want to spend that much time with Lennie. Over all, George has a tendency of putting Lennie down intentionally. In chapters two and three George is really quick to judge Curley’s wife on the ranch. From the minute George sees Curley’s wife he already has a bad impression of her. Right after she leaves the room George expresses how he has “never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her” (Steinbeck 32). George says this because he knows she is a slut and he doesn’t

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