In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men George is the most understanding and heart felt character because he always goes out of his way to help others.In this novel, Steinbeck shows
George’s caring personality when he shows how George did not want Lennie to leave and go care for himself. Steinbeck makes the reader aware of this when he writes “No-Look! I was jus’ foolin’, Lennie. ‘Cause I want you to stay with me” (13). In this sentence a reader becomes informed of the fact that George does care if something were to happen to Lennie and will do what he can to not let anything bad happen. Steinbeck expresses this idea throughout the book when he always does his best to keep Lennie safe.
The idea of keeping Lennie safe is also brought out when George is being protective over him. Steinbeck shows this when George knows that Lennie will get in trouble again and tells him what to do and where to go when he does. As Steinbeck writes, “If you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here and hide in the brush” (15) George is always thinking of the best for Lennie. He is always thinking about what is best for him to make sure nothing harms him. We also see this at the end of the novel when George shoots Lennie. Although it comes off as George harming Lennie, George was really just protecting him from being tortured and tormented by Curley or others.
While caring for and protecting Lennie, George also had something to help and distract from that. Steinbeck shows that George is an imaginative person when he states “an’ when we kill a pig we can smoke the bacon and the hams, and make sausage an’ all like that” (57). This shows his imagination because George is reaming of a better life for not only himself but also Lennie. He had something to look forward to and distract him while also thinking of Lennie.