Of Mice and Men

pick a character from mice and men describle how he change throughout the novel.

whats events in the novel cause the change

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George goes through a dramatic change in circumstances through the course of the novel. At the beginning of the story, he is tired and frustrated at having to keep leaving each job due to Lennie causing problems-

You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get. An' that ain't the

worst. You get in trouble. You do bad things and I got to get you out.'

Once they are at the ranch, George realises that there are other people he could connect with and possibly sustain a friendship with. He feels able to tell Slim about the events in Weed where Lennie's actions got them run out of town-

You wouldn' tell? - no, course you wouldn'.

He is able to go into town with the other guys and have the beginnings of a social life. Unfortunately, one Lennie kills Curley's wife, he realises that this 'dream' is over. He has to shoot Lennie to protect both of them, and to allow Lennie to die with dignity. For George, life has changed irrevocably during teh events of the novel.


'Of Mice and Men' John Steinbeck

The character that I will be focusing on is Crooks.

At the start of his appearances in the novel it is clear to tell that is an outcast on the farm and he is at the bottom of the socila hierarchy and keeps himself to himself. A description of where he lives backs up this point perfectly, "a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn." The simple reason for all of this is because the colour of his skin is different and back in the time when the book is set this was how things worked.

But, as the novel progresses Crooks becomes more socialable and you find out that he is just lonely and as been in the same situation for so long his perspectives on social life and friendly communication have deteriated. The reason for the change is the conversation that he as with Lennie about his and George's dream. He tries to join in on the dream but fails, yet this change is still there never the less. This change soon disappears when Curley's wife joins in on the conversation and brings him back to where he once stood and back in the same position he was at the beginning of the novel.