The Question and Answer section for Of Mice and Men is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
George had once told Lennie to jump in a river knowing that Lennie did not know how to swim. Lennie almost drowned.
'He damn near drowned before we could get him. An' he was so damn nice to me for pullin' him out. Clean forgot I told him to jump...
George gets frustrated with Lennie:
"Well, we ain't got any," George exploded. "Whatever we ain't got, that's what you want. God a'mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an' work, an' no trouble. No mess at all, and when...
He uses animal imigery a lot,
"he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws....Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water."