Of Mice and Men

What is the significance of george's last name?

george milton - of mice and men

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George's last name is significant because he is named after the author of one of Steinbeck's favorite works, "Paradise Lost." It is said that George's character is patterned off of Milton's main character who wishes for nothing more than to return to Eden. In "Of Mice and Men," Lennie is George Milton's one chance to avoid the isolation Adam experiences after being ejected from Eden. But in the end, George is destined to be alone.

His name also means Robbie in Spanish