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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

George

Lennie is too simple-minded, Slim too wonderful, Curley too mean, Candy too washed-up, and Crooks too isolated: but George is the baby bear of our story, and just the right fit for protagonist. Like a typical protagonist, he undergoes a change: from being a person who believes in the dream farm to a person who has killed his best friend and no longer believes in the possibility of the ideal.


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