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    George isn't the focus of the story, and it says alot about his character. George is more sincere, and cares more about Lennie than himself so Steinbeck doesn't go into his history to capture this. Also, it's because Steinbeck is trying to focus on characters like Lennie, Crooks, Curleys Wife and Candy as because it is a microcosm of 1930's America, he wants to focus the novella more on their stories to fight prejudice. George however is the average 1930s man, the only thing unusual about him is his friendship with Lennie as none of the other men travel round together from ranch to ranch like George and Lennie. Hope this helped
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    (Original post by caitlinford3)
    George isn't the focus of the story, and it says alot about his character. George is more sincere, and cares more about Lennie than himself so Steinbeck doesn't go into his history to capture this. Also, it's because Steinbeck is trying to focus on characters like Lennie, Crooks, Curleys Wife and Candy as because it is a microcosm of 1930's America, he wants to focus the novella more on their stories to fight prejudice. George however is the average 1930s man, the only thing unusual about him is his friendship with Lennie as none of the other men travel round together from ranch to ranch like George and Lennie. Hope this helped
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    (Original post by Chiso_1)
    Why does Steinbeck not talk about Georges history as much as Lennies?
    You could say that Lennie has more of a focal point in the novella because in 1930's America disabled people were discarded off and seen as a burden to society, however Steinbeck viewed those who were marginalized from society more sympathetically so he wanted to focus the novel on them. Steinbeck's novels are always rendered with a moral, he's socialistic views was reflected in his books including OMAM (expand on this). You could then link this "sympathetic" theme with Crooks where in the first chapter he's introduced, Steinbeck refers to him as a 'negro' as opposed to the offensive word which suggests he did not have those prejudiced/racist views that were prevalent at the time.
 
 
 
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