Character descriptions

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  • Character descriptions
    • George Milton
      • "restless eyes" Pg 2
        • He's on the lookout for Lennie and danger
      • "'Lennie!' he said sharply. 'Lennie for God' sakes..." Pg 3
        • He's on the lookout for Lennie and danger
      • "The first man"
        • Shows he is the leader of the pair (G+L)
      • Lennie Small
        • "a huge man, shapeless of face" Pg 2
          • Opposite of Lennie
          • "ya mean the big guy?" Pg 76 - said by crooks
        • "he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws" Pg 2
          • Animal Like
          • "Dabbled his big paw in the water" Pg 3
        • Drank with long gulps, snorting like a horse" Pg 3
          • Animal Like
        • "Slowly, like a terrier who doesn't want to bring a ball to his master," Pg 9
          • The master being George. George is in charge and Lennie is a follower
        • "Strong as a bull" Pg 24
          • "lennie was looking helplessly to George for instruction." Pg28
            • The master being George. George is in charge and Lennie is a follower
          • "Hell of a nice fella, but he ain't bright" Pg 38 - said by George
            • "He ain't mean" Pg 46 - said by Slim
          • "He's jes' like a kid, ain't he" Pg 47 - Said by Slim + George
          • "A guy can talk to you an' be sure you want go       '" Pg 75-6 - said by Crooks
        • Crooks
          • "The stable bucks a nigga" Pg 21 - said by Candy.
            • In the period the word "nigga" was acceptable and the normal thing to call someone who's black
            • "In the stable  buck's room." Pg 74
          • "Nice fella, too. Got a crooked back." Pg 22 - said by Candy
            • 'His body was bent over to the left by his crooked spine." Pg 74
          • "Crooks was a proud, aloof man" Pg 74
          • "I ain't a southern negro" Pg 75
            • "I was  born right here in California" Pg 75
              • Proud of his heritage - not from a salve background
                • "I ain't a southern negro" Pg 75
                  • "I was  born right here in California" Pg 75
                    • Proud of his heritage - not from a salve background
          • Candy
            • "a tall, stoop-shouldered old man" Pg 19
            • "The old swamper" Pg 19
              • Swamper = general handy man
              • Refers to his age - "old"
                • "a tall, stoop-shouldered old man" Pg 19
            • Gossips to try and make friends because his only companion is his old dog - which is shot later by Carlson
          • The Boss
            • "A little stocky man" Pg 22
            • "He wore high-heeled boots and spurs to prove he was not a labouring man"
              • To show his authority as the boss.
            • Not a main character so little is needed to be known about him.
          • Slim
            • "Big tall skinner." Pg 25 - said by boss.
              • "A jerkline skinner" Pg 30 - said by Candy
              • "A tall man stood in the doorway" Pg 36
            • "His hatchet face was ageless. He could have been thirty-five or fifty."  Pg 37
          • Curley's wife
            • "I think Curley's married... a tart" Pg 31 - said by Candy
              • In  Of Mice and Men, women are either a Mary   Magdalene 9 a whore) or a motherly figure (e.g. Aunt Clara)
              • " Jesus, what a tramp" Pg 35
              • George calls her a "bitch" - Pg35
            • "A girl" Pg  34
            • "She had  full roughed lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up" Pg 34
              • Roughed = red
                • Red is a symbol for danger
                  • Curley's wife wears a lot of red which suggest she is a danger/threat to G+L
            • "Her voice had a nasal, brittle quality" Pg 34
              • Suggest she is trying to hard
            • "Leaned against the door so that her body was thrown forward " Pg 34
              • Suggest she wants attention
          • Carlson
            • "A powerful, big-stomached man." Pg 38
            • Carlson  is mean because he is lonely and he can't empathise with others.
              • "What the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?" Pg 118
            • Carlson  shoots Candy's dog for his own selfish reasons - the dog stinks.
              • Carlson  is mean because he is lonely and he can't empathise with others.
                • "What the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?" Pg 118
        • Curley
          • Character descriptions
            • George Milton
              • "restless eyes" Pg 2
                • "'Lennie!' he said sharply. 'Lennie for God' sakes..." Pg 3
                  • "The first man"
                    • Shows he is the leader of the pair (G+L)
                  • Lennie Small
                    • "a huge man, shapeless of face" Pg 2
                      • Opposite of Lennie
                      • "ya mean the big guy?" Pg 76 - said by crooks
                    • "he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws" Pg 2
                      • "Dabbled his big paw in the water" Pg 3
                    • Drank with long gulps, snorting like a horse" Pg 3
                      • "Slowly, like a terrier who doesn't want to bring a ball to his master," Pg 9
                        • "Strong as a bull" Pg 24
                          • "lennie was looking helplessly to George for instruction." Pg28
                            • "Hell of a nice fella, but he ain't bright" Pg 38 - said by George
                              • "He ain't mean" Pg 46 - said by Slim
                            • "He's jes' like a kid, ain't he" Pg 47 - Said by Slim + George
                            • "A guy can talk to you an' be sure you want go       '" Pg 75-6 - said by Crooks
                          • Crooks
                            • "The stable bucks a nigga" Pg 21 - said by Candy.
                              • In the period the word "nigga" was acceptable and the normal thing to call someone who's black
                              • "In the stable  buck's room." Pg 74
                            • "Nice fella, too. Got a crooked back." Pg 22 - said by Candy
                              • 'His body was bent over to the left by his crooked spine." Pg 74
                            • "Crooks was a proud, aloof man" Pg 74
                          • Candy
                            • "The old swamper" Pg 19
                              • Swamper = general handy man
                              • Refers to his age - "old"
                              • Gossips to try and make friends because his only companion is his old dog - which is shot later by Carlson
                            • The Boss
                              • "A little stocky man" Pg 22
                              • "He wore high-heeled boots and spurs to prove he was not a labouring man"
                                • To show his authority as the boss.
                              • Not a main character so little is needed to be known about him.
                            • Slim
                              • "Big tall skinner." Pg 25 - said by boss.
                                • "A jerkline skinner" Pg 30 - said by Candy
                                • "A tall man stood in the doorway" Pg 36
                              • "His hatchet face was ageless. He could have been thirty-five or fifty."  Pg 37
                            • Curley's wife
                              • "I think Curley's married... a tart" Pg 31 - said by Candy
                                • In  Of Mice and Men, women are either a Mary   Magdalene 9 a whore) or a motherly figure (e.g. Aunt Clara)
                                • " Jesus, what a tramp" Pg 35
                                • George calls her a "bitch" - Pg35
                              • "A girl" Pg  34
                              • "She had  full roughed lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up" Pg 34
                                • Roughed = red
                                  • Red is a symbol for danger
                                    • Curley's wife wears a lot of red which suggest she is a danger/threat to G+L
                              • "Her voice had a nasal, brittle quality" Pg 34
                                • Suggest she is trying to hard
                              • "Leaned against the door so that her body was thrown forward " Pg 34
                                • Suggest she wants attention
                            • Carlson
                              • "A powerful, big-stomached man." Pg 38
                              • Carlson  shoots Candy's dog for his own selfish reasons - the dog stinks.
                            • "A thin young man" Pg 27
                            • "like the boss, he wore high-heeled boots."
                              • To show his authority - he's the boss's son
                            • "He's a lightweight and he's handy" Pg 28 -said by Candy
                            • "Glove fulla vaseline" Pg 30- Said by Candy
                              • Keeps it soft for his wife -suggest she is either a tart or he uses her as a sex tool
                            • "Bastard" Pg 32 - called it by George
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