Of Mice and Men characters

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  • Of Mice & Men: Basic character analysis
    • LENNIE
    • CURLEY
      • "Tightly curled hair." - Likewise to his name
  • GEORGE
    • Of Mice & Men: Basic character analysis
      • LENNIE
      • CURLEY
        • "Tightly curled hair." - Likewise to his name
    • Wants to belong somewhere
    • Uses the same gun that Carlson uses to shoot Candy's dog. Reflects both relationships as the same
  • "One stayed behind the other." - Shows Lennie as a follower, not a leader
    • "Bear dragged his paws" "Drinking like a horse." - Portrayed as animals, possibly because he's not as intelligent as a human
      • "Denim trousers and coats" - A migrant worker, poor
        • GEORGE
          • Wants to belong somewhere
          • Uses the same gun that Carlson uses to shoot Candy's dog. Reflects both relationships as the same
      • "Restless eyes" - He's alert, can size people up
        • He's intelligent, clean, has standards of living, neat, pragmatic. Also, could possibly be seen as skeptical as he doesn't trust many people (keeps to himself)
          • "I ain't gonna let 'em hurt Lennie." - George wants to kill Lennie out of love and mercy, not revenge and hatred like Curley
            • SLIM
              • "Hatchet face was ageless." - He has sharp defined features. This could also be a delve into why anyone of any age can talk and identify with him
              • Could be seen as having more power over Curley. "You caught that hand in a machine."
            • A jerkline skinner
              • SLIM
                • "Hatchet face was ageless." - He has sharp defined features. This could also be a delve into why anyone of any age can talk and identify with him
                • Could be seen as having more power over Curley. "You caught that hand in a machine."
            • "Blue jeans and denim jacket." - Shows he's just like the other ranch workers
              • "Gravity in his manor." - He moves with importance
                • "All talk stopped when he spoke."  - Although he only a ranch worker, people respect him and he has a certain authority
                  • "Word is law." - Leader figure of the men, has a value. Another quote to use would be "Helluva nice fella."
                    • "Come we'll get a drink." - Says after George has shot Lennie, compassionate. Also, all through the novel, Slim evokes confidence in George and empathizes with him
                      • "Prince of the Ranch." - Accessible, but also hierarchy of power.
                        • "Heeled boots." - Like the boss, and to make him taller
                          • "Glove on his left hand." - Candy makes a rumor it's to keep it soft for his wife ;)
                            • "Well nex' time you answer when you're spoke." - Demanding, but also has an inferiority complex because he's saying it to Lennie who is a big guy
                              • "Curley ain't givin' knowbody a chance." - Violent and thinks for himself, doesn't comprimise
                                • "Always picking fights."
                                  • "He hates big guys." - Inferiority complex, little man syndrome. Likes to win
                                    • Curley's wife
                                      • "Full rouged lips with wide spaced eyes...heavily made up." - Has makeup on, when the only people to see her are the men around the ranch
                                        • Curley's wife
                                        • "Red dresses." - A colour of flirtatiousness and lust
                                          • "I never get to talk to anybody." - She's oppressed like crooks
                                            • "Can't blame a person for looking." - Likes attention and is flirtatious
                                              • "Tart." - She's judged by the guys
                                                • Just the same Curley's wife, shows how she's shown as a possession and not necessarily a person.
                                                  • "I like to talk to somebody once in a while." - Wants friends, very lonley
                                                    • "They left all the weak ones." - When commenting on how Lennie, Candy and Crooks were left at home. Wants to make herself feel superior, when she was also left at home.
                                                      • "Huge man, shapeless of face." - opposite of George
                                                        • He's physically a man, but mentally a child.
                                                          • "Where are we going?" - Relies on George, like a dog and his master much like Candy and his dog
                                                            • "I get to tend the rabbits." - Has a lifelong dream and gets angry at anything that could possibly get in the way of it.
                                                              • Childish - "Lennie's lip quivered, tears started in his eyes."
                                                                • "I'm not mad, I'm never mad at you." - This shows he's calm under pressure.
                                                                  • "You goddamn crazy *******!" - Uses rough language like workers and men of the ranch would
                                                                    • "You done good." - Like a parent to Lennie, guiding him
                                                                      • CROOKS
                                                                        • Ponders on his dream to be equal but didn't actually achieve it
                                                                        • Oppressed, so oppresses
                                                                        • I could get you strung up on a tree so fast it ain't even funny." - Curley's wife humiliates and asserts her slither of power over him
                                                                      • Called Crooks because of his crippled back
                                                                        • CROOKS
                                                                          • Ponders on his dream to be equal but didn't actually achieve it
                                                                          • Oppressed, so oppresses
                                                                          • I could get you strung up on a tree so fast it ain't even funny." - Curley's wife humiliates and asserts her slither of power over him
                                                                      • 2nd class citizen because he's black and disabled
                                                                        • Could be seen as intelligent as he reads
                                                                          • "What if George don't come back?" - He taunts Lennie, as he's never been able to assert his power over someone till now
                                                                            • "Nobody got no right to be here but me!" - To Lennie when he goes in Crooks' bunk in the barn
                                                                              • CANDY
                                                                                • "Bristly white whiskers." - Shows he's an old man
                                                                                  • CANDY
                                                                                  • "Carrying a broom." - A worker, but different from the others who buck barley
                                                                                    • "The boss is a good fella." - Tries to see the best in everyone
                                                                                      • "Had him since he was a pup." - Proud of his god, even though others aren't, much like George and Lennie
                                                                                        • "A guy on a ranch don't listen or ast no questions." - Truthful, but shows the outcome of loneliness, not talking or listening
                                                                                          • "I ain't got no relatives or nothin'." - Candy is lonely as his dog is dead so he wants to join Lennie and George's dream
                                                                                            • When Candy looks at Curley's wife dead in the hay, he says "Poor *******." Showing us that he believes the true victim is Lennie

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