of mice and men

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  • Of mice and men
    • George
      • small, but quick whitted
      • Good friend and father figure to lennie, looks after him after his aunt clara died
      • Honest with the people he trusts and shares the dream with lennie of owning a ranch
    • Lennie
      • Big man in contrast with his name
      • George looks after him, sees George as a father figure
      • Shares the dream with George of owning their own ranch, it's his job to tend the rabbits
      • Likes to pet soft things like mice and puppies
        • Got him into trouble in weed and caused him to kill curley's wife
      • Forgetful- constantly reminded about important things
      • Extremely strong
      • Often referred to as an animal or a child
    • Slim
      • Understands George and Lennies relationship
      • Is respected
      • Quiet dignity- doesn't need to assert himself to have authority
      • The natural leader- everyone likes him
    • Curley
      • The boss's son- doesn't do ordinary jobs
      • Little- hates big guys
      • He is a prize fighter and takes every opportunity to fight
      • Newly married- still visits brothels
      • Has a glove with vaseline in to keep his hand soft for his wife
    • Curley's wife
      • Flirtatious
      • Likes hanging round the bunkhouse
      • Young and pretty
      • You never find out her name- has no identity- purely curleys property
      • Newly married to curley
      • Lonely
      • Doesn't like curley- only married him because she couldn't be a movie star- blames her mum
      • Naive
    • Crooks
      • Black stable hand/buck
      • Only permanent employee on the ranch
      • Hurt his back- gives him constant pain
      • Only black man- isolated by his colour
      • Called "nigger" by the men- shows racism doesn't matter
      • Proud
      • Lonely
      • Only mixes with the men to play games
      • Has his own room with a few possessions
    • Candy
      • Oldest ranch hand- lost his hand in an accident at work
      • Is the "swamper"- the man who cleans the bunkhouse
      • "too old to work" might loose his job- doesn't challenge anything
      • Has on old dog, very close- had him as a pup
      • Becomes friends with lennie and George and plans to share their dream
      • Furious when lennie kills curleys wife- knows the dream is over
    • Carlson
      • Shoots candys dog
      • Insensitive
      • Quite dominant
  • Slim
    • Understands George and Lennies relationship
    • Is respected
    • Quiet dignity- doesn't need to assert himself to have authority
    • The natural leader- everyone likes him
  • Curley's wife
    • Flirtatious
    • Likes hanging round the bunkhouse
    • Young and pretty
    • You never find out her name- has no identity- purely curleys property
    • Newly married to curley
    • Lonely
    • Doesn't like curley- only married him because she couldn't be a movie star- blames her mum
    • Naive

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