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  • Power
    • Social economic
      • The Boss
        • Owner, decided who works on the ranch
          • High and powerful
            • "High heeled boots"
              • Spurs on his boots suggest that he does not do physical work
              • Superior and dominant
      • Candy
        • Given compensation when he lost his hand
          • Saves his money
            • Makes the dream farm into a reality
      • Curley
        • Bosses son and he abuses his status
          • Has no respect from the other men
          • Hasn't earned anything
          • "Won't ever get canned cause his old man's the boss"
      • Curley's wife
        • Earned it through marrage
        • Compared to models and actresses
          • Shows of her wealth in her appreances
            • "Heavily made up face"
    • Intellectual
      • Slim
        • Described at the settler of all arguments
          • All the men respect him and go to him with their issues
          • "His ear heard more than was said to him"
            • His intelligence lies beyond knowledge but his ability to make the right decisons
        • Convinced Curley to lie about his injury
      • George
        • He is described as a small but smart man
        • He is Lennie conscience
          • Shows he is aware of his surroundings and is always thinking
          • he uses his judgment to decided what will be best for Lennie
            • like at the end when he decided to shoot lennie
      • Crooks
        • he has books and the civil right code in his bunk
          • Because od his isolation he has developed a unique intelligence
        • His ability to manipulate others shows his power of persuation
    • Seductive
      • Curley's wife
        • The olny thing she has is her looks
          • So she uses them to manipulate the other men, via flirting
            • to get attention from other men and her husband
          • That's why she makes herself up so much
        • She is not seen as a person but a possession
    • Racial
      • Everyone except crooks
        • The books in set in the 1930s, when racism was normal
          • The other men don't let crooks into their bunk house
            • in Section 4 Candy admits it is the first time he has every been in Crook's room
          • Untitled
    • Physical
      • Curley
        • We learn from Candy that he used to be a boxer
          • "Curley's pretty handy"
          • Because of his height he is self-conscious and pick on bigger man
            • "He alla time picking fights with big guys"
            • Because of this he didn't like Lennie from the start and always threatened him
              • In the fight scene is when Curley loses the physical power he had
                • This damaged his ego
                  • Why he was so desperate to shoot Lennie in the guts
                  • Told people he got his hand caught in a machine
      • Lennie
        • due to his size and strength, he has the most power
          • But He never learns his own strength
            • Which is what always gets him into trouble
            • crushes mice with a brush of his finger and kills a puppy with a light smack
          • "He could bust every bone in my body"
            • Shows how much physical power Lennie has over George
      • Candy is the only one to show no physical power at all
        • Because he is old and only has one hand

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