Of Mice And Men: Who's Who

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  • Who's Who
    • George Milton
      • Described as being 'Small and Lean'
      • Learns a morel lesson: wrong to take advantage of the weak.
        • He admits to Slim that he used to make fun of Lennie because he was to stupid
      • Migrant  worker
      • Comes to realise that the world is designed to prey on the weak
      • Feels responsible for Lennie
      • By shooting Lennie, his dreams of owning a ranch die with him
      • Short tempered
    • Lennie Small
      • Has learning disabilities which makes him vulnerable and childlike
      • He is the least dynamic character in the novel. He goes through no significant change/growth
      • Relies heavily on George
      • His innocence is what grounds George, and helps to keep their dream alive
    • Slim
      • He is the natural leader at the ranch. Everyone respects his views and looks up to him.
      • He doesn't need to assert himself to have authority
      • He understands the relationship between George and Lennie
      • Slim is the jerkline skinner (lead mule-team driver) at the ranch
    • Curley
      • Curley is the boss's son
      • He's little - so he hates big guys
      • He is newly-married and is very possessive of his wife - but he still visits brothels.
    • Candy
      • Candy is the oldest ranch hand. He lost his right hand in an accident at work.
      • He is the 'swamper' - the man who cleans the bunkhouse. He knows he will be thrown out and put 'on the county' when he is too old to work.
      • He has a very old dog, which could be a metaphor for Candy, When the dog is 'put down'  he accepts that this will happen to him
      • He is lonely and isolated, but makes friends with George and Lennie
      • He knows that when he find Curley's wife dead, that their  dream of owning a ranch has died aswel
    • Crooks
      • Crooks is the black stable hand or buck
      • He is the only black man around and is made to be isolated by his colour
      • He is always called the 'nigger' by the men, which shows how racism is taken for granted.
      • He is lonely
      • He has seen many men come and go, all dreaming of buying a piece of land, but is now cynical, as no one has ever achieved it.
      • He gets his nick name from his crooked back
    • Curley's wife
      • We never know her name - she is merely Curley's 'property' with no individual identity.
      • She is young, pretty, wears attractive clothes and curls her hair.
      • She is lonely - there are no other women to talk to and Curley is not really interested in her.
      • She doesn't like Curley - she tells Lennie that she only married him when she didn't receive a letter she'd been promised to get into Hollywood.
      • She is naive
  • Of Mice And Men
  • Learns a morel lesson: wrong to take advantage of the weak.
    • He admits to Slim that he used to make fun of Lennie because he was to stupid

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chloe

wheres lennie?

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