- Main character
- Small, 'defined' ranch worker
- Looks after Lennie-keeps him out of trouble and gets him work
- Has the 'American Dream', wants a ranch of his own with Lennie who wants to 'tend to rabbits'
- Father-like figure to Lennie, has to get food for him and carries his work card
- Together with Lennie, they aren't like other men at the time because they travel together, which was unusual at the time.
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- Big, 'shapeless'
- Childlike mind, loyal to George, gentle giant
- Simple and forgetfull, relies on George for everything
- Animal imagery used to describe him- 'paws'
- Has fasination with rabbits
- Does not know his own strength, which often causes trouble
- Loves soft things, e.g. mice, rabbits and as we soon find out Curley's Wife's hair.
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- Only woman on ranch
- Refered to by men as 'tart' and 'rattrap'
- Could be victim or villain
- Only power she has is over Crooks and lashes out at him
- Constantly looking for attention
- Not given an individual name, just 'Curley's Wife'
- Portrayed as a possession of Curley, she is his
- Had a dream to become an actress, but also does not achieve this
- Killed by Lennie after he snaps her neck.
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- Only black man on ranch
- Victim of racism and discrimination
- Not allowed in bunkhouse, has room in barn
- Extremely lonely, secretly happy when has company
- When Curley's wife enters the room when Lennie and Candy are there, the 4 most powerless characters are in the same room.
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- Bosses son- exboxer
- Bully and coward- picks on bigger guys
- Disliked by everyone, even his wife
- Attacks Lennie, then gets his hand crushed
- Always looking for a fight
- Is 'small' and 'thin'
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- Is the old 'swamper'
- Good natured and becomes friends with George and Lennie
- One of the weaker men on ranch due to age and lost hand
- Was going to put money towards fufilling their 'American Dream'
- The fact that he lost his hand on the ranch shows how safety standards lacked in the 1930's
- Tells George and Lennie all about the people and the ranch
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- Respected by everyone
- Kind natured- gives Lennie a puppy and supports George
- The men look up to Slim, he demonstrates self respect
- On George and Lennie's side and notices how Lennie is 'jes like a kid'.
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