- described as huge and strong
- animal like 'the way a bear drags his paws'
- follows George
- doesn't know his own strength
- Lennie gets shot at the end of the book
- He is in the novel because he is a great believer
- He is content with simple things
- Poses the question - Is death the right thing?
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- Lennie's companion
- He is small and described as 'defined'
- Makes friends with Slim
- Is cautious - water, boss, Curley
- Like Lennie's dad
- George's significance in the novel is that he looks like a typical ranch worker, but he is determined to have more, and he is determined to have that with someone else
- He is the one that shoots lennie and makes the reader think 'What would i have done if i was him'?
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- Boss's Son
- Itching for a fight
- Feels threatened by Lennie's size and relationship with George
- likes power
- He is a weak character despite his urge to fight due to being a coward
- Curleys character is in the novel to show that danger is coming - when he starts on Lennie
- He is also there to highlight Lennie's Strength and show the reader what Lennie is capable of ( foreshadowing Curley's wife's death )
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About Curley's Wife
- Only women in the novel that speaks
- Lonely and therefore seeks conversation with others
- Described as a bit of a 'tart' and someone who has 'got the eye'
- Has a dream, just like Lennie and George
- Weak character because she is a 'girl' - this comes through in her death
- Curley's wife significance in the novel is that she makes the relationships uneasy between the itinirant workers
- She seems to have a very good judge of character
- Her dream echos everyone elses - it's just out of reach and she had to settle for less
- She dies and is ultimatley the reason for Lennie's Death.
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- Is an old,cripple who has worked on the ranch for along time
- has a really old dog, which was his own companion, and which also gets shot - reflecting lennie's death
- knows all the gossip about the ranch and he introduces the reader to alot of characters.
- Candy is what makes George and Lennie's dream able to happen
- He also gives the sense of loneliness, which reflects the times - The wall street crash
- Shows a similar relationship with dog to the one George and Lennie have
- Is a weaker character - like Lennie, becuase of his old age - survival of the fittest?
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- is the stable buck
- is called '*****' by everyone but Slim, who treats him the same as he treats everone
- had a dream about a Chicken Ranch his dad used to own
- Crooks is the one who tells or foreshadows the fact that the dream will never come true
- Reflects the history of the time
- his loneliness follows a long line of people's loneliness.
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