Of Mice and Men- Curley

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Key Characteristics:

  • Small
  • Agressive
  • Antagonist
  • Possessive
  • Jealous

Key Points:

  • Curley is initially described as a "thin young man with a brown face, with brown eyes and a head of tightly curled hair.", and due to his size doesn't like big guys, like Lennie.
  • It is mentioned that he likes to pick fights with other guys in order to show his masculinity, hence why he went after Lennie as he is a physically big guy that is slower than most.
  • Steinbeck presents Curley's relationship with his wife as though she is his


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