Carlson doesn't understand why Slim and George are upset at the end of the novel. He says, "Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?". He's very agressive and is quick to pick a fight - "You come for me an' I'll kick your God damn head off".
Curley wears 'high-heeled boots' like the boss. These give him extra height because he's 'little'. He wears them to show his authority and that he is 'not a labouring man'.
Curley is really jumpy. Candy describes him as 'handy' in a fight and Whit says he was in the final for the 'Golden Gloves'. He's paranoid about where his wife is - "You seen a girl around here?". He's aggressive - "He's alla time picking scraps". He's disliked - "This guy Curley sounds like a son-of-a-*****". He wants to prove his authority but picks…