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The two central characters in Of Mice and Men are George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant field workers searching for farm work in southern California during the s. When the book begins, George and Lennie have just arrived at a new ranch; there, George and Lennie—and, through them, the readers—meet a fascinating cast of characters. Lennie Small is a large, gentle-hearted migrant worker who has a mental disability.

He relies on George Milton, his lifelong friend and fellow migrant worker, for guidance and safety. In George's presence, Lennie defers to his authoritative friend, but when George is not around, Lennie speaks more freely. Sometimes, he lets slip information that George told him to keep secret, like their plan to buy a plot of land.

Lennie loves touching anything soft, from fabric to a mouse's fur to a woman's hair. He is a classic gentle giant, never seeking to cause harm, but his physical power unintentionally leads to destruction.

When Lennie receives a puppy as a gift from one of the other field workers, he accidentally kills it by petting it too strongly. Lennie's inability to rein in his physical strength leads to trouble for both men, most notably when he accidentally kills Curley's wife.

George Milton is both a domineering leader and a loyal protector of Lennie. The two men grew up together, but George exerts greater authority in the friendship because of Lennie's dependence. George and Lennie frequently talk about getting land of their own. Lennie seems to take this plan very seriously, but George's commitment is less clear. George sometimes complains about his care-taking role, but he is clearly committed to looking out for Lennie. However, his reasoning is never clearly explained.

It may be that George stays with Lennie because the relationship gives him a sense of authority when his life otherwise lacks self-determination. After Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife, George chooses to kill Lennie.

The decision is an act of mercy to spare his friend from suffering at the hands of the other field workers. Curley is the aggressive, short-statured son of the ranch owner. He struts around the farm authoritatively and is rumored to be a former Golden Gloves boxer. Curley constantly picks fights, especially with Lennie; one such fight leads to Lennie crushing Curley's hand.

Curley wears a glove on one of his hands at all times. The other workers claim the glove is filled with lotion to keep his hand delicate for his wife. Curley is, in fact, very jealous and protective of his wife, and he frequently fears she is flirting with the other workers.

After Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife, Curley leads the other workers on a murderous hunt for the newcomer. Candy is an aging ranch handyman who lost one of his hands years ago in an accident. As a result of both his disability and his age, Candy worries about his future on the farm. Crooks, who got his nickname because of his misshapen back, is a stable hand and the sole African American worker on the ranch.

Because of his race, Crooks is disallowed from living in the barn with the other workers. Crooks is bitter and cynical, but nevertheless gets along well with Lennie, who doesn't share the other workers' racism.

Even though George has sworn him to secrecy, Lennie tells Crooks that he and George are planning to buy land. Crooks expresses deep skepticism. Later in the same scene, Curley's wife approaches the two men, chatting flirtatiously. When Crooks asks her to leave, Curley's wife hurls racial epithets at him and says that she could have him lynched. Curley's wife is a young, pretty woman whose name is never mentioned in the novella.

Her husband, Curley, is jealous and distrustful, and he frequently snaps at her. She has a sweet side, demonstrated when she tells Lennie about her childhood dreams of movie stardom, as well as a cruel streak, as evidenced by the racist verbal attack she launches at Crooks. Curley's wife is less developed than other characters, and she seems to serve mostly to drive the plot forward and stir up conflict.

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Curley's wife is lonely because character chraacter is not the friend she hoped for—she deals with her loneliness by flirting with the men on the ranch, which causes Curley to increase his abusiveness and jealousy. John Steinbeck: The Contemporary Reviews. He is one of the workers at the ranch, a young man who and Carlson the magazine with the letter from William Tenner. Afraid that he will eventually be fired mice he can no longer do his chores, he convinces George to let him msn their dream of a farm men he can bring the necessary see more to the scheme. American Library Association.

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Next Chapter 1. The Californian. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. She took Lennie in as a child, and on her deathbed asked George to look after Lennie for her. Still, when Carlson objects to the dog's smell, Candy allows Carlson to put the dog out link its misery.

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After being hired at a farm, the pair are confronted by Curley—The Boss's small, aggressive son with a Http://nebticara.gq/the/the-challenge-invasion-of-the-champions-cast-1.php complex who dislikes larger men, and starts to target Lennie. Lennie possesses the greatest physical strength of any character, which should therefore establish a sense of respect as he is employed as a ranch hand. After Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife, Charcter chooses to kill Lennie.

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Postby Tojajora В» 17.08.2019

While things do not go as planned, having a piece of land where he could not be kicked off momentarily gave Candy something for which to hope. The trio are ecstatic, but their joy is overshadowed when Curley attacks Lennie, who defends himself by easily crushing Curley's fist while urged on by George. Due to his race and physical deformity, Crooks lives by himself in the ranch's barn.

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Whit A ranch hand who had a minor part in the story. Still, when Carlson objects to the dog's smell, Candy allows Carlson to put the dog out of its misery. Archived from the charaacter PDF on Literature Resource Center.

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