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Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

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Of Mice and Men | Characters

Character Description
Lennie Lennie is the friend of George. He wants to get a small farm and tend rabbits. Read More
George George is the friend of Lennie. He makes plans about getting a small farm. Read More
Curley's wife Curley's wife seeks attention and affection from men, leading to her death. Read More
Curley Curley is the boss's son. He is insecure about being short and constantly picks fights with larger men. Read More
Slim Slim is the ranch's jerkline skinner. He is understanding and well respected by the workers. Read More
Candy Candy is an old man who shares Lennie and George's dream of getting a small farm. Read More
Aunt Clara Aunt Clara raised Lennie.
The boss The boss is a hard man who is in charge of the ranch.
Carlson Carlson is a ranch worker who wants to shoot Candy's old dog.
Crooks Crooks is an African American stable hand who is angry at white people because they treat him as inferior.
Whit Whit is a ranch worker.
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