Of Mice and Men Characters

Of Mice and Men Characters

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  • George Milton
  • Physical Traits: George has sharp facial features, tan skin, and is muscular, although not as strong and big as Lennie.
  • Character Traits: George is very intelligent and suspicious of people. He is protective of Lennie.
  • Quote: "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family."
  • Lennie Small 
  • Physical Traits: Lennie is very large and strong, stronger than he realizes. He has pale blank eyes and a shapeless face.
  • Character Traits: Lennie has an intellectual disability. Because of this he likes to touch soft things, forgets things often, relies on George and forgets his own strength. He is often a source of conflict for George.
  • Quote: "I'd pet em, and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their head a little and then they was dead - because they was so little."
  • Candy
  • Quote: "A guy on a ranch don't never listen nor he don't ast no questions."
  • Physical Traits: Candy is pretty old and lost one of have one of his hands. He isn't big either.
  • Character Traits: Since Candy is both old and missing a hand, he is one of the weaker men on the ranch. He provides a lot of information both for the reader and George and Lennie. It is clear that Candy is lonely.
  • Slim
  • Physical Traits: Slim is pretty tall, a bit strong but not as strong as Lennie.
  • Character Traits: Slim is a natural leader, whose opinion matters to the ranchers more than anyone elses. He is sharp, insightful, and picks up on things other people don't.
  • Curley
  • Character Traits: Curley is a short tempered person, and gets pretty mad easily. Candy notices that he gets mad at people bigger than him and likes to pick fights with them, especially Lennie. This along with his high heeled boots shows that he is insecure.
  • Physical Traits: Curley is the smallest on the ranch and pretty skinny. He wears high heeled boots to make himself seem taller. Despite his size he packs a punch.
  • Curley's Wife
  • Physical Traits: Blonde "sausage curl" hair, red lipstick and nail polish, lots of makeup, red shoes...very attractive
  • Character Traits: Always wandering around "looking" for Curley. Very flirtatious with a nasal voice. Seems to be looking for attention from men other than Curley.
  • Quote: " Ain't many guys travel around together"
  • Quote: "Let the big guy talk...Well, nex' time you answer when you're spoke to."
  • Quote: "She smiled archly and twitched her body. 'Nobody can't blame a person for looking.'"
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