"The first man was small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes, and sharpe, strong features," (page 2).
"George said,'He's my... cousin. I told his old lady I'll take care of him. He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid,'"(page 2).
- Small Guy
- Knows how to keep a job
- Supports Lennie
- Knows when Lennie is lying
Of course everyone has a dream and George's dream is to become his own boss.
"Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, sharpeless face, with large, plate eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders," (page 2).
"Lennie held his closed hand away from George's direction. 'It's on' ya mouse, George."
- Big Guy
- Loves soft thing
- Pets stuff
- Not smart
- Always have a friend to support him
- Not aware of things
Lennie's dream is to tend the rabbits.
"I don't know... Tell you what-- last guy that had thiss bed was blacksmith-- hell of a nice guy and as clean as a guy as you want to meet. Used to wash his hands even after he ate."
"'S'pose I went in with you guys. Tha's three hundred an fifty bucks I'd put in,'" (page 59).
- Old Ranch Worker
- One handed
- Have little money
- Loses his dog and his ambition
- Also known as handyman
- He fears going
- Old man
Candy wanted to join George and Lennie on there own dream ranch.
"'I'm gonn get him. I'm going for my shootgun. I'll kill that son-of-a-b***h myself," (page 96).
- Boss' son
- Always pick up fights
- Doesn't like it when other guys talk to his wife
- Fights Lennie and loses
- Broken hard at the end
Carley's dream is to become the toughest guy out there, where people can remember his name. He would be able to hit anyone and knock them out.
"Crooks said sharply,' You got no right to come in my room. This here's my room. Nobody got any right in here but me.'"
"This room was swept and fairly neat, for Crooks was a proud, aloof man," (page 67).
- Black man
- Actually only bLack man on the ranch
- Has lots of alone time
- No one wants to play cards with him
Crooks' dream is to have some respect from the guys on the ranch because they're always mean to him because he's black.
"She wore her bright cotton dress and the mules with red ostrich feathers. Her face was made up and the little sausage curls were all in places," (page 89).
"She stood in front of Lennie and put her hands on hips, and she frowned disappointedly at him," (page101).
- A tart
- Married who barely interested in her
- Women in 1930s had no respect
- Got married too early
- A lot of a lone time.
Her dream was to become a movie star.
"'What'd you do in Weed?' Slim asked calmly... he nodded very slowly. 'So what happened,'" (page 41-42).
"Slim looked through George and beyond him. 'Ain't many guys travel around together,' he mused. 'I don't know why. Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.'"
- He's like a leader
- Prince of the ranch
Slim has no dream. As far as I know.