"Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders," (page 2) "Lennie held his closed hand away from George's direction. It's on' y a mouse, George."
- Large guy
- Not very intelligent
- A little slow
- Likes soft things
"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 ."
- Black guy
- No one wants him
- Only black guy
" 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'd take care of him. He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid,"page 22.
- Small guy
- Knows how to find a job when Lennie gets them fired.
"She wore her bright cotton dress and the mules with red osrtish feathers. Her face was made up and the little sausage curls were all in places," page86. "She stood in front of lennie and put her hands on her hip, and she frowned disapprovingly at him,"page 101
- Married to curly
- Rushed into her marriage
" I'm gonn get him. I going for my shotgun. I'll kill that son of a b**** myself," page 96."
- He doesn't like it when his wife is talking to other guys
- Always picks on fights with bigger guys
- Boss son
"I don't know... Tell you what - last guy that had this 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
- One hand
- Old ranch worker
- Killed his dog
- Nice man