Of mice and men created by Brianna Villa

George Milton

Quote 1 -> "The first man was small and quick , dark of eyes, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features." (page 2)

Quote 2 -> "God a' mighty, if I was alone I could live so easily. I could go get a job an' work, an' no trouble." (page 11)

George's dream~ To have his own ranch, and be his own boss. (page 14)

Key details:

-small

-has a special bond with Lennie

-smart

-gets frustrated over Lennie's mental weakness.

-farm worker

-Slender arms

-Thin and bony nose

Lennie Small

Quote 1 -> " Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws." (page 2)

Quote 2 -> "If you don't want me I can go off in the hills an' find a cave. I can go away any time."

Lennie's dream~ To have a piece of land, with George. His main desire is to be able to tend the rabbits.

Key details:

-large

-likes to pet soft things

-mentally disabled

-strong

-simple-minded man

-always gets in trouble

-lumbering

Candy

Quote 1 -> "a tall, stoop-shouldered old man...he was dresses in blue jeans and carried a big push-broom in his left hand." (page 18)

Quote 2-> The old man squirmed uncomfortably. "Well-hell! I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him." He said proudly, "You wouldn't think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheep dog I ever seen." (page 44)

Candy's dream~ To move with George and Lennie and live a new life.

Key details:

-missing hand

-swamper

-offers money to George

-believes they will get rid of him when he is useless

-dog was killed

-his dream doesn't become reality

Curley

Quote 1 -> "By Christ, he's gotta talk when he's spoke to. What the hell are you gettin' into it for?"

Quote 2 -> "I’ll try to catch him," said Curley. His eyes passed over the new men and he stopped. He glanced coldly at George and then at Lennie. His arms gradually bent at the elbows and his hands closed into fists.

Curley's dream~ A man that is respected by everyone, who is big and significant to everyone.

Key details:

-wears a glove on left hand

-doesn't like big guys

-protective over wife

-fighter

-son of the boss

-small man

-selfish

Crooks

Quote 1 -> "You got no right to come in my room. This here's my room. Nobody got any right in here but me."

Quote 2 -> "Come on in and set a while," Crooks said. "'Long as you won't get out and leave me alone, you might as well set down." His tone was a little more friendly

Crook's dream~ To be apart of something, even if it's only a small part. Wants to be treated equally as everyone.

Key details:

-colored man

-treated differently

-crooked back

-lonely

-has his own room

Slim

Quote 1-> "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."

Quote 2 -> "Slim had not moved. His calm eyes followed Lennie out of the door. "Jesus," he said. "He's jes' like a kid, ain't he."

Slim's dream~ doesn't have dreams for the future

Key details:

-prince of the ranch

-jerkline skinner

-good at what he does

-non-talkative

-strong

-is accused of being flirty with Curley's wife

-fair-minded man

Curley's wife

Quote 1 ->"Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny."

Quote 2 -> "Well, a show come through, an' I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my ol' lady wouldn' let me. She says because I was on'y fifteen. But the guy says I coulda. If I'd went, I wouldn't be livin' like this, you bet."

Curley's wifes dream~ Her dream was to be a Hollywood star.

Key details:

-killed by lennie

-married to Curley

-flirty

-is not allowed to do things

-doesn't really like curley

-lonely

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