They’re partners. They travel together whilst other travel by themselves. Most of the ranchers comment on how weird it is that they stick together even though they’re traveling. We don’t know why they are until George tells the story of him almost drowning Lennie. "We travel together," said George coldly. "Oh, so it's that way." George was tense and motionless. "Yea, it's that way."
The Farm represents the American dream really. Its their dream, it's their escape from all the bad in the world that's going on around them. In a way, its heaven. "They fell into a silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true."
The bunk house is a shack with a bunch of bunks and a little table to play cards on. The men don't really spend time there but the time between dinner and sleeping. The bunk seems really dim compared to the pool of water that George and Lennie slept on when they first made their appearance. But it is also light. They guys are very friendly to Lennie and George. Even when Lennie had the possibility to get canned they stuck up for him
Curley is insecure about his size. He’s shorter/smaller than the other man and wants to be big like them. I think he may have been bullied over it at one point. Now he has his wife who doesn't seem to want him. Or wants other men. It makes him even more insecure. He gets mad at Lennie because he thinks he's making fun of him. Curley has a very dark and looming presence over them. It makes them nervous and on edge. It shows a possibility of getting canned and their dream not coming true. George makes sure to let Lennie know that he doesn't like Curley and doesn't want Lennie to blow the chance that they have. He tells Lennie if he gets into trouble to hide in the bushes by the pool of water. I think it is good advice because Lennie could get himself in trouble without realizing it and George wants to make sure Lennie is safe
I think Candy is one of the loneliest characters. He doesn't have a family, he doesn't have a hand. He had his and best friends but soon the dog got old and a stranger shot it to put it out of its misery. He hears this dream of the guys wanting to own a farm and live their dreams and he wants to quickly jump on the wagon because He wants that heaven, the belonging, and that peace.
I think George is very lonely on the inside. Because he has to take care of Lennie and make sure Lennie is safe and not getting into trouble. And he really doesn't have anyone to take care of him. No wife, no kids. He's always on the road, no one to really miss him and i'm sure it can get lonely doing it all on yourself. I think getting him that farm will do him good. He'll settle down get a wife and kids. Have Candy help on the farm. He'll be happy.