Of Mice and Men Character log


George looked sharply at him. "What'd you take outa that pocket?""Anit a thing in my pocket,"lennie said cleeverly
"If you don' want me I can g off in the hills an' find a cave. I can go away any time."
  • Lennie is not so smart
  • He is big and strong
  • Likes to touch soft things
  • Dosen't know his own strengh
  • Cares for George
  • Gets in trouble
  • He is not mean
O.k. Someday we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and---"


"If you don' want me I can g off in the hills an' find a cave. I can go away any time."
"No—look! I was jus' foolin', Lennie. 'Cause I want you to stay with me."
  • He is sharp
  • He small
  • Has a temper
  • Cares for lennie
  • Good worker
  • Mean at times
  • Very smart
O.k. Someday we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and---"


"George can tell you screwy things, and it don't matter It's just the talking. It's just bein' with another guy. That's all."
"I was born right here in Southern California. My old man had a chicken ranch, ‘bout ten acres. The white kids come to play at our place, an’ sometimes I went to play with them, and some of them was pretty nice. My ‘ol man didn’t like that. I never knew till long later why he didn’t like that. But I know now." He hesitated, and when he spoke again his voice was softer. "There wasn’t another colored family for miles around. And now there ain’t a colored man on this ranch an’ there’s jus’ one family in Soledad.
  • He very hostile
  • He has a crooked back
  • He is the stable guy
  • He minds his own business
  • He is lonely
  • Can't associate with other people
  • He wants more freedom
[Crooks] hesitated. "… If you … guys would want a hand to work for nothing—just his keep, why I'd come an' lend a hand. I ain't so crippled I can't work like a son-of-a-bitch if I want to."


The old man [Candy] 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."
"I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog."
  • He is caring
  • He is scared of being old
  • Cares for his dog
  • Regrets not shooting his dog
  • Wants a place to call home
  • He is helpfull
  • He is depressed of losing his dog
They fell into a silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true.


"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. He stiffened and went into a slight crouch. His glance was at once calculating and pugnacious. Lennie squirmed under the look and shifted his feet nervously. Curley stepped gingerly close to him. "You the new guys the old man was waitin’ for?"
"By Christ,he's gotta when he's spoke to.What the hell are you gettin' into it for"
  • He is small
  • Has short temper
  • Blames everyone
  • To superstitious
  • Does not like big guys
  • Trust nobody
  • Annoying

Want to be a big guy because he doesn't like to get pushed around.

Curly's wife

"Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny."
She smiled archly and twitched her body. "Nobody can't blame a person for lookin'," she said. There were footsteps behind her, going by. She turned her head. "Hi, Slim," she said
  • Attention grabber
  • Lonely
  • Desperate
  • Need attention
  • Selfish
  • Can't accept truth
  • Young
"Awright," she said contemptuously. "Awright, cover 'im up if ya wanta. Whatta I care? You bindle bums think you're so damn good. Whatta ya think I am, a kid? I tell ya I could of went with shows. Not jus' one, neither. An' a guy tol' me he could put me in pitchers…" She was breathless with indignation. "—Sat'iday night. Ever'body out doin' som'pin'. Ever'body! An' what am I doin'? Standin' here talkin' to a bunch of bindle stiffs—a nigger an' a dum-dum and a lousy ol' sheep—an' likin' it because they ain't nobody else."


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."
Slim sighed. "Well, I guess we got to get him…"
  • Kind
  • Prince of ranch
  • Shows empathy
  • Fair
  • Helpful
  • Friendly
  • Independent

Doesn't have a dream for the future.


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