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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

  

by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men Characters

Meet the Cast

George Milton

(Click the character infographic to download.) George Milton is our hero, a roving farmworker who is "small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features … [with] small,...

Lennie Small

(Click the character infographic to download.) Don't let the name fool you: Lennie Small is big. Unfortunately, that's about all he has going for him—that, and he's got a really good friend. So,...

Candy

(Click the character infographic to download.) Candy is an old ranch worker ("swamper") who has lost one of his hands in a farm accident. He's spent the best years of his life working on someone el...

Curley's wife

(Click the character infographic to download.) Curley's wife has a lot of names, but we can't repeat any of them in mixed company. Let's just call her trouble: she's a good-looking woman who knows...

Slim

(Click the character infographic to download.) Slim is the "prince of the ranch." He's the consummate Western man: masterful, strong, fair-minded, practical, non-talkative, and exceptionally good a...

Crooks

(Click the character infographic to download.) Crooks (named for his crooked back) is the stable hand who works with the ranch horses. He lives by himself because he is the only black man on the ra...

Curley

(Click the character infographic to download.) Curley is the son of the ranch boss, so he's got a big head—which doesn't quite match up with his body. He used to be a lightweight fighter, and he...

Carlson

(Click the character infographic to download.) Carlson may be the least interesting important character. We learn about all we need to know from when he tells Slim, "Whyn't you get Candy to shoot h...
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