Steinbeck 22 Wants to put it out of its suffering and kill it. Curley's Wife: She is indirectly characterized for lack of a better word a whoer. He is indirectly characterized as a pretty kind worker, who wants to work with George and Lennie. People look up to him for advice. He is the first person Lennie and George meet at the ranch. Suddenly, the calm is broken.
Read an Crooks - Crooks, the black stable-hand, gets his name from his crooked back. And likes talking to slim. There are no people in the scene. I was jus' foolin' ,Lennie. Slim: Slim is indirectly characterized as a good worker and a kind man, who wants to work on the same bucking team as George and Lenny.
He's alla time picking scraps with big guys. There were past incidences of Lennie being inappropriate towards women. Candy - Candy is worried about growing old and is the father of Curley. His physical description is stated on page 1 basically saying he's the complete opposite of George. Other characters say shell do anyone for a couple of bucks. This character possesses no means of causing a scene, or agitating people. He was also described as animal-like.
As Carlson and Curley watch Slim lead George away, Carlson says to Curley. Curley's wife is described indirectly by the characters. Has the American Dream of a better life. He accidentally kills his mice friends wen they nibble on him and he can carry large loads. John Steinbeck portrays the character Lennie as the follower, and never the leader. Almost like Lennie and his perception of death. Aunt Clara represents the past and the rabbit represents the future The dream for George is only important if he has someone to share it with George and Candy can get the dream easier with Lennie gone but George doesn't feel the drive for it anymore Tragic hero- George Tragic flaw- continues to protect Lennie The book of Mice and Men ends with the character who everyone loves to hate because it represents how society does not realize the importance of dreams and friendship to outcasts.
Scared of what will happen to him when he is too old to work. Candy- Candy was directly described as a grizzled older looking man. He wore a work glove on his left hand, and, like the boss, he wore high-heeled boots. Due to being mentally handicap he constantly depends on George for most things. His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be it politics or love. George doesn't like her because she's not only sleeping with her husband and Lennie thinks she pretty.
Although unintentional, Lennie causes harm, and death to people and animals. Gentle and kind, Lennie nevertheless does not understand his own strength. Her husband is not very pleasing enough to her, and is shown through her actions throughout the development of the story. Never named — seen as a role rather than an individual. It's interesting to note that everyone in the book seems to use rather similar language. Lennie breaks almost every bone in Curleys hand by squeezing it. As Lennie is looking away, George pulls out the gun and shoots Lennie, his friend, in the back of the head, killing him instantly.
He does his job well. He characterizes each person differently to make the story flow better and be easier to read. Candy- Reffered to as the swamper by George and Lennie' basically just an old man who is helping George and Lennie figure out the details about the ranch and its people. On page 25 he is described as a thin young man with a brown face, with brown eyes and a head of tightly curled hair. Other characters are also directly and indirectly described. He is the son of Candy. He had an old dog, who the others convinced to let him put him down.
His ear heard more than was said to him. Therefore, indicates the lack of identity the habitants have. As shown in the quote, he is described as if he is an animal, like the way he walks and drinks water. How does the character behave? Steinbeck tells directly the about the characters personality and also dialog from other characters readers will pick up. Candy seems like an honest and wise man when he says that he hears a lot but doesn't repeat it all. Lennie: Has the strength of a bear, and has big hands.
He seems he would be a valuable friend to George and Lennie because of the way he is respected. The contradiction between his name and his size is similar to the contradiction that we see in his behavior: he wants to be gentle, but he just ends up killing the things he loves. They describe leenie as a tall man with very chizzled features. These situations result from his intense affection for soft and furry animals, objects, or people, while failing to recognize his enormous strength. The literary element of characterization.
He is described by Steinbeck as tall and skinny. He is very pushy, as he kept telling candy to let him put down his old dog. Lennie likes to pet mice because they are soft, but he kills most of them with his big clumsy hands because he doesn't know his own strength George is angry at Lennie for getting into trouble. There are times though were George considers leaving Lennie to live a better life. While, George took a little longer to decide if it was safe enough to drink.