Of Mice and Men–Character Descriptions Flashcard Example #37827

Lennie
huge man
Lennie
shapeless face
Lennie
large pale eyes
Lennie
strong, quick
Lennie
child-like
Lennie
forgetful
Lennie
innocent minded, no common sense
Lennie
drags his hands like a bear
Lennie
“If I get in any trouble, you ain’t gonna let me tend the rabbits”
George
small and quick
George
defined face
George
dark of face, eyes
George
restless face
George
sharp, strong
George
defined features
Lennie
gentle and kind
Lennie
likes to pet soft things
Lennie
doesn’t know his own strength
George
“You was gonna leave your big flapper shut and leave me do the talkin; damn near lost us the job”
Candy
old man
Candy
old dog
Candy
hand injury; missing a hand
Candy
aging ranch handyman/janitor
Candy
offers to put in money towards dream ranch
Candy
squirmed at the thought of shooting his dog
Candy
death of his dog foreshadows death of Lennie’s death
Crooks
born in California
Crooks
crooked back
Crooks
African American
Crooks
lonely, has his own room
Crooks
offers to help Lennie and George with their dream
Crooks
“his lean face was lined with deep black wrinkles, and he had thin, pain tightened lips which were lighter than his face”
Crooks
“his eyes lay deep in his head, and because of their depth, seemed to glitter with intensity”
Crooks
very intelligent, reads frequently
Crooks
tries to be organized, yet his room contains all stuff for the animal
Crooks
most possessions on the ranch; represents his permanency
Crooks
sees danger when it approaches (Lennie)
Crooks
Curley’s wife likes confronting this character
Crooks
voice of reason
Crooks
black stable hand
Crooks
proud, bitter, sometimes funny
Crooks
has seen countless men talk of a similar dream and fail, yet wants to join Lennie
Curley
young and thin
Curley
brown tight hair and face
Curley
small man syndrome
Curley
boxer, aggressive
Curley
bosses son
Curley
paranoid
Curley
defensive and unaware of his wife’s doings
Curley
wears high heeled boots to establish his dominance, supremacy
Slim
tall
Slim
long black hair
Slim
blue jeans, denim jacket
Slim
confident, great authority, leader
Slim
all talking stops when he speaks
Slim
compared to royalty, majesty
Slim
Prince of the Ranch
Slim
“ageless hatchet face”
Slim
George confides in him
Slim
nonjudgmental
Slim
George explains to him why they left Weed
Slim
agrees that Candy should kill his dog, only reason Curley does
Slim
quiet, insightful
Carlson
big stomach man
Carlson
sense of humor
Carlson
insensitive
Carlson
his gun kills Candy’s dog and Lennie
Carlson
doesn’t like Candy’s dog, says it is worthless, old, smelly
Carlson
represents the majority of migrant workers
Carlson
“Now what do you suppose is eatin at those two guys?”
Carlson
fails to see the things that matter to people, companionship
Curley’s wife
color red is emphasized
Curley’s wife
bright red nails, lipstick, shoes, ostrich feathers
Curley’s wife
hair is like rolled sausages
Curley’s wife
tightly rolled curls
Curley’s wife
wide set eyes
Curley’s wife
nasal, brittle quality
Curley’s wife
viewed as Curley’s possession–not named
Curley’s wife
desperate for attention
Curley’s wife
wanted to be a movie star
Curley’s wife
has a dream like George and Lennie, yet is unrealistic
Curley’s wife
intelligent, but doesn’t see Lennie’s danger
Curley’s wife
uses her appeal and feminine attractions for attention
Curley’s wife
when killed, looks peacefully beautiful; “all meanness” is gone
Boss
wears high heel boots with spurs to show dominance
Boss
black is emphasized with him
Boss
doesn’t understand why the two travel together
Boss
thinks George may be taking Lenny’s pay
Boss
takes temper out on Crooks

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