Of Mice and Men Character Description

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Basic description: "Stoop shouldered old man" "old swamper" Name of character: Candy
Further information: Candy is an old handyman, aging and has only one hand most probably because of an accident. With only one hand he would most probably not be very useful around the ranch. As he has aged his dog has aged also once an impressive sheep herder and now a worn out dog. Candy seems like a friendly character that doesn't like getting into trouble and understands the ranch very well, meaning he has been there for quite a while. From what he says he doesn't seem too happy in the ranch and probably has hopes of owning a farm like George and Lennie.

Basic description: "Stable Buck"
Name of character: Crooks
Further information: Crooks is a lively black stable buck who has taken his name from his crooked back. He has endured a lot of racism in his time at the ranch and most probably is only staying in the ranch because in that time he wouldn't have found too many jobs better than this one with the racism around at that time. He is only allowed to be with most the other men in special occasions like Christmas as shown when it says "They let the nigger come in that night" Suggesting normally he wouldn't be allowed. As like Candy he is not enjoying life on the ranch but has no other option.

Basic description: "The Boss"
Name of Character: N/A
Further information: Stocky well dressed man who owns the ranch, and Curley's father. He is never named in the book. Candy stated in the book that the boss once delivered a gallon of whiskey to the ranch on Christmas Day.

The Boss - The stocky, well-dressed man in charge of the ranch, and Curley’s father. He is never named and appears only once, but seems to be a fair-minded man. Candy happily reports that the boss once delivered a gallon of whiskey to the ranch-hands on Christmas Day.
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