Uses every word to effect, and doesn't waste any words, hence the book being so small
The wise 'old' man of the group, he's wiser than his years and understands his surroundings.
He is the stable buck. He is black. But the reader is surprised to discover that he is actually very well read and intelligent. He is treated like scum. He isn't allowed to sleep in the same bunk as the others.
Short / Sharp
Big / Slow
Old man. Tries to join onto G+L's farm idea, for a sense of belonging and american dream.
Gets shot by Carlson as it is old and no use. Candy becomes very lonely as that was his companionship.
A small character that likes to pick on people bigger than him for fights. Gets into a fight with lennie, and lennie squashes his hand.
Never meet the boss. Only hear about him.
A flirty type, but the likely hood is she is also lonely. Although being married to Curley it does not seem as though she enjoys this relationship. She gets killed by Lennie.
respected 'whore house' where the men usually spend their weekly pay
Dead. But is often referred back to as a source of comfort for Lennie.