Character profile for Whit from Of Mice and Men (page 1)
Of Mice and Men (4/10) Movie CLIP - Candy's Old Dog (1992) HD
Of Mice and Men Character List
George Milton The protagonist and main character of the book. He is a caring, compassionate, and understanding human being who dreams of owning his own piece of land " 'an live offa the fat of the land". Physically, he is a small and intelligent man with strong features. He is Lennie's cousin. He made a promise to Lennie's mother when she died to take of Lennie. Lennie Small The obedient friend of George. Ironically, Lennie Small is a big, strong man.
Reviewed by Malena Eljumaily. This production proves how powerful live theater can be. They learn the ropes from Candy Robert Zelenka who lost his hand some years ago and now can do little more than sweep up around the bunkhouse and fuss over his smelly old dog. They soon meet the Boss Steve Thorpe who seems all right and a few of the other ranch hands, including the muleskinner Slim Chris Johnston. George can smell trouble there even before he learns that Curley has a new wife Crystal Carpenter Wilson who likes to flit around the ranch ostensibly looking for her husband but more practically looking for trouble. Director Beulah Vega has done a great job casting and directing these men, so that each has a distinctive look and personality.
Clinging to each other in their loneliness and alienation, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie dream, as drifters will, of a place to call their own. But after they come to work on a ranch in the Salinas Valley their hopes, like "the best laid schemes o' mice an' men," begin to go awry. Steinbeck has touched the quick. Steinbeck's chapters are unnumbered; shown here are page numbers to the penguin edition. Hot Thursday late afternoon. George and Lennie spend the night by the Salinas River, a few miles south of Soledad. They plan to start work the next day and dream of a future farm where Lennie can tend rabbits.