OMAM Characters (Curly (Son of ranch owner, Always looking for his wife,…
Son of ranch owner
Always looking for his wife
Picks fights with bigger guys because he's small
Recently married and is jealous of all men who look at his wife.
Hand gets crushed by Lennie
Sometimes called "The Swamper"
Lost his hand in a ranch accident
Eldest on the ranch
He is still on the payroll but fears he'll be fired soon when he can no longer do his chores
Owned a sheep dog (his only friend) but that dog is later killed.
Described as small, quick, intelligent man
He is protective of Lennie
Kills Lennie to protect him from Curley and that shows a final act of friendship.
Has dreams of owning his own land one day
Only black man on the ranch
Stable buck (cares for the horses)
Hy symbolizes racial injustice.