Of Mice and Men

Curley is a bully who likes to pick fights.

Authors show what characters are like by describing what they look like, what they say, and what they do. What have you learned about the characters in Of Mice and Men from their appearance, words, and actions? Give two or three examples from the book that support each statement.

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"Well . . . tell you what. Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He's alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he's mad at 'em because he ain't a big guy. You seen little guys like that, ain't you? Always scrappy? (Chapter 2)

"S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an' licks him. Ever'body says what a game guy Curley is. And s'pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever'body says the big guy oughtta pick on somebody his own size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy. Never did seem right to me. Seem like Curley ain't givin' nobody a chance." (Chapter 2)


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