Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Curley

Curley, the boss’s son, is depicted as arrogant and volatile. His attire is more sophisticated than the others’, indicating that he is not a common laborer on the ranch. Despite his elevated status on the ranch, Curley seems to suffer from a sense of inadequacy, which he tries to make up for by exerting control over his wife and challenging men to fist fights. Curley, upon finding his wife dead, heads up the mob that pursues Lennie into the surrounding brush.

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