Lennie is a hulk of a man who always seems to be getting into trouble. No one understands him the way George does.
George is a small, lean migrant worker who oversees and protects Lennie.
Slim is a tall skinner who serves as the foreman and counselor to the ranch hands.
Candy is an old, one-handed ranch worker.
Curley is the boss’ son who lives on the ranch.
A beautiful woman, never named, who lives on the ranch with her husband.
The black stable-hand who gets his name from his crooked back.