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Of Mice and Men

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Character Description

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Authors describe characters directly as well as indirectly. Following is an example of direct description of Curley:

...a young man came into the bunk house; a thin young man with a brown face with brown eyes and a head of tightly curled hair. He wore a work glove on his lift hand, and, like the boss, he wore high-heeled boots.

In contrast, which of the following serves to indirectly develop Curley's character?

Select ALL that apply.

A

"By Christ, he's gotta talk when he's spoke to. What the hell are you gettin' into it for?" (said by Curley, about Lennie)

B

"Say, what the hell's he got on his shoulder? Lennie didn't do nothing to him." (said by George, about Curley)

C

"Curley's pretty handy. He done quite a bit in the ring. He's a lightweight, and he handy." (said by Candy, about Curley)

D

"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." (said by Candy, about Curley)

E

"He glanced coldly at George and then at Lennie. His arms gradually bent at the elbows and his hands closed into fists. He stiffened and went into a slight crouch. His glance was at once calculating and pugnacious." (narration)