Candy - This character is the old, disabled ranch hand who is helpless to stop the shooting of his dog and who knows that he too will be banished when he is no longer useful.
Carlson - This character is a skilled mechanic at the ranch who assumes an arrogance forbidden the others.
Crooks - This character, the despairing old Negro stable worker, lives alone in the harness room, ostracized from the ranch hands.
Curley - This character, the son of the owner of the ranch, is willing to fight at the drop of a hat.
Curley's wife - This character wanders around the ranch searching for some human contact. She is stereotyped by the men as a 'tart'.
George Milton - This character, a migrant laborer, is like a mouse: "small and quick, dark of face, with rest less eyes and sharp strong features. Every part...
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