Of Mice and Men

What is Curly's personality?


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Curley is the boss’s arrogant son. As described by Candy, Curley is a small man with a big grudge and a big chip on his shoulder, eager or perhaps desperate to prove his worth by continually picking fights with men both bigger and smaller and thinking this makes him more impressive when, in fact, it makes him look like a fool. He loses large amounts of status and prestige, not to mention the use of a crushed hand, when he provokes a fight with Lennie in front of witnesses. Curley is, in short, a bully who gets what many would call a taste of what he deserves.