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Who is the swamper in "Of Mice and Men"?

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hilma | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 25, 2009 at 7:51 AM via web

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Who is the swamper in "Of Mice and Men"?

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cybil | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted July 25, 2009 at 8:00 AM (Answer #1)

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Candy, the old man who lost his hand in an accident on the ranch, is called the swamper. That title refers to his job of sweeping out and probably mopping the bunkhouse. Because of his disability, he can do very little around the ranch, but he can wield a broom and mop.

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joygrace | Teacher | Honors

Posted September 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM (Answer #2)

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Candy

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