What is the atomsphere of the ranch and bunk house in Of Mice and Men?

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The atmosphere of the ranch and bunkhouse is lively. Many of different characters are present and everyone has a story to tell.


  • The bunk house is long and rectangular with bunks on the sides. It is low lit.

In terms of dynamic:

  • Slim is the leader.
  • The boss and his son Curely are seen as the authority figures.
  • Curley's wife is the only female character who represents forbidden fruit.
  • Candy is the old swamper who is useless.
  • Crooks is the stable buck who everyone picks on.

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