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.