What is the relationship between Curley and his father in Of Mice and Men?

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One of John Steinbeck’s most effective strategies is to use the ranch hands’ perspectives rather than those of their employer. The reader meets the ranch owner, Mr. Small, only near the beginning when he hires George and Lennie. His son, Curley, infrequently appears. Instead, we mainly learn about the men through the ranch hands’ conversations.

Curley is a vain, self-centered young man who is interested in appearing to be powerful. The workers seem to have at least some respect for his father, describing him as “a pretty nice...

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