What are some quotes for Curley and Crooks's dreams? 

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Curley is the boss's son, who is depicted as a pugnacious, arrogant man. Curley is not very tall and has recently married an attractive woman, who has already begun to flirt with the other men on the ranch. Curley's dream is to be respected and admired by other men, which is why he acts tough and shows off his beautiful wife. Curley's aggressive, prideful personality most likely stems from his low self-esteem. His father is the boss of the ranch and Curley is not tall or physically intimidating. Essentially, Curley lacks authority and a desired masculine physique, which explains his hostile, arrogant demeanor. Candy tells George

That’s the boss’s son...Curley’s pretty handy. He done quite a bit in the ring. He’s a lightweight, and he’s handy...Well . . . . tell you what. Curley’s like alot of little guys. He hates big guys. He’s alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he’s mad at ‘em because he ain’t a big guy. You seen little guys like that, ain’t you?...

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