|George Milton||George= "Farmer" (Greek).
Milton= From a story about "paradise lost," Poet Milton is physically blind. George is spiritually blind to the importance of his friendship with Lennie (p. 114).
|Lennie Small||Lennie= "Bold lion" (Teutonic).
[On page 8 and 9, Lennie pets mice. This may be an allusion to Aesop's Fable.]
Small= Presents irony. He is actually big, but small-brained. [p. 39]
|Curley||Typical name for "bully."
[Also "Cur"? Middle English for:
|Curley's nameless Wife||It is significant in it's absence.
[In contrast to the prostitue that has a name: Susy. p. 57-58.]
Curley's wife is called by many other nicknames:
|Carlson||Another word for "Farmer", this time it's in Old German.|
|Crooks||Crooked spine. [p. 22, 74]|
|Whitey and Whit||"From the white field" (Old English).|