Characters Compared to day's people. Every person in the book. Of Mice and Men. Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The Character of Curley. In Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, there happens to be a character by the name of Curley. Curley now is the boss's son and also claims himself as a handy man and a lightweight boxer. He has a wife that lives in the boss's house and has been going around eyeing the workers. Subscribe to: Posts (Atom). View my complete profile. Watermark template. Powered by Blogger.