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Which character is known as the swamper?

Candy - also known as the "swamper", is an old man with only one hand. Candy also offers to work for Lennie and George if and when they get their own land.

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Also know, what does swamper mean in Of Mice and Men?

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences. Candy is the "old swamper" in John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men. The term "swamper" simply refers to the fact that he literally "swamps" or washes out the bunkhouse where the men on the ranch live.

how did Candy get his job as a swamper? Candy is an old ranchworker who has lost a hand in a work accident and now works as a swamper , or cleaner, on the ranch. He feels that as he is ageing he is useless and does not have any value as a person. This is reflected in the way that his dog is shot by Carlson.

Also, what is the old swamper like?

The "old swamper" in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is named Candy. He is most recognizable for two things in this novel: he is missing one hand and he has a really old, really smelly dog. Candy is an old man whose job it is to keep everything mopped, rather like a janitor.

How is Carlson described?

Carlson in Of Mice and Men is a good example of a side character that plays an important role in a story. He is a fellow ranch hand alongside George and Lennie, and he is a big, friendly man, not easily scared. His main event is with Candy's dog, when he offers to put him out of his misery.

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