The Boss is a well-dressed man who is in charge of the ranch. Also, He is Curley’s father. In the story, he doesn’t have a name and he only occurs once. Candy likes him because he delivered a gallon of whiskey to the ranch-hands on Christmas day. At first, he is suspicious of Lennie and George when they first come to the ranch. He finds it strange that they're friends and also the fact that Lennie barely speaks at all during the job interview. The Boss gets easily angry towards Crooks as Slim mentions this.