Whit is another ranch-hand who looks old because of strenuous work. His shoulders are bent forward, and he walks like carrying an invisible heavy bag on the back. Just as Lennie and George, Whit dreams about a better future but a life of a migrant deprives him of making his dream come true. He admires Slim and wants to have some land in the future. He is a minor character who proves how miraculous and unreachable the men’s plans to buy a farm are. Whit is desperate in his attempt to impress everyone for knowing the man whose letter was printed in the magazine.
Whit in the Essays