Of Mice and Men


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  • "A mouse? A live mouse?" • "Uh-uh. Jus' a dead mouse, George. I didn't kill it. Honest! I found it. I found it dead." "Give it here!" said George. "Aw, leave me have it, George." "Give it here!"
  • The main characters, Lenny and George are introduced here.
  • Lennie watched her, fascinated. George said, "If I see him, I'll pass the word you was looking for him."
  • During the rising action, Curley, the owner's son, introduces his wife. George is suspiscious.
  • her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck.
  • During another rising action, Lenny kills Curley's wife and continues to get them in trouble.
  • Climax: George kills Lenny after he draws the line for killing Curley's wife.
  • Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering.
  • Falling Action: After George kills Lenny, the other men try to figure out what happened.
  • George shivered and looked at the gun, and then he threw it from him, back up on the bank, near the pile of old ashes.
  • Denouement: Slim comforts George and life goes on.
  • Come on with me." He led George into the entrance of the trail and up toward the highway
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