Mrs. Fine extra credit
The book opens with Lennie and George on their way to their new job. Lennie is really stupid so George has to take care of him. Lennie is not capable to take care of himself, so George has to do it for him. They are like brothers, George got attached to him and feels like he has to take care of him. George is harsh towards Lennie, harsh but with good reason. He treats him pretty rough, not at all they way people treat others with a metal illness now. Lennie tends to get into a lot of trouble which comes back around to George. He makes them get fired so they have to go around from town to town. They are about to start their new job so George tells Lennie to not talk to anyone when he gets there, so he can't get them fired.
They arrive at the new job being greeted by a man named Candy who had lost his right hand. They go into the bunkhouse, which is the building where all the men sleep. The boss arrives and is already getting mad at the two men for being late. He later asks them questions about work, there skills and what they are good at. george is answering all the questions for Lennie and won't let him speak, so no one will know how stupid he is. Lennie eventually did speak, which made George mad and when the boss left he yelled at him. Candy walks in later with his half blade ascendent dog that all the men are mean to.
After work that day the men returned to the bunkhouse. Slim's dog had recently had some puppies, he offered to give one to Lennie but George said he couldn't have one because he is too stupid. he can't take care of himself, how could he take care of a puppy? George then explains to Slim how he and Lennie met. George was good friends with Lennie's aunt, who took care of him. When she died George began to take care of Lennie. Lennie walked into the bunkhouse with a puppy under his coat, trying to hide it. George got angry at him and made him return it to its mother. As Lennie returns Carlson begins to complain to Candy about how bad his dog smells and how the dog is so old he's better off dead. The men try to con fence him to shoot the dog but Candy refuses. He later lets the men kill the dog for him. Curly is always looking to get into a fight. Seeing how big Lennie is he wanted to fight him, so he started punching him. Lennie didn't know what to do so he broke Curly's right hand. Curly is taken to a doctor and Lennie is ashamed of himself. He never meant to hurt anyone.
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