“Well, he seen this girl in a red dress. Dumb bast*** like he is, he wants to touch ever’thing he likes. Just wants to feel it.
¨But George really ain´t mean no harm George!¨
Officer go after him he attempted to raped me!
¨What stake you got in this guy?¨ ¨You takin’ his pay away from him?¨
“He’s my . . . . cousin. I told his old lady I’d take care of him.He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid. He’s awright. Just ain’t bright. But he can do anything you tell him.”
Why ya think I’m sellin’ him out?”“Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just liketo know what your interest is.”
“No, ‘course I ain’t.
Candy stopped chewing and swallowed. His face was concentrated. “I . . . . I ain’t gonna . . . . say a word.”
George and Lennie bring up the ¨American Dream,¨ to live on their own farm called "fatta the lan" which symbolizes why their dream is so important to Lennie and George. Mice and Men shows that for poor migrant workers during the Depression, the American Dream became an illusion and very unreal because of the harsh conditions that life time peroid.
O.K. Someday—we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs. ""An' live off the fatta the lan'," Lennie shouted. "An' have rabbits. Go on, George!
... forcing Lennie and George to abort their hometown imminently before Lennie could be accused of rape, hoping find more job availability (Around Great Depression period so itś harder to find jobs).
It's a hot afternoon near Soledad, California, during the 1930s. Everyone (or nearly everyone) is poor and scrambling around desperately for work, food, and money. We meet Lennie Small(very big, intellectually challenged goofy, cute) and George Milton (very short temped, short, smart, ¨the brains in the group¨) abort Weed after goofy Lennie pulls a ladyś dress causing the furious lady and police hunting them down
Like what happened in Weed-“ He stopped, stopped in the middle of turning over a card. He looked alarmed and peered over at Slim. “You wouldn’t tell nobody?” “What’d he do in Weed?” Slim asked calmly. “You wouldn’ tell? . . . . No, ‘course you wouldn’.” “What’d he do in Weed?” Slim asked again.
George and Lennie finally arrive at the new ranch. In the bunkhouse, they meet an old guy named Candy (who has a missing a hand, has bristly white whiskers, and a very old dog that stinks.) that helps George and Lennie get settled in and this is when the chaos just begins! The next morning, the boss shows up and questions George and Lennie about their work history. George does all the talking, which makes the boss suspicious as he trying to look out for Lennie.
“If you want me to, I’ll put the old devil out of his misery right now and get it over with. Ain’t nothing left for him. Can’t eat, can’t see, can’t even walk without hurtin.’
“Look, Lennie! This here ain’t no setup. I’m scared. You gonna have trouble with that Curley guy.¨
Although, little did they know Candy overheard their whole plan and insist to get in on it too because soon he will not be able to take care of himself. Out of desperation, George agrees to let Candy in on their ¨American Dream¨, to keep their plan a secret.
“I don’t want no trouble,” he said plaintively. “I never done nothing to him.”
Hey watch your mouth Lennie, I had enough you!
One day after a hard day at work cropping barely George and Slim are in the Bunkhouse together George accidentally slips out to Slim what really happened in the small northern California town of Weed that caused George and Lennie to migrant. Although this risky slip out it only caused Slim to get more suspicious of Lennie and Georgeś whereabouts and their working relationship.
“’Course he ain’t mean. But he gets in trouble alla time because he’s so God damn dumb. Like what happened in Weed-“ He stopped, stopped in the middle of turning over a card.
Carlson comes in and complaining once again about the nasty smell of Candy's dog and offers to shoot the creature with his trusty Luger. Candy is miserable since he loves his old companion and can't bear even just the thought of killing him. Slim surprisingly goes on with Carlson, and has handed down his verdict/opinion, the dog is as good as dead. Candy lies down on his bed and stares up at the ceiling, while Carlson takes his gun and the dog outside, and shoots Candyś old dog.
“Le’s get it over with,” he said. “We can’t sleep with him stinkin’ around in here.”
Whoof... whoof please don´t shoot me!
Candy said, “Maybe tomorra. Le’s wait till tomorra.”
In the bunkhouse, Carlson and Candy begin to jeer Curley for being afraid of Slim and Lennie happens to laugh as the men make fun of Curley. Curley being his cocky self picks a fight with Lennie which only went south from there! Although Lennie is extremely strong, he is very confused why he attack him, and isn´t much of a fighter. After Lennie took one too many punches, George demands him to fight back.
Before you know it, just out of the obedience of George and in self-defense, lead to Lennie completely demolishing Curley´s wrist. Although Lennie is just fine, Curley is not only injured, regretful he tried pick a fight with powerful Lennie, but he is so extremely humiliated that he goes around telling people he crushed his wrist in a machine to avoid being the laughing stock of the ranch.