Two town workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, start looking for a new job after having to leave their previous job because of Lennie's mistake of grabbing a woman by her dress.
What have I done?
George and Lennie start working again, trying to fulfill their American Dream. Unfortunately, because of Lennie's disability, it is a dream that is hard to become reality.
I...I... I have to leave.
Curley, the boss's son, does not like Lennie. Curley is hot headed. Not only that, Curley's wife flirts with every men on the ranch and seeks their attention, brining jealousy between Curley and his wife.
While Lennie was playing in the barn with his pup, Curley's wife heads towards him and starts seekinghis attention. Lennie starts touching her soft hair and when she ask him to stop, he panics and breaksher neck.
George gave specific instructions to Lennie that if anything bad happened he had to go towards the river. After killing Curley's wife, and it shortly becoming a rumor, Lennie decided to flee.
After George finds Lennie, George decides to killLennie and take him out of his misery how everybody is hunting him down. The American Dream for both of them ends there.