-'His glance was at once calculating and pugnacious' (Curley is aggressive and wants to fight Lennie)
"Don't you go yellin'."
Off the Salinas River in Soledad, California, two migrant workers, George and Lennie, travel to a ranch for work after leaving their previous job in Weed. Lennie and George are friends. However, Lennie is developmentally disabled, and because of his childlike mentality the two friends often find themselves in trouble. George is wise, smart, small, and very dependent. they both share the dream of owning a farm and tending rabbits.
George and Lennie travel from farm to farm, hiring themselves out as temporary labors. They found a ranch to work at. The Boss, the stocky, well-dressed man in charge of the ranch, seems to be a fair-minded man. en George and Lennie most got along with in the ranch are Candy and Slim.
“I done a real bad thing" “I shouldn’t of did that. George’ll be mad. An’...he said...an’ hide in the brush till he come. He’s gonna be mad. In the brush till he come. Tha’s what he said.”
Trouble seems to follow them. Curley, the boss's son, immediately takes a dislike to Lennie and picks on him. Curley is very problematic and fights with almost everyone on the ranch. Curley dislikes Lennie because he hate men larger than him. Curley wants to start a fight with Lennie. Curley's wife, who creates problems by constantly seeking the men's attention.
"I ain't mad, an' I ain't now. That's a thing I want ya to know”
Lennie was given a puppy by Slim and is in the barn tending it. He killed it by petting it so hard. Curley's wife enters and they begin to talk. Without realizing it, Lennie grabs her hair, because he likes soft things. When she gets nervous and tells him to stop, he panics and breaks her neck by shaking her too hard.
George and Candy were the first who found out what Lennie did. George have told Lennie to meet near the river if he ever gets in trouble. As Lennie runs away, Candy goes to tell the man in the ranch so Lennie is safe. When Curley knew, he said, "I'm gonna get him. I'm going for my shotgun. "
After meeting each other, George gave his last speech to Lennie and gave him hope and peace. George shoots Lennie. He shot him before Curley can find him. Getting killed by his bestfriend better than by Curley.