.... I was born right here in California.... My old man had a chicken ranch...
Chapter Five (pg. 85)
God damn you!
In the beginning of the story George and Lennie are getting ready for supper around a fire. In addition to eating beans, Lennie states that he likes ketchup with his beans. This angers George. This scene also provides a mass amount of imagery as George and Lennie speak of the dream. A theme from ths scene is dont set unrealistic goals for yourself.
Chapter Six (pg. 106)
This scene shows Crooks' past before he came to work. Crooks was describing to Lennie the chicken ranch his father had. His life was well, as a matter of fact his dad had a whole ten acres of land. As Lennie continues to stay in Crooks' room you can see that the way Crooks is treated affects him negatively. Furthermore the authors use of flashback helps to show why Crooks acts bitter. The theme is "everyone acts some way for a reason.
After squeezing the puppy too much Lennie accidently killed it. This makes Lennie extremely upset and he fills with regret. However Lennie is mostly concerned that George won't let him tend rabbits after what hes done. The dead puppy can be used as a symbol for George and Lennies dream. Because of Lennie the dream gets crushed. The theme treat everything with care applies to this scene.
In the end of the book, George and Lennie are back where they started at the river valley. Moreover Lennie is in a panic waiting for George to arrive. When George comes he is asked to tell the dream by Lennie. In the middle of telling the dream, George shoots Lennie in the back of his head. Not being careful is a theme that is demonstrated by this scene.