A guy sets alone out here at night... he gets thinkin', an he's got nothing to tell him what's so an' what ain't so.
Chapter 6 page 106
Look down there acrost the river, like you can almost see the place.
George and Lennie are on their way to start work on a new ranch. They have a goal to save up enough money to get a ranch of their own. They stop in the woods to eat dinner and sleep before the next day when they start work. Lennie wants George to tell him all about their land and the rabbits that he will get to tend. These are 2 very ordinary guys who have a big dream that not many are able to accomplish , but even the simplest people can have complex dreams.
Similar to George and Lennie , Candy also wants to get out of working for someone else and work for himself. They decide to let him join the plan to own the ranch because he already has the majority of the money to buy the land they need. Crooks gets put on to their idea and he wants in on it too. Because he has been isolated for so long, he knows it would be nice to have company. He gets thinking and realizes that he's seen so many men with the same dream and they never make it , so he decides to drop out of the plan. Not everyone is able to accomplish their dreams, but with determination and hard work it would have been possible .
Lennie is on the run because he had accidentally killed Curley's wife in the barn. The guys at the ranch all wanted to kill him, but George didn't want him to die at the hands of others, similar to how Candy wished he had killed his own dog. Before any of the other guys can find and kill Lennie, George does it himself. Without Lennie alive George might move on to a new ranch and do what he always said he would do if Lennie wasn't around . Sometimes certain situations take accommodation. George may not be able to accomplish their dream they way he'd originally planned but if he is determined he can still make it work .