Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
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  • Off the Salinas River in California two migrant workers George and Lennie travel to a ranch for work. After leaving a previous job because Lennie grabbed a woman by her dress.
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  • Lennie and George are friends. However, Lennie is developmentally disabled and because of his childlike mentality the two friends often find themselves in trouble.​
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  • Curley, the boss’s son, immediately takes a dislike to Lennie. Curley’s wife is always seeking the attention of men. The men make friends with the ranch hands and feel closer to achieving their dream of owning their farm when Candy offers up a large sum of money.
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  • Lennie was given a puppy by slim and was in the barn tending it when Curley’s wife enters and they begin to talk. She invites Lennie to stroke her hair because he likes soft things. When she gets nervous and tells him to stop, he panics and breaks her neck, killing her
  • Lennie was given specific instructions by George that if anything bad happened he should hide down near the river. He does this and George meets him there.
  • George shoots Lennie before Curley is able to find him. The men cover it up however, the reader knows that they are all sad that George had to kill his best friend.
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