In California two workers, George and Lennie travel to a ranch to work because they had to leave their old job because Lennie touched a woman inappropriately.
Lennie and George are best friends. But, Lennie is disabled and so because of his mental and physical problems they get in trouble sometimes.
Curley does not like Lennie one bit. Curley's wife causes problems by constantly trying to get mens attention. Candy also finds it weird that a small man like Curley bossing people around.
Lennie is in the barn with his puppy and then Curley's wife walks in and they start talking and without realizing he starts to feel her hair and when she says to stop he starts to freak and breaks her neck.
George told Lennie that is anything happened they should hide near the river. So George met him there.
George shot his best friend Lennie. He had to do it quickly because he couldn't let curly see him. As you read this you feel empathy for George because he had to kill his best friend.