George hurries to find Lennie, hoping he will be at the meeting place they designated in case he got into trouble. To this day he remains a literary icon and many of his books are still considered classic literature. Carlson takes the dog outside and shoots it in the back of the head to make sure it doesn't suffer, but Candy still seems upset. After their first day of work, Slim gives a puppy to an overjoyed Lennie, and George tells Slim about what happened to him and Lennie at the ranch in Weed: Lennie touched a woman's dress and the woman accused him of rape. At the end of their workday, Slim agrees to give Lennie one of the puppies from the sheep dog. He is very aggressive, and so he attacks Lennie once. Curely is enraged and demands that the men form a lynch mob to find and kill Lennie.
Structured in three acts of two chapters each, it is intended to be both a novella and a script for a play. Slim's dog just had puppies, and Lennie is anxious to have something soft to pet. His primary purpose is to help helping Lennie and look for a job. After this outburst, George feels ashamed. Candy tells Lennie that he has been thinking about it and might know of a way that their farm can make money with the rabbits that Lennie so desperately wants to keep. We couldn't stop him until it was too late.
George cautions the two men to keep their plan a secret. Robert Burns - To a Mouse. George comes in last and acts surprised to see the body in keeping with his plan. Candy finds Curley's wife, and goes to tell George. George expresses the hope that Lennie will just be put in jail, but still taken care of and Candy contradicts that, assuring him that Curley will set out to have Lennie lynched.
I hate to tell you how many times I saw him do it. The world that the characters live in is well described by Steinbeck and made to be relate-able even though the problems they face are perhaps more involved then most of us have to deal with. He even offers to shoot the dog for Candy. Steinbeck's plots are as simple and finely honed as his characters. The New York Times: 7. He is very jealous of other men talking to his wife even though he does not seem to be terribly upset when she is killed. Her provocative dress and pose make George anxious.
Candy comes in with his dog and Carlson starts pressuring him to let him kill it. Candy overhears and convinces George and Lennie to let him in on the plan because he has money for a down payment. George used to play tricks on Lennie when he was younger, but once when he told him to jump into the river, and Lennie did, he nearly drowned. Lennie fetches some wood and George heats up their beans. But Crooks interest in the farm and the shy way he asks about it reveals him to be a character who buries his own insecurities under meanness and bravado. To keep her from screaming, Lennie holds her so tightly he breaks her neck.
George asks Candy to wait a few minutes before he calls the others; then he slips into the bunkhouse and steals Carlson's Luger. Characters I was a bindlestiff myself for quite a spell. Only Slim, who seems to , seems to know that what George did was not out of anger, but out of mercy. Karolides, Lee Burress, and John M. George is small and weak. Carlson takes the dog outside and after a few moments of silence the men hear a shot ring out. When Curley finds out, he's ready to exact some vigilante-style justice—but Slim and George want a nobler death for their friend, who's currently hiding out in his safe spot and hallucinating about bunnies.
Slim agreed that Lennie isn't mean, he just isn't bright. He is literally obsessed with things that are soft and nice to pet. H e doesn´t present to give too much of him illogical , but he easily sees coming faces problems problems. He can´t cope with the feelings of the others, and also doesn´t see the consequenses of his actions. George is a small, quick man with dark, suspicious eyes. Lennie is mentally disabled, but a physically strong man who travels with George, his best and maybe only friend, who cares about him a bit illogical. Chaney's performance in the role resulted in his casting in the movie.
Lennie cannot remember where they are going, and George, annoyed, reminds him about their jobs. But, since Candy can't bring himself to shoot the old dog, Carlson does it for him. Lennie likes to pet soft animals, like mice and puppies, but he is very strong and often kills his delicate pets. . While Lennie thinks about how he can explain the dead puppy to George, Curley's wife enters.
One more thing; the sentences are like scattered in the text. Candy joins them in the bunkhouse followed by his old dog, and Carlson starts bothering him again about shooting the dog. Archived from on September 8, 2006. He warns Lennie to keep away from both Curley and his wife. Lennie becomes frightened, and unintentionally breaks her neck thereafter and runs away. Of Mice and Men is a novella novel about George and Lennie, who obtain a dream of having their own farm one day. Crooks talks a bit about his childhood, when his family was the only black family in their county.
Good fortune smiles upon them briefly when they get work at a ranch near Soledad,. Though at first Crooks, a black man, refuses to talk to the white men, after a while they all end up talking about Lennie and George's farm. The main themes are the impossibility of achieving the American dream and the impenetrable nature of male friendships. That evening, Lennie goes to find his mouse, which makes George very angry. There is the sound of the men returning, so Curley's wife leaves. George then reminds Lennie not to speak to anyone in the morning when they get to the ranch and cautions Lennie to return to this place by the river if anything bad happens at the ranch. George is mad and throws the mouse away with anger.