Summary- Of Mice and Men
Lennie and George are two very different men that you usually wouldn't see walking around together. Lennie,”a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child”, while George is “small and quick and dark of face.” Despite their differences, the two get along very fine. The dream they both hold is to live and own an acre of land and “a shack they can call their own,” and not to mention the rabbits!
In the beginning of their journey, they come across some workmates at the Ranch they work at, located in Salinas Valley. A man named Curley is married to a “flirtatious” woman, known has “Curley's wife.” Lennie, unfortunately ends up being very attracted to her. Curley is jealous of Lennie and it leads to a fight. The fight ends up with Curley and his broken hand. George, Lennie's partner, gives Lennie advice that he must listen to in order to keep their jobs. He tells him that if Lennie ever got in trouble, he would go hide in the bush they camped out near. Unfortunately, Lennie isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. Throughout the story, things go very well with the two men, but something changes all of that very soon. Curley's wife keeps bugging all of the men while they are working and each time, Lennie grows more fond of her, but he keeps in mind of George's words,”Don't you even take a look at that b***h. I don't care what she says and what she does. I seen 'em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her. You leave her be.” While Lennie is out hiding from George and from everyone else because of the pup he killed, Curley's wife sees Lennie and starts to have a chat with him. The conversation was almost all about how she didn't want to be at the ranch and even be married to Curley. Lennie talks about how George is always looking out for him and how he really likes soft things, and this is where the real big problem strikes. Curley's wife offers to let Lennie stroke her hair and he soon starts to stroke it...
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