George meets Lennie at the place, their camping spot before they came to the ranch. The boss is annoyed because they have arrived late. A path leads to the banks of the river, and the two main characters, and , follow this path to the river. Lennie and George seem to be chasing their small version of the American Dream, wanting to own their own land and not have to rely on finding work all the time. Lennie becomes frightened, and unintentionally breaks her neck thereafter and runs away. Eventually when George and Lennie arrive in the pristine natural environment it appears like the Garden of Eden.
George then asks Lennie if he remembers where they are going, but he has forgotten again. In Chapter 5 of Of Mice and Men, Lennie has just killed his puppy by accident and is stroking its dead body. They set up camp and George sends Lennie off to look for firewood so that they can heat up some beans. He promises Lennie when they find a live mouse he'll let him keep it awhile. He killed a ranch foreman. Tracy Barr; Greg Tubach,, eds.
It is not important to Lennie that the mouse is dead, but George is annoyed. Steinbeck's story of and 's ambition of owning their own ranch, and the obstacles that stand in the way of that ambition, reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness, and sacrifice. Lennie cannot remember where they are going, and George, annoyed, reminds him about their jobs. Lennie reluctantly gives him the mouse, and George throws it across the water. Lennie reluctantly gives it to him, and George throws it away again.
While George is small with sharp features, Lennie is a big man with rounded features. Lennie repeatedly interrupts George as he tells this story, but insists that George finish it to the end. George forgives Lennie, and becomes friendlier. Still, George did not move from his bunk. Lennie gets upset which then makes George mad and George indicates the he would be better off without Lennie. Lennie's action and this exchange show his mental retardation. He is very jealous and protective of his wife and immediately develops a dislike toward Lennie.
George entered soon after, and shuffled towards his bed. Lennie even fantasizes about living in a cave like a bear. George and Lennie sit together and look at the hills as George talks about their place with the rabbits. For example, in the story Crooks the African American is badly treated while Curleys wife doesnt even have a name to represent the discrimination they suffered. Lennie strokes too hard and she gets frightened. George Milton, small and smart, and his friend Lennie Small, a large man with mild retardation, are on their way to jobs at a ranch. Near his bed George finds a can of insect poi … son, which leads him to think that his bunk is infected, but the old man reassures him, telling him that person who had the bed before was a meticulous blacksmith named Whit ey who kept the insect killer around even though there were no insects to kill.
George does so and then warns Lennie that, if anything bad happens, Lennie is to come back to this spot and hide in the brush. This woman was Lennie's , but Lennie is not able to remember much, including his aunt's name. Lennie also likes to pet soft things. George dreams of some day owning his own land, but he realizes the difficulty of making this dream come true. Loneliness is a significant factor in several characters' lives. George always knew it wouldn't, but Lennie had liked the idea so much that he went along with it. I believe he takes comfort in the thought that his friend, in the same position as him in life, has managed to leave a mark on this world, and he himself hopes he will not be forgotten.
Curley , a haughty young man, enters the bunk looking for the boss, who is his father. For this adaptation, both men reprised their roles from the 1980 production. The tall patch of weeds tangled round his ankles as he stomped through them. He's in an insane asylum in California right now. Lennie decides he can go live in a cave up in the hills and fend for himself, but George calms down and tells Lennie he doesn't want him to leave. You do bad things and I got to get you out.
The writer sets three themes in the first chapter: companionship, the American Dream and prejudice. The next day, Lennie accidentally kills his puppy while stroking it. Together, they have hope and solidarity. The second chapter begins on page 17 and ends on page 37. Lennie was a real person. He has mainly only been mentioned in speech in a negative light because he is black so in some ways the reader is already prejudiced about Crooks; another reason why Steinbeck has waited to introduce him properly. It was nominated for four.
First, he sees his Aunt Clara, who has been dead for years, scolding him for doing bad things. George answers that he wants some rest before work starts. Archived from on September 8, 2006. The boss' son, Curley, is a small man who hates big guys like Lennie. Candy comes in with his dog and Carlson starts pressuring him to let him kill it. He has beans for them to eat, and he sends Lennie to get some wood for a fire. Regarding human interaction, evil of oppression and abuse is a theme that is illustrated through Curley and Curley's wife.