Mice and Men

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1

  • George and Lennie -- Child parent relationship
  • Lennie is described as an animal; "his big paw" , he snorts "like a horse", he behaves "like a terrier"
  • STRENGTH - WILDNESS - LOYALTY
  • "Beans and no ketchup - Alive but not living
  • Contrasting and conflicting characters
  • Hints of a dark and difficult past
  • Two people braced for an uncertain future

DREAMS ... HINT WITH DEAD MICE


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Chapter 2

Chapter 2

  • Character introductions
  • George is ANXIOUS about the ranch
  • He's SUSPICIOUS of Candy's warm welcome
  • He's DEFENSIVE with the Boss's questioning
  • He doesn't like Curley's AGGRESSIVE attitude
  • Curley's wife is a "tramp" , "*********"
  • Curley's wife = Tart
  • Candy, Slim, Carlson, = Friendly
  • The Boss = Power hungry
  • Curley = Aggressive and imitates his dad.
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Chapter 3

Chapter 3

  • George opens up to slim
  • Carlson shoot's Candy's dog
  • Candy join's "the dream"
  • Curley and Lennie fight - Lennie crushes Curley's hand
  • Tension and Conflict create atmosphere

DEAD MICE --- CURLEY

SLIM HAS ULTIMATE RESPECT

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Chapter 4

Chapter 4

  • Lennie, Crooks and Candy share an optimistic moment and "the dream"
  • The lowest people in the story are full of hope and can see a way out
  • Curley's wife comes to cause trouble and she shows she superior to them
  • The men return - Normality returns
  • The scene ends with Crooks putting "liniment" on his back. The focus turns back to Pain and Work.
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Chapter 5

Chapter 5

  • Lennie kills his dog
  • Curley's wife spills her dreams and hopes and the harsh reality of what she has to live with
  • Lennie kills Curley's wife , he breaks her neck
  • Curley sends his men to kill Lennie
  • George tells lennie the story about "the dream" and shoots Lennie in the back of the head.
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Chapter 6

  • Lennie dies in a place of death and destiny
  • Destiny - where the aranged to meet, lennie saves teh life of a watersnake by disturbing a heron
  • Death -- A heron eats a watersnake, lennie has previously killed mice here, lennie dies here
  • He's killed like an animal unwanted
  • The characters react differently to his death

Carson doesnt care , Curley thinks he killed him like a pompous prat , George and Slim are thoughtful

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