Of Mice and Men

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Chapter 1

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">George and Lennie camp in the brush by a pool, the night before starting new jobs as ranch hands.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">George find Lennie stroking a dead mouse in his pocket</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">George complains that caring for Lennie prevents him from living freer life.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">We find out that Lennie’s innocent petting of a girl’s dress led to them losing their last jobs in Weed.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">However, when they talk about their dream of getting a piece of land together, we know they really depend on eachother.</span></span>

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Chapter 2

When they arrive at the ranch in the morning, George and Lennie are shown around by old Candy.

They meet their boss and, later his son, Curley- George is suspicious of Curley's manner and warns Lennie to stay away from him.

They see Curley's pretty and apparently flirtatious wife and met some of their fellow workers, Slim and Carlson.

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Chapter 3

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Later that evening, George tells Slim about why he and Lennie travel together and more about what happened in Weed.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The men talk about Candy’s ancient dog, which if tired and ill. Carlson shoots it as an act of kindness.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">George tells Candy about their dream of getting a piece of land and Candy eagerly offers to join them- he has capital, so they could make it happen almost immediatley.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Curley provokes Lennie into a fight, which ends up with Lennie severely injuring Curley’s hand.</span></span>

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Chapter 4

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The following night, most men on the ranch go into town. Crooks is alone in his room when Lennie joins him.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">They talk about land- Crooks is sceptical, not believing that George and Lennie are going to do what so many other men he’s known have failed to do, and get land of their own.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Yet when Candy happens to come in as well, Crooks is convinved and asks to be in on it too.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Curley’s Wife arrives. She threatens Crooks and an argument develops.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Crooks realises he can never really be part of George,Lennie and Candy’s plan.</span></span>

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Chapter 5

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Next afternoon, Lennie accidentally kills the puppy Slim had given him, by petting it too much. He’s sad.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Curley’s wife finds him and starts talking very openly anout her feelings.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">She invites Lennie to stroke her soft hair, but he does it so strong she panics and he ends up killing her too.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">He runs away to hide, as George had told him.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Candy finds the body and tells George. They tell the other men- Curley wants revenge.</span></span>

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Chapter 6

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Lennie hides in the brush by the pool. He dreams of his Aunt Clara and the rabbits he will tend when he and George get their land.</span></span>

<span style="font-size: 120%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">George find Lennie and talks reassuringly to him about the little place they will have together- then shoots him with Carlson’s gun.</span></span>

When the other men find George, they assume he shot Lennie in self-defence. Only Slim understands what George did and why.

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Comments

Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR

on pages 1 3 4 5 6 at the start of each paragraph it says "<span><span>

LippytheGreat

Well this is rubbish.

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