- The first time we meet George + Lennie.
- Themes of loneliness, friendship and dreams get introduced.
- Lennie gets into trouble, so they have to move away to Solidad to get a job on another ranch.
- George has a go at Lennie about the mouse, then Lennie goes to get fire wood and retrieves the mouse therefore they argue more.
- Lennie asks George to tell him the story about the rabbits and the dream, then they go to sleep.
- They arrive at the ranch
- Candy shows them around the bunk house
- They meet the Boss, Curley, Curley's wife, Slim and Carlson.
- George confides in Slim
- Carlson convinces Candy to let him shoot his dog
- George tells Lennie about the dream again, Candy over hears and becomes part of the dream
- Curley comes into the bunk house looking for his wife + storms out looking for Slim
- Curley comes back in with Slim and starts hitting Lennie + George tells Lennie to 'get him' and Lennie crushes Curley's hand
- Curley agrees not to tell on Lennie and is taken to a doctor.
- Men go into town, leaving Lennie, Crooks, Candy and Curley's wife behind.
- Lennie goes into Crooks room, initially Crooks tells him to leave, but soon starts talking to him.
- Crooks tries to convince Lennie that George might not come back + Lennie gets upset, so Crooks back tracks because he's worried about Lennie.
- Lennie tells Crooks about the dream, Candy joins them and Crooks asks to be involved.
- Curley's wife enters + they reject her, she gets angry and takes it out on Crooks.
- George comes back + Crooks decides he doesn't want to be part of the dream any longer.
- Lennie accidentally kills the puppy by petting it too hard.
- Curley's wife enters the barn where Lennie is, he tries not to talk to her, but ends up telling her about the puppy.
- She confides in Lennie + lets him stroke her hair, she gets scared, starts to struggle + he accidentally kills her.
- Lennie runs to hide in the brush where George told him to go if he eer got into trouble.
- Candy finds the body + tells George, the rest of the men set off on a man hunt.
- Lennie makes it to the brush.
- George finds him + whilst telling George about the dream, he shoots him with Carlsons gun.
- The rest of the men arrive, Slim is sympathetic, but Curley + Carlson don't understand.