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Of Mice and Men - Chapter 1

-George and Lennie camp in the brush by the pool the night before starting new jobs as ranch hands.

-George finds Lennie stoking a dead mouse in his pocket.

-George complains that caring for Lennie prevents him from living a freer life.

-We find out that Lennie's innocent petting of a girls dress led to them loosing their last jobs in the weed. *Example of foreshadowing*

-However, when they talk about their dream of getting a piece of land together, we know they really depend on each other.

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Of Mice and Men - Chapter 2

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

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

-They meet Curley's pretty/flirtatious wife and meet other characters such as Slim and Carlson.

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Of Mice and Men - Chapter 3

-Later, George informs Slim more on why himself and Lennie travel together and more on what happened in the weed.

-The men talk about Candy's accient dog - which is ill. Carlson shoots it as an act of kindness.

-George tells Candy about their dream of owning land. Candy's wants to join in.

-Curley provokes Lennie into a fight which results in Lennie injuring Curleys hand.

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Of Mice and Men - Chapter 4

-Following night - Most of the men in the ranch go into town. Crooks is alone in his room when Lennie joins him.

-They talk about land - Crooks is sceptical and doesn't believe George and Lennie can own a peice of land in which many men have failed to do.

-Curley's wife arrives - she threatens Crooks in an argument which makes Crooks realise he cannot be apart of George, Lennie and Candy's plan.

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Of Mice and Men - Chapter 5

-Next afternoon, Lennie accidently kills a puppy that Slim had given to him by petting it too hard.

-Curley's wife finds Lennie and begins to talk openly about her feelings.

-She invited Lennie to stroke her hair but he does it too hard she panics - Lennie ends up killing her too.

-George tells Lennie to run far away.

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Of Mice and Men - Chapter 6

-Lennie hides in the brush by the pool - He dreams of his Aunt Clara and the rabbits he will pet when himself and George get their land.

George finds Lennie and talks reassuringly to him about the land they will own - George then SHOOTS Lennie with Carlson's gun.

-When the other men find George, they assume he shot Lennie in self-defence.

-Only Slim understnds what George did and why.

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