Mice An Men Essay

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Penguin Readers Factsheets T e a c h e r’s n o t e s level E 1 2 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 3 4 5 6 ELEMENTARY S U M M A R Y eorge Milton and Lennie Small are two ranch workers, who dream of owning a small farm one day. George acts like a father to Lennie, who is physically large but intellectually slow. Lennie loves animals and soft things, such as mice and rabbits. But his physical strength causes problems, so George has to watch out for him. The two men have been traveling together in California and have just gotten a job on a ranch. They start saving money for their future. When they arrive, they meet an old man, Candy, who tells them about the other ranch hands. Curly, the boss’s son is small and hates big strong men and he doesn’t like Lennie when he sees him. Then they meet Curley’s wife, who wants to seduce the ranch hands. George and Candy are not interested in her, but innocently Lennie finds her attractive. Another ranch hand, Slim, enters with news that his dog has had puppies. Lennie wants one and George promises to ask Slim for one. Meanwhile, Candy overhears George and Lennie talking about their dreams and he asks if he can join them. He says he will give them half the money they need to buy their own farm if he can live with them. They are all very happy about this plan. Curley enters and starts giving Lennie a hard time. George tells Lennie to fight back. Finally, Lennie grabs Curley’s hand and crushes it by accident. George meets Crooks, the only black man, and soon he wants to join Lennie, George and Candy in their dream to buy a ranch of their own. Curley’s wife enters. Crooks and Candy argue with her, but she plays up to Lennie. When George enters, she leaves. George isn’t happy when he hears that Crooks has joined in their dream. G ABOUT JOHN STEINBECK American novelist, story writer, playwright, and essayist,

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