Of Mice and Men Chapter Summary Flashcard Example #10022

Chapter 1
• George and Lennie are spending the night by a pool before starting work at a new ranch.
• George is annoyed at Lennie because they’ve had to leave in a hurry from their last job. Lennie tends to get into trouble.
• Lennie persuades George to tell him about their dream farm. It sounds like a nice place.
Chapter 2
• George and Lennie arrive at the new ranch late. This makes the boss angry.
• Candy explains to George and Lennie what life is like at the ranch.
• George and Lennie meet all the main people at the ranch.
• Curley tries to pick a fight with Lennie.
• Curley’s wife flirts with the ranchers catches Lennie’s attention.
Chapter 3
• George chats to Slim. We find out a bit more about George and Lennie’s background and what happen in Weed.
• Carlson wants to shoot Candy’s old dog as it is no longer useful and it smells. Candy is finally pushed into agreeing and Carlson takes the dog outside to shoot it.
• George and Lennie start to talk about their dream farm. Candy overhears and asks to join them, offering his money.
• Curley starts a fight with Lennie. Lennie crushes Curley’s hand but Slim convinces Curley to say it got caught in a machine.
Chapter 4
• Lennie wanders into Crook’s room while the other men are out.
• At first Crooks tries to get rid of him but in the end lets him stay.
• Candy joins them but feels uncomfortable being in Crooks’ room, but eventually they all start talking about the dream farm.
• Curley’s wife comes in and spoils the party, When Candy stands up to her, she starts to undermine their hopes and dreams.
• The other men return from town and Curley’s wife leaves. George tells Lennie off for going into Crooks’ room and telling other people about the dream farm. Crooks says he is not interested in the farm anyway.
Chapter 5
• Lennie is in the barn – he has accidentally his puppy.
• Curley’s wife finds him and they talk about their dreams. She wanted to be a movie star.
• They find out they both like soft things. Curley’s wife lets Lennie stroke her hair, but she gets angry when he strokes it too hard and doesn’t let go. Lennie panics and breaks her neck.
Chapter 6
• Lennie goes back to the pool where he and George stayed the night before they went to the ranch.
• Lennie ‘sees’ his Aunt Clara and a giant rabbit who starts to lecture him about his faults.
• George finds Lennie and calms him down by talking about their dream.
• George knows Curley wants to kill Lennie in a painful way, so he shoots Lennie himself before the other men arrive.

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