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Of mice and men Chapter 2 presentation Union High School

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Plot Point 1
Plot Point 2

Plot Point 3
Plot Point 4
Plot Point 6
Plot Point 5
Meeting Candy
Knowing who is the boss
Son of a boss - Curley
Story Details
Main Characters reached bunkhouse
George and Lennie meet Candy, an old man who lost a hand
Open discussion about Whitney, a previous worker, the stable buck later identified as Crook, and the boss.
A menial general assistant
"The old
shifted his broom and held it between his elbow and his side while he held out his hand for the can" (pg 18)
"'Tell you what,' said the old
." (pg. 19)
"The old
looked quickly at him, and then shuffled to the door rubbing his whiskers with his knuckles as he went." (pg. 20)
watched him until he was settled" (pg. 24)
"The swamper said, 'He was here jus' a minute ago, Curley.'" (pg 25)
Showing doubt
"'I ain't so sure,' said George
" (pg. 19)
Figurative language
(Personification & simile) “At about ten o'clock in the morning the sun threw a bright dust-laden bar through one of the side windows, and in and out of the beam flies shot like rushing stars." Pg 17-18
Candy is well represented by the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” because he lost his hand, he was useless to the boss. But he proves to be valuable by funding the group's dream of being self dependent.

George and Lennie meets Curley's wife
Establishment of the hideout
Story detail
The boss enters the bunkhouse to interview George and Lennie.
The boss was suspicious of George when he wouldn't let Lennie talk.
George lied that Lennie was his cousin and got kicked in the head by a horse when he was 7
The protagonists were assigned to Slim's team
the grain of this plant, used as food and in making beer, ale, and whiskey
"'Well God knows he don't need any brains to buck
." (pg 23)
"'They're picking up
at the threshing machine.'" (pg 23)
"'You guys gonna buck
?'" (pg 28)
"'Gonna buck
?'" (pg 34)
"' I gotta pair of punks on my team that don't know a barley bag from a blue ball. You guys ever bucked an
?'" (pg 34)
Figurative Language
(Simile)- “He was sore as hell when you wasn’t here to go out this morning.” pg. 18
The boss represents the American Dream of the 1930’s, being able to own your own land and provide work to others, making profit off of their work. He gets to act as who he is, because he knows that he can’t be taken down.

Story Details
George and Lennie met the boss's son, Curley, who was recently married
Curley immediately hated Lennie presumably because Lennie is larger than he is and tried to pick on him
tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing
Figurative Language
(Metaphor)- “Maybe that’s why Curley’s pants is full of ants.” pg. 28
(Metaphor)- “An’ I bet he’s eatin’ raw eggs and writin’ to the patent medical houses.” pg. 32

Curley represents the arrogance and big ego of many men looking for work in that time period, despite his small stature.

Story details
Curley's wife came into the barn looking for Curley
George tells Lennie to steer clear of Curley's wife because they were kicked out in Weed when Lennie touched a girl's dress.
"He had drawn a
statement from George"
(pg 27)
"His face
with thought"
uneasy or fearful about something that might happen
"She was suddenly
" (pg. 32)
Figurative language
(simile) "Her hair hand in little rolled clusters, like sausages" (pg 31)
(foreshadowing) "'Listen to me, you crazy bastard," he said fiercely. 'Don't you even look at that (insert female canine here). I don't care what she says and does."
Curley’s wife is symbolic of the Greek description of women, a beautiful evil, all of the farmhands love the way she looks but they know that she will give them nothing but trouble; a recurring motif throughout the book
Story details
George tells Lennie to hide in the brush they slept in the previous day if he ever gets in trouble and asks George to repeat what he said.
There are no new vocabulary in this section
Figurative language
The whole section is a form of foreshadowing. An author never puts in details that are not needed so this sections clearly indicates trouble later on in the book and the eventual use of the hideout
Meeting the almighty Slim
Story detail
There are no new vocabulary words in this section
Figurative Language
(Metaphor) "He was a jerkline skinner, prince of the ranch." pg. 33
Slim has a blue-collar esque, he’s hardworking and is the natural leader of the barley teams.
Plot Point 7
Story Detail
There are no new vocabulary words in this section
Carlson complains about Candy's canine
Figurative Language
(Foreshadowing) Carlson does not want Candy's dog around anymore, because of it's smell, he hates it so much that he wants it shot. Sound familiar? pg. 36
The description of Candy's dog reflects Candy very well. Old, vulnerable, and just about useless. This, along with the drowning of four of Slim's nine pups, is a powerful motif that represents the characters' views that the weak and useless should be eliminated
In review...
Slim walks in the bunkhouse, he's friendly with the two and him and George click almost immediately
Carlson comes into the bunkhouse while George and Slim are talking to talk ask about Slim's birth-giving dog
Earlier in the story, George promised Lennie a puppy, so when Slim said he was getting rid of them, that was music to Lennie's ears
Carlson talks to Slim about killing Candy's dog because it stinks up the bunkhouse
Before Slim answers, the triangle rings out, meaning it is supper time
The duo are the last to leave, but Curley bursts inside the bunhouse, screaming for his wife
Curley leaves again looking for her, and George is telling Lennie that he's nearing the tipping point with his temper, that he's thinking about fighting him right now
Lennie and George reach the ranch
They both land jobs at the ranch
They meet and/or talk about the rest of the characters in the book
Lennie is told to avoid Curley and his wife
Lennie may finally get a puppy
Chapter analysis
This chapter transitions the characters from the road into the farm where the rest of the story will take place. Most side characters of the story are met in the chapter such as Candy, Carlson, and Slim. The main problem of the story in clearly identified as Curley's aggression and his wife's unwelcomed advances
Project managers: Ted and Zac
Development team leader: Ted and Zac
Stuff doer: Ted and Zac
Something overseer: Ted and Zac
Miscellaneous position 1: Ted
Miscellaneous position 2: Zac
Deogratory terms used against Crooks
Treatment of women as objects
Curley's aggression towards Lennie for his size
Killing of dogs
The setting of their hiding place by the river was the beginning and was to be the ending of the story. Later in the book, its peaceful nature proves it to be a safe haven for the two, where they can speak freely.
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