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Of Mice and Men

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Elizabeth Crockenberg

on 29 May 2014

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Transcript of Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
George and Lennie were neighbors that grew up in a small town. When Lennie's Aunt Clara dies, George has to take care of Lennie. Later on, George and Lennie get jobs at a ranch in Weed then get chased out of the same ranch. George finds a new ranch for him and Lennie to work at but stays the night in a brush by the Salinas river so they can walk to the ranch in the morning.
The Ranch
When George and Lennie make it to the ranch, they are shown to their bunkhouse and introduced to Slim, Carlson, and Old Candy, a swamper who is let in on George and Lennie's dream of owning their own farm. Later on, they run into trouble when the boss's son, Curley, a short-tempered and jealous man who likes to pick on tall guys because of his short stature, finds Lennie to be the perfect target. They run into more trouble when Curley's wife comes around and starts flirting with the farmhands, causing Curley to be more uptight than usual.
The End?
John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men
was written in the 1930s during the Great Depression.
Was published in 1937 during the Modern Period in the objective third-person
George Milton and Lennie Small
George Milton
Lennie Small
Old Candy
Curley's Wife
Main characters
The next day, Lennie goes into the barn to play with a puppy that was given to him by Slim but because of his stength he ends up breaking it's neck. When Curley's wife comes in and sees the dead pup, she tries to talk to Lennie but later on ends up dead. When Lennie realizes what he has done, he sneaks out of the barn and goes back to the brush to wait for George. Later on, when Old Candy discovers the body, he informs all the guys on what he saw. Once Curley hears the news, he gathers up a lynch party and sets out to torture Lennie, telling George to help them find Lennie. When George finds Lennie, he begins to hears the footsteps of Curley's gang coming. As they get closer, George pulls out a gun and prepares to shoot.

Elizabeth Crockenberg
Block A
Of mice and men reflects the Great Depression and the crash of the stock market which led to people moving from job to job. It also shows some of the social issues of the 1930's like women not being considered equals and people of color being discriminated against.
Took place in Salinas, Ca on a ranch
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