"Of Mice And Men" A Review Of The Novel And Information About The Author, Steinbeck

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OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck first takes place a few miles south ofSoledad. There were two men by the names of George and Lennie who became lifelong partners. George thought Lennie needed support because Lennie was mentallyretarded. Later, George and Lennie moved to a ranch nearby Soledad.George and Lennie got into trouble a few miles south of Soledad in a towncalled Weed. The men were hiding out along a river called Salinas, across from theGabililan mountains. Trouble occurred in Weed when Lennie grabbed a hold of aladies dress, because he was curious about the texture of the fabric. The womantook it the wrong way and became upset and frightened. Curdling screams causedsome men to come ...view middle of the document...

The boss then toldthem to go out after dinner and help out with the team by picking up barley at thethreshing machine.After the boss left, the old swamper came in with his broom in his hand, andwas followed by an old sheep dog with blind eyes and struggling just to get to theother side of the room. Suddenly, a young man with dark curly hair came into theroom wearing high heeled boots and spurs on them. It was the boss's son, namedCurley. After Curley left, a girl with large lips, beautiful sparkling eyes, and redfingernails appeared in the doorway. She said, "I'm looking for Curley", but, allthe guys just stood there and admired her except George. He turned his head andsaid, "He was in here a minute ago, but he went."Slim and Carlson began to talk, and Carlson asked Slim if his female dog hadher pups. Carlson thought that Slim could give up one of his pups so he could give apup to Candy the old Swamper and get rid of Candy's dog. The poor dog smelled,could barely see, and had trouble walking without pain. Later that night, whenCandy was lying in bed, Carlson asked, "Do you want me to put the old devil out ofhis misery right now, Candy?" Making excuses Candy said, "You ain't got no gun."Then Calrlson told Candy that he does have a Luger. Candy sure didn't know whatto think or what to say, so he gently said, "Oh, maybe tomorrow." As the night wenton, Candy finally told Carlson to take the puppy.Curley came flinging open the door as he walked inside. The boys knew therewas going to be trouble. Lennie began laughing at something Candy said to Curley.Curley then got angry and raged at Lennie for laughing and told him to get up andfight like a man. Lennie wouldn't hurt a fly on purpose. So he just stood upand stared at him. Curley was a small statured man, but he went ahead and took aswing at Lennie and broke his nose. While all of this was taking place, George wasyelling, "Get him Lennie! Get him!" So Lennie took it upon himself to do what wasright and when Curley took the second swing, Lennie grabbed his hand and thenCurley hit the ground, whining like a baby. The other men immediately took Curleyto the hospital because his hand was crushed.George promised Lennie that he would get him a pup when they got to theranch. Slim gave Lennie one of his and was so excited that he finally got to have apup of his own. Every night Lennie would go out and lay by his little pup and strokehim. Slim told Lennie that if he wasn't careful, he would kill the little puppybecause he was handling him too much. It happened!...Lennie was playing with hislittle pup and the puppy began knawing on his hand so Lennie hit him. Lennie didn'tintentionally try to hit him hard , but he did, resulting in his pups death. The pupwas kept in the barn where Lennie tried to bury it in the straw. Without Linnieknowing, before him stood Curly's wife watching him, but not knowing what he wasdoing. Lennie knew he was not supposed to talk to here because George didn't wantany trouble between...

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