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A Chapter Analysis Of Mice and Men Essay

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Of Mice and Men: Chapter 1: Lennie and George went to work on a farm to be a rancher. They started off in Weed. While traveling they decided to spend a night in the woods. Lennie went off to collect wood so they could start a fire to cook their 3 cans of beans for there supper. They were traveling so they didn’t carry much with him and they also probably didn’t have a lot of money because they never could keep a job. George told Lennie it was because of him. When Lennie returned he did not return with firewood but a dead mouse. George wasn’t very happy so he took the mouse from Lennie and threw it out into the woods. He is portraying the setting—sensory/imagery Chapter 2: The next day, Lennie and George make their way to the ranch…show more content…
After watching his friend nearly drown, George felt ashamed of his behavior. Since that day, he has taken good care of his companion, protecting him even when he gets in trouble. For example, in Weed, the last town where they worked, Lennie wanted to touch the fabric of a girl’s red dress. When she pulled away, Lennie became frightened and held on to her until George hit him over the head to make him let go. The girl accused Lennie of rape, and George and Lennie had to hide in an irrigation ditch to escape a lynch mob. Chapter 4: The next evening, Saturday, Crooks sits on his bunk in the harness room. The black stable-hand has a crooked back—the source of his nickname—and is described as a “proud, aloof man” who spends much of his time reading. Lennie, who has been in the barn tending to his puppy, appears in the doorway, looking for company. Crooks tells him to go away, saying that if he, as a black man, is not allowed in the white quarters, then white men are not allowed in his. Lennie does not understand. He innocently reports that everyone else has gone into town and that he saw Crooks’s light on and thought he could come in and keep him company. Finally, despite himself, Crooks yields to Lennie’s “disarming smile” and invites him in. Chapter 5: It is Sunday afternoon and Lennie is alone in the barn, sitting in the hay and
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