Plot[ edit ] Two migrant field workers in California during the Great DepressionGeorge Milton Burgess Meredithan intelligent and quick-witted man despite his frequent claims of being "not that smart"and Lennie Small Lon Chaney Jr.
Lennie's part of the dream, which he never tires of hearing George describe, is merely to tend to and touch soft rabbits on the farm.
George protects Lennie at the beginning by telling him that if Lennie gets into trouble George won't let him "tend them rabbits. While on a bus en route to the new ranch, Lennie — who, because of his mental disability, is prone to forget the simplest things or phrases but can only remember about the rabbits—asks George where they are going.
George is annoyed about this and tells him about the work cards they got at the bus entrance, which Lennie does remember, but incorrectly remembers having them in his pocket, since George has both of them.
After being dropped off 10 miles from their destination, George and Lennie decide to camp for the night by the Salinas River.
When George points to Lennie the river, he runs to the river and dunks his whole head in it, drinking from it like an animal.
George soon catches Lennie petting a dead bird, takes it away from him and throws it to the other side of the river for safety reasons. When Lennie hears that they are going have beans for dinner, he requests ketchup, to which George responds that they do not have any.
At night, as George and Lennie are eating beans for dinner, Lennie requests for the same thing, with George responding angrily, stating that whatever they do not have is what Lennie always wants to have.
This leaves Lennie puzzled, as he forgot that first response from earlier. This also causes George to have a long speech about Lennie's ungratefulness, childlike behavior and why they had to escape from Weed.
Eventually, George eases the tensions by telling Lennie his favorite story about their future farm before going to sleep. The next day, they arrive at the ranch near Soledad.
They meet Candy Roman Bohnenthe aged, one-handed ranch-hand with his ageing dog he raised since it was a puppy. After meeting with the ranch boss, Jackson Oscar O'Sheathe pair are confronted by Curley, the small-statured jealous and violent son of the ranch owner, who threatens to beat Lennie to a pulp because of his height, as Curley hates men who are of large stature.
To make matters worse, Curley's seductive, yet sadistic and conniving wife, Mae Betty Fieldto whom Lennie is instantly attracted, flirts with the other ranch hands. George orders Lennie not to look at, or even talk to, her, as he senses the troubles that Mae could bring to the men.
One night, Mae enters the barn in an attempt to talk with Slim Charles Bickford. Even when Mae explains how her life has been during the Depression, Slim refuses to listen to her and shuns her, saying "You got no troubles, except what you bring on yourself" and tells her to go back to the house.
When this statement causes Mae to sob, Slim is forced to give in and let her talk. Back at the bunkhouse, Candy offers to join with George and Lennie after Carlson puts down his dog, so they can buy the farm and the dream appears to move closer to reality.
Curley appears and makes a scene in the bunkhouse as the workers mock him after he accused Slim of keeping company with his wife.Get free homework help on Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men: book summary, chapter summary and analysis, quotes, essays, and character analysis courtesy of CliffsNotes.
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is a parable about what it means to be human. Steinbeck's story of George and Lennie's ambition of owning their own ranch, and the .
Loneliness and Lenny in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men - The Great Depression was a period in the ’s when America was in a state of economic collapse. Of Mice and Men [John Steinbeck] on leslutinsduphoenix.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression They are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick and dark of face ; Lennie.
”Of Mice and Men is a thriller, a gripping tale running to novelette length that you will not set down until it is finished. It is more than that; but it is that. Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch.
Of Mice and Men is a American drama film based on the play based on the novella of the same title by American author John Steinbeck, and starring Burgess Meredith, Betty Field and Lon Chaney Jr.
The supporting cast features Charles Bickford, Roman Bohnen, Bob Steele and Noah Beery Jr. The film tells the story of two men, George and his mentally-challenged partner Lennie, trying to.