a timeline representing important events in the book of mice and men
Created by isobellegee on Feb 2, 2011
Last updated: 02/14/11 at 10:51 PM
In chapter six Lennie has run off to the riverbed where the book had started off. At the beginning of the book George had advised Lennie to come back to the bushes by the river incase anything bad were to happen. Now Lennie sits by the river in the bush.
Lennie is sitting by the river proud of himself for have remembering to retreat back to the riverbed. Then his aunt Clara appears as a illusion in Lennies head. She starts to explain to Lennie that he is no good for George and only causes him trouble. That Lennie is very hard to take care off and that he never thinks of anyone but himself. The vision goes away and George arrives near Lennie, very quietly. George an Lennie start talking and Lennie once again asks George to tell him about their land and the rabbits. George begins the story and tells Lennie to take off his hat and look into the clearing. George takes out his gun and keeps telling the story. Out of mercy George shoots Lennie in the back of the head, and Lennie falls to the ground. Soon the rest of the men appear
Candys dog is very old and unable to function like young dogs. He smell and is unwanted at the ranch. In the book the dog is shot by Carlson because he was a nuisance. Candys dog is very similar to Lennie because they both share the same characteristics and being misjudged.
At the beginning of chapter five Lennie is in the barn with his dead pup in his hands. Lennie accidentally shook the pup to hard and broke its neck. Lennie is very scared that George will be angry and not let him tend the rabbits anymore. So Lennie starts burying the pup in the hay, when Curleys wife walks in and sits beside him. They start talking about life and Curleys wife brings up how she could have become a movie star but had given up the opportunity. Shes see the dead pup and Lennie explains he lieks feeling smooth things. So curleys wife allows him to feel her hair. lennie grabs on tight an doesnt let go. Curleys wife screams and trys to pull away.Lennie gets scared and doesnt want anyone to hear so he shakes her to get her to stop. Instead of gently shaking her Lennie shook her so hard he broke her neck and Curleys wife died. Lennie realizes what he has done and quickly runs away to the meeting spot by the river that George had told him to come to in case of emergency. Candy comes into the barn and finds Curleys wife, he quickly notifies George and shows him what happened. George knows its Lennie who did this. Then everyone comes into the barn and finds the body. Curley is upset and demands everyone to find Lennie and kill him. So the men go on a hunt to find Lennie.
Curleys wife is a very pretty, nicely made up woman. She is a is said to make eyes with every man in the ranch. Most men find her very appealing but are afraid of her because Curley would be very angry if anyone was talking to his wife.
In chapter three Crooks is alone in his barn. The barn is for the horses and any other animals. Crooks has a small area in the corner of the barn wher he has set up his own room with his belongings. Lennie, Candy and curleys wife all coem out to the barn in chapter three.
In chapter four all the other men have left the ranch and gone to a cat house. Lennie, Candy, Curleys wife and Crooks are all left behind. Crooks is in his barn when Lennie comes in and starts playing with the pups. Crooks asks him to leave but he does not understand and stays. Lennie begins to tell Crooks about the land Candy George and him are going to own. Crooks does not believe it possible, until Candy joins them and explains their plans. Soon Crooks takes and interest in this idea of land and wants to be apart of it. The Curleys wife comes in wanting attention. The men do not want her there but she refuses to leave. She starts rambling on about her unhappy marriage and how she knows Curley didnt brek his hand in a machine. Crooks tells her to leave and she threatens him by how she could have him fired
Crooks is the stable buck for the ranch. He takes care of the horses and lives in the barn. Hes a African American and sometimes struggles with the other men who deprive him of his needs. He is hardworking and proud.
Slim is the stable buck. He is very respected throughout the ranch and many people look up to him.
In chapter three George and Slim have a long talk. Slim has just given Lennie on of his pups and George is very thankful of him. Slim asks George about him and Lennie traveling together and George explains hes the only thing hes got and that Lennie needs someone to take care of him. George explains to Slim why they had to leave Weed. Lennie had stroked a girls dress and hadn't let go, the girl screamed. Soon many people were on the look out for Lennie and that force George and him to leave Weed. When Carlson comes into the bunkhosue he explians to Candy that his dog must be shot. Candy reluctantly allows him to shoot the dog, so Carlson leads the dog out back and kills him. Slim leaves and George talks to Lennie about the land they will own. Candy overhears and asks to be let in on a part of the ownership. Then Curley comes in wanting to pick a fight with Lennie. Curley throws many punches, but when Lennies fights back he easily breaks Curleys hand. Curley is black mailed, and told that if he tells anybody he will be the laughing stock of the ranch
In chapter two George and Lennie arrive at the ranch where they are going to start work bucking barley. The scene takes place in the bunkhouse of the barn. This is where the working men sleep. They each get one bunk with a small apple box to keep their possessions in.
Candy is the ranch helper who has lost his hand in and accident. He is very old and has a dog bearing the same characteristics. Candy fears he could lose his job because of his age which makes him useless.
In chapter two George and Lennie are greeted by Candy into the bunkhouse. They then meet their new boss who George talks to and tries to keep Lennie from saying anything that might give away his disability. When the boss leaves George and Lennie meet the bosses son Curley. Curley tries to pick a fight with Lennie because he always picks on men much bigger then him. George makes it clear to Lennie he should stay away from Curley. Once Curley and Candy leave, Curleys wife walks in. She is very pretty and heavily made up. Once she has talked to George and Lennie she runs off looking for her husband. After George and Lennie are introduced to Slim and Carlson. Slim is a respected worker, and Carlson is another ranch worker. The four men talk for awhile and Candys old dog is brought up. Carlson wants to shoot his dog because he is old, smelly and has no use at the ranch anymore. Slims dog has given birth to nine puppies and they agree it would be better to raise the puppies instead.
the setting in chapter one takes place in Salinas California 1930, during the great depression. In the first chapter George and Lennie are settled on a bank by a river they are camping out on the open plain.
In chapter one George and Lennie are sitting by their fire eating beans and discussing their future. They explain their situation and what they plan on doing in Salinas. George and Lennie are signed up for a new job and George is scared Lennie wont be able to control himself long enough for them to keep the job. George tells Lennie if anything goes wrong he is to come back to the bank and hide. Lennie starts fantasizing about him and George owning their own land.
In chapter one George and Lennie are the two characters interacting with each other. Lennie Slim is ironically very big and strong. He has a slight mental disability, that makes him hard to handle. George is a small man whose very wise and serious. He is very protective of Lennie.