Apparently, Candy didn’t go to Suzy’s and enters the barn to talk about the dream farm – and Crooks want to be a part of the plan now. Curley’s wife appears in the doorway and says that they left all the weak ones here. Curley’s wife reveals that she’s lonely and wants someone to talk to, no matter who it is. Curley’s wife asks Lennie how he got the bruises on his face and Crooks tells her to leave. The men return from Suzy’s brothel, when George comes in and Candy admits that they’ve told Crooks about the farm, George is not happy. Crooks admits he was just joking and retreats once again into the sadness and safety of his solitary life. Chapter Five Lennie is alone in the barn, petting a dead puppy. First, he covers the dead puppy up with hay. Next, he flings the dead puppy across the barn. Lennie is worried that he won’t get to tend the rabbits if George finds out about the dead puppy.
Of Mice and Men Chapter Summaries Curley’s wife shows up and tells him not to worry about the dead puppy. She tells Lennie that she could had been a famous movie star but instead she’s stuck on this ranch. Lennie tells her that he gets in trouble because he likes to pet soft things. Curley’s wife lets Lenny touches her hair since its soft. Lennie ends up killing her on accident, and runs to the camping spot George told him to go when he gets in trouble – taking the puppy with him. Candy comes into the barn and sees Curley’s wife, then he runs to find George. They both know that they should turn Lennie in but he would be sent to jail. On the other hand, Curley will torture Lennie to death. George and Candy’s dreams become shattered – they devise a plan and Candy tells the rest what he has found. The men organized a man hunt on Lennie. Chapter Six Lennie sits by the deep pool near the river, waiting for George to come for him. He is thinking about how much trouble he causes George. Lennie starts hallucinating about Aunt Clara – verbally taunting him. Aunt Clara disappeared and was replaced by an angry large rabbit. The rabbit was worse – hitting Lennie where it hurts. George finally appears from the bush and Lennie is happy. George tells Lennie the story about the dream farm – getting ready to shoot Lennie. The guys gather around after hearing the gun shot. George probably wanted Lennie to have a quick painless death while getting rid of a burden – killing two birds with one stone.
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