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Summary of Of Mice and Men Chapter 2

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Summary "Of mice and men" chapter 2 Task- summarize very briefly what happens in chapter 2, and write short descriptions of two or three of the most important new characters, mentioning physical aspects, where these might be important, and their personalities. Also predict how they might be involved in the rest of the story. In the beginning of chapter two "of mice and men", the author again explains (he also explains in detail the setting for chapter 1) very well how the setting is laid out. He explains that they were now in a bunk house that was "along, rectangular building" and that the walls were "whitewashed" and the floor was unpainted. In 3 of the walls there was square windows except for the forth where the door stood. The bunk house contained eight bunks and George and lennie settle down to their own bunks. They first meet an old man called candy. He seems to be a very wise and friendly person, because he welcomes George and lennie in a decent way. ...read more.


He asked why he doesn't let lennie speak for himself, and George answers to the boss that lennie isn't very bright but is a good worker. The boss then gets suspicious why George is handling with a man like lennie, and thinks the reason is that George is trying to steal lennies bill. After all George is not trying to steal lennies bill. He is helping lennie because they have such a strong friendship for each other and he is willing to help lennie although lennie irritates him. The boss is important in this story because he is the boss of their new job; he can decide what can happen to George and lennie. After some time, the son of the boss walks into the bunk house looking for his father. Curley is a young man who is thin, with a brown face, brown eyes and a head of tightly curled hair. He wore a work glove on his left hand and high heeled boots just like his father. ...read more.


And lennie describes her as "purty". If anything happens between him and Curley's wife then thare could be big problems for lennie and Curley and his new job. Candy explains her as a "tart" because she gives the eye to slim, and Carlson. Slim seems to be a very important character because he is very wise, everyone obeys him, and everyone listens to him. He is the "prince of the ranch". He seems to be very trustworthy to George and lennie because he has conversations with them about their back rounds, making them feel more "at home". I think towards the end of the book, all these characters will be important because I predict that maybe something will happen between lennie and Curley's wife; and that problems will occur between him and Curley. I think that because of the problems, Curley will manage to get lennie and George fired from their job and have legal troubles like they had in their last town. But slim and candy will stay by their side as they see to be friends. Maybe later on in the story they will become great friends and stick together. ...read more.

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