Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
Contributed by Joslyn Justiniano
Chapter Summaries
Chapter Summaries Table
Chapter Summary
Section 1

From the opening of the novella to George instructing Lennie in preparation for their arrival at the ranch (nightfall)

The opening ...

Section 2

From Lennie and George’s arrival at the ranch to an unpleasant encounter with Curley

The following day, George and Lennie go to t...

Section 3

From Slim and George returning to the bunkhouse to George comforting Lennie after the fight with Curley

George and Slim go back to ...

Section 4

From Lennie talking to Crooks in the harness room to after Curley’s wife threatening Crooks

The following evening (a Saturday), C...

Section 5

From Lennie stroking his dead puppy in the barn to Curley leading a mob of men to find and kill Lennie

Lennie is alone in the barn ...

Section 6

From Lennie’s arrival at the riverbed to the end of the story

It is described to be a peaceful, beautiful late afternoon at the s...

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