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Write a summary (100 words) of first chapter of "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.

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Posted October 20, 2010 at 10:06 PM via web

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Write a summary (100 words) of first chapter of "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 3, 2011 at 6:24 AM (Answer #1)

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In the first chapter of the novel, Of Mice and Men, readers are introduced to the two protagonists.  Lennie and George are on their way to a ranch to find work.  They have recently left Weeds because of trouble that Lennie caused there.  Readers also find out about the dream that Lennie and George have: to own their own ranch. Readers also learn that Lennie likes furry things (such as rabbits and mice), but has a habit of killing them accidentally.  Lennie is a slightly slow man and simply does not know his own strength.

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