Chapter 3 Summary ' Of Mice and Men
In this chapter George thanks Slim for giving Lennie a pup. He expects Lennie will be out in the barn all night petting it. Slim comments on how hard a worker Lennie is, and [pic]George reacts proudly, the way a mother might of her child. Slim mentions how odd it is that a smart guy like [pic]George travels with a crazy guy like Lennie. His questioning is friendly, though, and [pic]George senses an invitation to talk. Defending Lennie, [pic]George admits he himself isn't so smart, or he would have his own farm by now. He tells Slim how he and Lennie grew up in the same town. Lennie's parents are never mentioned, only his Aunt Clara who raised him. When she died Lennie just started to come along with [pic]George. At first [pic]George played tricks on Lennie, because he was so dumb he would do anything he was told, without even thinking about it. And he never held a grudge; he couldn't even realize when someone was mean, nevermind remember it. [pic]George and Slim agree that Lennie is a good guy, But he does get into trouble. [pic]George trusts Slim enough to tell him what happened in Weed. Lennie saw a woman in a pretty dress, and because he loves to touch soft things, he started to stroke her dress. The woman, terrified, tried to pull away. But Lennie got confused and held on with all his strength. [pic]George had to hit him over the head to get him to let go, and they were run out of town, narrowly avoiding arrest or getting into trouble.