Of Mice an Men Chapter 4 Summary
By John Steinbeck
In this chapter there was a lot of Dialog so I decided to put the pictures of whoever was talking at the time to help keep you slackers organized.
But basically in this chapter most of the guys leave town and it's just Lennie, Crooks (the black stable buck), and Candy (the old man) that stayed.
Lennie is bored and goes to Crooks room. Crooks teases him for a bit and Lennie reveals about their ranch they're going to buy even though they weren't supposed to tell anyone. Candy comes to crooks room and tells him the same thing.
As they are chatting Curley's wife pops in to mess with them because she's bored. She figures out that Lennie beat up Curley and it happy about it. And the guys accidentally reveal to her about their plans for a ranch too.
George comes back and gets pissed that they told Crooks. Candy lies and says that Crooks is the only one they told. And that's all that pretty much happens.
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I can beat this I'm, too young.
I'm, pulling my weight in gold.
I've been anxious., I've been broke.", What's up, slackers? Welcome to Book Cheats!, Today we're going to be talking about of Mice and Men Chapter 4 in the beginning of this chapter we're brought to a small room that's attached to the barn.
This room is Crooks.
The, black stable buck.
It describes his room as being small with tools and equipment kind of scattered everywhere.
His room is pretty organized and clean.
His bed is made of straw with a blanket over it.
As Crooks is sitting on the bed, Lennie opens the door and stands in the doorway.
When Crooks looks over at Lennie.
Lennie has a ten gallon smile on his face.
Crooks tells Lennie that he has no right to be in his room.
Lennie says that he just came to the room to look at his puppy.
He saw a light underneath the doorway and was wondering what it was from.
Why he opened the door.
Crooks says that he, himself, isn't wanted in the bunkhouse and that he doesn't want people in his room.
Lennie asks Crooks, why he isn't wanted in the bunk house.
Crooks says, it's because he's black.
Lennie tells Crooks that everybody went into town, except for him and Candy.
Crooks keeps trying to tell Lennie to leave his room.
And eventually he gets so adamant about it that Lennie starts to frown., Crooks feels sorry, like when you make a kid cry kind of sorry.
And he tells Lennie to sit down for a little bit.
Crooks, ask what Candy's doing at the moment.
And Lennie says that he's figuring something out.
Crooks asks, what he's trying to figure out.
And, Lennie says that he's figuring out about rabbits.
Crooks is kind of taken back and says that Lennie's nuts.
Lennie defends himself and says that it's true and that they're going to have a ranch and raise rabbits and live off the fat of the Land.
Crooks tells that guys always talk.
But it never means anything.
Because Lennie is talking about a ranch.
Crooks remembers his father's chicken ranch from when he was a boy.
Crooks, then changes the subject and asks Lennie.
What he would do if George never came back., Lennie's mood immediately drops.
And he says that George wouldn't do that.
Crooks, asks, "What.
If he got hurt or got killed, and he couldn't come back?".
Lennie says that George is a smart guy and that he wouldn't get hurt.
Crooks keeps hassling him about it.
And at this point, Lennie's mad., Crooks says that if George left, they would tie Lennie up like a dog.
Lennie gets up and starts walking towards Crooks frustrated at the ideas he's implanted in his mind., He insists, to know who hurt George.
Crooks freaks out and tells Lennie.
He was just kidding.
He tells Lennie that he needs to settle down.
Crooks tells Lennie that he needs to appreciate having some body to be his friend in his life.
If he was black like him, he wouldn't have anybody.
Crooks complains that he has to read books all day, because he doesn't get to hang out with anybody.
And that books are a poor substitute for human interaction., Crooks apologizes for scaring Lennie.
Crooks, telling Lennie about having friends reminds him about his childhood.
He starts to reminisce about his father's chickens, ranch.
Crooks talks about how he had two brothers.
And that life on the ranch was great.
With Crooks talking about his old ranch, Lennie says that they're really gonna do it, that George Lennie and Candy are going to own their own ranch.
Crooks teases him about having the ranch and says that everybody says it.
But nobody actually does it.
Candy comes into the barn and calls after Crooks and asks if he's seen Lennie.
Crooks tells Candy Lennie's in his room.
When Candy comes over to the doorway, Crooks.
Irritably invites him, in.
Candy says that in all the years he's worked there.
This is the first time he's ever been in Crook's, room., Lennie interrupts their conversation and asks what he's been figuring about rabbits.
Candy says that he's figured out a way they can make some money off of the rabbits.
Crooks interrupts and says, they ain't never gonna get a ranch.
And that guys say it all the time, but nobody ever does it.
Candy says, they're gonna do it because George says, they're gonna do it.
Candy then excitedly brags about their elaborate plan to get this ranch.
Crooks says that he's never seen anybody do it.
And if they actually do it, he wants to come onto the ranch and do odd jobs just to have a place to stay.
Suddenly hear a voice come from the doorway.
"Anybody, seen Curley?", It's, Curley's, wife., Blep, blep, blep., They, all turn to her and say, they haven't seen Curley.
She semi-jokingly says that they left all the weaklings at the ranch and that she know's where they're at.
Candy, pissed off, asks her.
Why she's asking if she already knows.
She jeers at them and then says that whenever guys talk to her alone, they're really nice to her, but whenever they get in groups they're, really mean, because they don't want the other workers to tell Curley that they've been nice to her.
The, don't want the other guys to basically get dirt on them to tell Curley.
Crooks tells Curley's wife to go back to the house because they don't want any trouble.
There., Curley's wife says that she just likes to talk to people Curley tells her that she has a husband and that she needs to stop being trouble.
Wife starts complaining that all Curley does all day is talk about how he can beat up anybody on the ranch.
And that it's the same story, every time.
She, then changes her mood and asks what really happened to Curley's.
Hand., The, guys, stay silent for a minute.
Not knowing what to say, Candy, finally, says that he got his hand caught in a machine., She, asks, "who beat him, up?" Candy repeats.
The machine story.
Candy's wife starts to get pissed off, because she know every body's lying about it.
She complains that she so pretty.
And she has to talk to the losers on the ranch and enjoy it just because she's so bored.
Candy, getting somewhat offended and with the pride of his new ranch.
And the prospect of his dream in mind tells her off that he doesn't care if she gets them fired that they're going to have their own ranch, and that it's going to be way better than this place.
Curley's wife, laughs and says that he ridiculous because guys like them just waist their money on booze and women.
Candy says that he doesn't care if she knows, but that she needs to leave because she insist wanted there.
Curley's wife looks at Lennie and sees the bruises all over his face.
She asks Lennie, where he got those bruises, from.
Lennie can't think of anything, but the standard answer and says.
"He got his hand caught in a machine." She laughs and says, "okay?" She's figured out what happened.
Candy breaks in and says to leave Lennie alone.
He says that he's gonna tell George about her.
Lennie breaks in and says that George is gonna let him tend the rabbits.
Curley's wife, says, "if, that's.
What you want, I'll get you some rabbits." Crooks says that he's had enough, and that he's gonna tell the boss to never let her in the barn again.
Curley's wife gets pissed off than even Crooks is standing up to her.
And she says that she could get him strung up on a tree.
Crooks shrinks away., Candy shrinks away too because he realizes it's true.
Finally, come back from town.
Candy tells Curley's wife that if she leaves right now, he won't tell Curley that she was there.
She leaves she leans in towards Lennie and says that she's glad that Lennie beat him up.
Somebody needed to do it.
She leaves, the guys complain about what a devil.
Crooks has had enough at this point and wants them to leave the room.
Candy apologizes to Crooks for all the black stuff.
George comes into the barn looking for Lennie., When, George finds Lennie in Crooks room.
He scolds him for being in there.
Candy interrupts and says that he's figured out a way they can make money with the rabbits.
Georges gets pissed off and reminds them that they're not supposed to tell anybody.
Candy lies and says that he only told Crooks.
As they're, leaving the room, Crooks says to Candy that what he said about doing odd jobs around the ranch was just a joke and to forget about it.
And that concludes the chapter.
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Injured when a horse kicked him, Crooks has a body that is bent to the left because of his crooked spine.
Crooks acts irritated, but eventually strikes up a conversation with Lennie. During the conversation, Lennie tells Crooks about the dream of owning a farm. Crooks doesn't believe that it will ever happen. He starts to question the relationship between George and Lennie.Why is Crooks lonely in Chapter 4? ›
Crooks is lonely because he is the only black person on the ranch and they discriminate against him. He is not allowed to sleep in the bunk house or play cards with the men. Why does Lennie wander into Crooks's room? Lennie wanders into Crook's room because he was in the barn to see the pup and he saw Crooks' light on.Why is Candy lonely in chapter 4? ›
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What possibility does Crooks upset Lennie with? He says that Lennie was kicked in the head by a horse when he was little.What page is chapter 4 in Of Mice and Men? ›
Of Mice and Men, Chapter Four, pages 35-39 | english, literature, Of Mice And Men | ShowMe.Why is Curley's wife nameless? ›
Curley's wife's name is never revealed as a way of showing her lack of independence and identity while also displaying the role of women on a ranch in the 1930s.Why did Curley's wife marry Curley? ›
Answer and Explanation: Curley's wife married Curley because he offered her security. When Curley's wife meets with Lennie in the barn, she reveals some of her past. She longed to be an actress, but she was unable to break into the film industry.How did Curley's hand get crushed? ›
Curley, on the defensive and looking for someone to fight, picks a fight with Lennie and punches him unmercifully. Lennie doesn't protect himself until George tells him to fight back. When Lennie does, he crushes all the bones in Curley's hand.Who finds Curley's wife dead? ›
Candy finds Curley's wife and runs out to find George, who, upon seeing the body, knows what happened. George considers what will happen to Lennie: They could lock Lennie up, but he'd starve, and people would be mean to him.Does Lennie get killed? ›
As Lennie envisions the dream that seemed so close a few days ago, George shoots him as Carlson shot Candy's dog, and like the dog, without a quiver, Lennie dies. Earlier in the novel, Slim told Candy it would be better to put his dog down, better for their "society" as a whole.
Lennie is killed by George at the end of the book, for Lennie's own good, because 1) George thinks that Lennie will do other bad stuff, 2) George knows that Curley and his men will kill Lennie anyway because Lennie killed Curley's wife and 3) George is doing it now, without Lennie having any pain or without him knowing ...Why does Lennie go to the barn in Chapter 4? ›
For what reason does Lennie go to the barn? Lennie heads to the barn to look for his puppy.What are key words to describe Lennie in Chapter 4? ›
List words that describe Lennie. What animal is he compared to? large, confused, obedient, loyal, helpless, childlike. He could be described as a dog, obedient to his master.What does Curley's wife tell Lennie in Chapter 4? ›
Curley's wife tells Lennie, Candy and Crooks that Curley only talks about one thing—getting into fights with the other men on the ranch. She is very insulting and shows no affection when discussing her husband.What chapter is Curley's wife killed? ›
Of Mice and Men Chapter 5.Why did Curley's wife come to the barn in chapter 4? ›
4. Why did Curley's wife come to the barn? She was looking for Curley, she said, but she actually came to talk to the men and find some company.How does Curley's wife provoke the men in chapter 4? ›
When she enters the men's sleeping quarters, she teases them and flaunts her power over them. She knows that the men there are lonely. She enjoys knowing she appeals to them, and that they cannot touch her, or else risk incurring her husband's wrath. In the end, her flirtations end badly.What happens in chapter 4 start with why? ›
Chapter four begins by focusing on human nature's desire to belong. This desire drives us to pursue others who share the same “Why” as us. And oddly enough, the Golden Circle matches the way our brain operates. Neocortex: Our neocortex, corresponds with the “What” level.How did Elie lose his gold tooth? ›
Franek, the foreman, torments Chlomo for marching out of step as a means of preying on Elie's feelings for his father's suffering and thereby extorting the gold tooth. In desperation at his father's torment, Elie allows a dentist from Warsaw to extract his gold crown with a rusty spoon.Who did Idek beat up? ›
Idek beats Elie's father because he thought he was walking too slowly. He beats him with an iron bar. Elie finds himself angry at his father rather than Idek because his father did not know how to avoid Idek's rage.
By John Steinbeck. Crooks is sitting in his room when Lennie comes by. They're alone, because everyone else has gone off to Suzy's clean and comedic house of ill repute. Lennie (revealing his secret-keeping capabilities) immediately tells Crooks about the dream farm.What does crooks offer to Candy in chapter 4? ›
2. What does Crooks offer in return for joining George, Lennie, and Candy on the dream farm? Crooks offers to work for free on the farm if George allows Crooks to accompany them. 3.Why is Crooks important in chapter 4? ›
Crooks is significant as he provides an insight into the reality of the American Dream and the feelings of all the ranchers: their loneliness and need for company and human interaction. Crooks got his name from his "crooked back," this suggests he represents something different and he is not your average ranch hand.Why did Candy lose his arm? ›
In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Candy lost his hand in a farming accident. The incident occurred when Candy got his hand caught in a piece of machinery. Steinbeck writes, “I ain't much good with on'y one hand. I lost my hand right here on this ranch.Did Candy lose his arm or hand? ›
Candy is "a tall, stoop-shouldered old man … . He was dressed in blue jeans and carried a big push-broom in his left hand." His right hand is simply a stump because he lost his hand in a ranch accident.What does Curley's wife call Candy? ›
Analysis. Curley's wife is bitter here, insulting the only men left on the ranch (Lennie, Crooks and Candy) while the others are at the brothel, by referring to them as bindle stiffs , meaning tramps. She repeats Ever'body to show how alone she feels, as if everyone in the world is doing something except her.Why isn't Candy afraid of Curley's wife anymore? ›
Answer and Explanation:
In Of Mice and Men, Candy stands up to Curley's wife because she is in the wrong place, doesn't belong there, and her presence risks some wrong assumption and retaliation from Curley.
Crooks is a lively, sharp-witted, Black stable-hand, who takes his name from his crooked back. Like most of the characters in the story, he admits that he is extremely lonely. When Lennie visits him in his room, his reaction reveals this fact.What chapter was Lennie killed? ›
Of Mice and Men Chapter 6.What is the tone in chapter 4 Of Mice and Men? ›
The main theme of chapter four of Of Mice and Men is loneliness.
How is the setting different in this chapter? How do your feelings change because of the difference? It is in Crooks' barn as opposed to the other parts of the ranch. This new setting is isolated from the ranch, our feelings change because here we can view how crooks is suffering deeply from his isolation.How is Curley's wife presented in chapter 4? ›
Like Crooks, Curley's wife displays a heartbreaking vulnerability in this scene, readily and shamelessly confessing her loneliness and her unhappy marriage. But because she is as pathetic as the men who sit before her, she seeks out the sources of their weakness and attacks them.What does Lennie tell crooks in chapter 4? ›
During the conversation, Lennie tells Crooks about the dream of owning a farm. Crooks doesn't believe that it will ever happen. He starts to question the relationship between George and Lennie. During this conversation, Crooks asks Lennie what he would do if George got hurt.What does crooks tease Lennie about in chapter 4? ›
He even begins to tease Lennie about George disappearing and never coming back. This suggestion confuses Lennie; he insists, pleadingly, that George would not leave him. Then, as Lennie is about to become enraged, Crooks explains that he was only “supposing.”Why is Candy lonely in Chapter 4? ›
Candy is isolated because of his age and disability, making him less useful on the ranch and therefore insignificant. The lack of reaction to Candy's pleading look when Carlson wants to kill his dog represents the lack of empathy that the other men feel for those in pain.What is crooks response to the dream chapter 4? ›
What is Crooks' reaction to the dream of the farm? For a moment Crooks wants to live on the farm with George, Lennie, and Candy. He then realizes that the dream is impossible and there is no way that it would ever come true.What do we learn about crooks family in chapter 4? ›
Crooks family? They lived in California on a chicken ranch. Crooks had white friends but his father did not let him socialize with them. His father was worried about racism yang he had two brothers that he was close to.Who visits crooks candy and Lennie in chapter 4? ›
Who visits Crooks, Candy, and Lennie? Curley's wife visits them.Who goes into crooks room in Chapter 4? ›
By John Steinbeck. Crooks is sitting in his room when Lennie comes by. They're alone, because everyone else has gone off to Suzy's clean and comedic house of ill repute. Lennie (revealing his secret-keeping capabilities) immediately tells Crooks about the dream farm.Why is Crooks important in Chapter 4? ›
Crooks is significant as he provides an insight into the reality of the American Dream and the feelings of all the ranchers: their loneliness and need for company and human interaction. Crooks got his name from his "crooked back," this suggests he represents something different and he is not your average ranch hand.