While the story focuses on George and Lennie 's struggles through this hopeless time.
These men were lonely, unable to find love companions. Using strong rhetorical strategies such as diction, imagery, novel structure, and literary devices. He does not stop to show sorrow or pity over the body of his dead wife but instead immediately initiates his revenge on Lennie.
During this time period, the working class men experienced many troubles and learnt to survive on only the bare minimum.
Slim will stay on to run the ranch, but George will have to move on to the next job. Because he is not alone, George is not completely lonely.
The chapter opens with Lennie holding his puppy, lifeless because Lennie holding his puppy, lifeless because Lenny has stroked it too roughly.