People cause problems, being alone is peaceful. The difference in these chapters are George and Lennie being alone and being with other people. In the first chapter there are animals by a lake that are calm and are hanging down the trees. There is no disturbance until George and Lennie are introduced. The animals run away, and George and Lennie are alone. George and Lennie can do whatever they want and they won’t be bothered. They plan what they are going to say to the boss and how they are going to talk to the people. George tells Lennie that he’ll do all the talking and Lennie should just stand there. George and Lennie drink water from the lake and can do it for as long as they want because they are not being bothered. George is trying to get Lennie to stop drink the water and says, “Lennie, for God’ sakes don’t drink so much” (Steinbeck 3). This part of the novel George and Lennie can basically do whatever they want and not be bothered. In Chapter two it is not very peaceful. Lennie and George are now at the bunkhouse getting ready for work. They are around people now and there are already some problems going on. The boss and his son are introduced are they are pretty nasty towards George and Lennie. Curley is trying to establish his dominates and is being mean to Lennie. Curley says to him, “Well, nex’ time you answer when you're spoken to” (Steinbeck 26). Curley gets up in Lennie’s face to make sure lennie knows he shouldn't be messed with. This is a completely different scenario than the first chapter. Lennie and George were alone with nobody bothering them, then they get to the bunkhouse and they are being harassed by others. The mood changes pretty quickly between the two chapters. The difference in the two chapters are the people and how they can cause problems and end peace.