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Chapter 5 of mice and men

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What happened to Lennie's puppy? What is his reaction?
Lennie's puppy died because he handled it too roughly. He's sad and he's angry.
Why is Lennie angry at the dead puppy?
He knows George is going to be mad, and he thinks George won't let him tend the rabbits.
Why did Curley's wife come to see Lennie?
Curley's wife came to see Lennie because she figured out that he crushed Curley's hand and wouldn't be afraid of Curley anymore-he was the most likely candidate for her advances at this time.
When Lennie doesn't want to talk to Curley's wife, how does she react?
She gets angry
What did she tell Lennie? What does she ask Lennie to do?
She told Lennie that she didn't like Curley and that she had had other opportunities to go places and make something of herself, but she couldn't take advantage of them, so she married Curley as the next most likely way to get out of her hometown. She asks him to feel her soft hair.
Why did Lennie kill Curley's wife? How does he kill her?
he gets a little to rough and when Curley's wife starts to struggle, he gets confused and hold even tighter. When she starts to yell, Lennie think George will hear and will be mad that he is communicating with the woman, so he covers her mouth. Lennie gets more and more confused as to what do to (thinking that between the puppy's death and his talking to Curley's wife, George is going to be furious.) Finally, he shakes her and her neck snaps.
What was George's reaction when he found out about Curley's wife's death?
sadness and despair and wants to protect Lennie from getting lynched.
What was Curley's reaction to his wife's death?
Curley was furious
Who does Curley blame for the murder? Why is he so angry at what had happened?
He blames Lennie. He's angry at Lennie for having broken he hand too
Why does George leave and then return to the scene of the crime?
He didn't want the men to think he had anything to do with it, and then he tried to think how he could protect Lennie. He went and got his hat and coat and the Luger before he joined the men.
Who does Carlson think has stolen his Luger pistol?
He thinks that Lennie had taken it to the meeting place.
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