Reading Guide chapters 3-4
Of Mice and Men Questions
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Why does Curley attack Lennie? What is Lennie's reaction?
'Seems like Curley ain't givin' nobody a chance.'
There has been a rumour spread about Curley keeping one of his hands in vaseline. When Curley is challenged by Carlson his temper is roused. Carlson threatens him -
'You come for me, an' I'll kick your God damn head off.'
Candy is also mocking Curley, but having one hand makes him no fair match. It is then when Curley sees Lennie as a fairer physical opponent, even though he is clearly not a mental match.
Source(s): 'Of Mice and Men' - J Steinbeck
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