Of Mice and Men

Chapter Five

What is Lennie's explanation for why he likes rabbits? How does Curley's wife respond? Evidence from the text.

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Lennie had to think carefully before he could come to a conclusion. He moved cautiously close to her, until he was right against her. "I like to pet nice things. Once at a fair I seen some of them long-hair rabbits. An’ they was nice, you bet. Sometimes I’ve even pet mice, but not when I couldn’t get nothing better.

Curley's wife's response-

Curley’s wife moved away from him a little. "I think you’re nuts," she said.


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