Of Mice and Men

how does curly react to lennie's silence and what does this reveal about his character?

Chapter two

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Curley senses weakness in Lennie. Despite Lennie's size, Curley interprets Lennie's silence as fear. Curley preys on fear. He has a major case of small guy complex. He goes after Lennie to feel like he is tough and can intimidate Lennie.