Of Mice and Men

Why did lennie kill curley's wife and how? Desribe in detail.

chapter 5

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Curley's wife observes that Lennie is "just like a big baby” and invites him to stroke her soft hair. Lennie begins to feel her hair but presses too hard. Curley's wife begins to panic and struggle: this also sends Lennie into a panic. Lennie holds her to silence her screams. Lennie fears getting in trouble so he shakes her violently inadvertently breaking her neck.