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What does Curley's wife discover?

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marbare123456 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 6, 2007 at 8:30 AM via web

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What does Curley's wife discover?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 8, 2007 at 1:09 AM (Answer #1)

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In the fifth section, she discovers Lennie's dead puppy in the hay.

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brendawm | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted December 25, 2007 at 12:14 PM (Answer #2)

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Curley's wife is the person who discovers Lennie alone with the dead puppy; she frightens Lennie and in an effort to keep her from yelling out loud and notifying others of what he has done, he attempts to keep her quiet.  In doing so, he ends up killing her in the same way he did the puppy.


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kath555554444 | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 20, 2014 at 12:10 AM (Answer #3)

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Curley's wife discovers Lennie's puppy is dead. 

Lennie kept on trying to hide it because he was afraid he was going to get scolded by Curley's wife or she was going to tell on him. 

Lennie was told multiple times to leave the puppy alone so it won't die but Lennie kept on disobeying him.

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laurto | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted May 31, 2014 at 8:37 PM (Answer #4)

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She discovers a dead puppy that Lennie has accidentally killed. She is frightened and Lennie does not want people to find out so to stop her screaming he breaks her neck. He then runs away like George said to do if he ever got in trouble. 

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