How is conflict presented in Of Mice and Men? Why is the conflict between:                                                           Please answer for any of the...

How is conflict presented in Of Mice and Men?

Why is the conflict between:                                                          

Please answer for any of the characters below.

Lennie and George

Curley and Lennie

Candy and Curleys Wife

Curleys wife and Curley

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CURLEY AND LENNIE

Steinbeck was very good at understanding and depicting human character as well as writing dialogue and dialect. After Curley's first confrontation with Lennie in the bunkhouse, George asks Candy why Curley became so hostile for no apparent reason. Candy replies:

"Well . . . tell you what. Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He's alla time picking scraps with big guys."

Obviously Curley suffers from an inferiority complex, and he does everything possible to hide it and overcompensate for it. When he first sees Lennie, he clenches his fists and gives him a look "at once calculating and pugnacious." Lennie is...

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