How does John Steinbeck build tension around whether Curley's wife is in the barn with Slim? please help me, this question is so bafaling

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Tension occurs when we have some reason to expect something might happen, but only partial information about it. (We don't know for sure.) Tension also happens if the thing is important.

Both are true here. The men talk about Curley's wife well before we meet her. In fact, after the fact that...

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