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What aspects of Lennie's character make the death of Curly's wife almost inevitable ?

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE John Steinbeck

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What aspects of Lennie's character make the death of

Curly's wife almost inevitable ?

We are able to gather a lot of informantion of Lennies Small's

past before the story begins.Lennie has apparently been brain

damaged at least since he was a child.When he was young he was

bullied by children including George Milton.One day George tells

Lennie to jump the Sacranato river and to his horror Lennie

actually does it and starts to drown.George has to jump in and

save Lennie and from then on a firm friendship grew.

The story is set in America during the great depression.Lennie

and George are workers who have just had to run away from a

Town called Weed because of Lennie.Lennie has a passion for

stroking soft objects and he sees a woman wearing a soft dress

he approaches her and strokes it.When the woman yells he just

clings on in panic which makes matters worse.There is no sexual

intent in what he does but the locals do not know this and

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