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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

Curley’s wife Timeline and Summary

  • Curley’s wife comes by the bunkhouse and does a bit of flirting with George, Lennie, and any other males within viewing range.
  • Curley’s wife comes into Crooks’s room because she’s lonely.
  • She tries talking to Lennie, Crooks, and Candy, but they want her to leave.
  • Curley’s wife gets insulted and calls the men mean names.
  • Curley’s wife finds Lennie in the barn and tries to engage him in conversation.
  • Curley’s wife offers to let Lennie pet her hair.
  • Curley’s wife regrets this decision.
  • She gets her neck broken by Lennie as she struggles to stop her hair from getting messy.

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