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Of Mice and Men Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

On Sunday afternoon, Lennie is alone in the barn looking at a dead puppy. He pets the puppy and asks it why it died. He has bounced the dog too hard and killed it. He hides the dog in the hay so George will not find out. He is worried that he will not be able to tend the rabbits. Then he changes his mind and decides to tell George he found the puppy dead, so he unburies it. As he looks at the little dog, he realizes George will know he killed it. Lennie becomes angry at the dead animal. He yells at the dog and blames it for dying. He throws the puppy and begins to rock back and forth; he is afraid he will never be able to tend the rabbits.

Curley's wife comes into the barn wearing a bright dress and makeup. Lennie...

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