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Of Mice and Men

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Chapter 5 Ending

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What is the significance of this last moment at the end of Chapter 5?

And when they were gone, Candy squatted down in the hay and watched the face of Curley's wife. "Poor bastard," he said softly. The sound of the men grew fainter. The barn was darkening gradually and, in their stalls, the horses shifted their feet and rattled the halter chains. Old Candy lay down in the hay and covered his eyes with his arm.

Choose ALL that apply.

A

This provides an opportunity for the audience to mourn the loss of Curley's wife.

B

This provides additional opportunity to develop the theme of victims and aggressors through Candy's treatment of Curley's wife.

C

This provides another opportunity to comment on how life during the Great Depression affected the American people.

D

This provides additional opportunity to develop the theme of the importance of dreams.

E

This provides the audience with a peaceful closure, putting the events of the chapter into a more positive light.