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Of Mice and Men

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"Stick around and keep your eyes open."

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  1. "Well, stick around an' keep your eyes open. You'll see plenty. She ain't concealin' nothing. I never seen nobody like her. She got the eye goin' all the time on everybody. I bet she even gives the stable buck the eye. I don't know what the hell she wants.... Ever' time the guys is around she shows up. She's lookin' for Curley, or she thought she lef' somethin' layin' around and she's lookin' for it. Seems like she can't keep away from guys."

  2. Curley burst into the room excitedly. "Any you guys seen my wife?" he demanded.... Curley looked threateningly about the room. "Where the hell's Slim?".... Curley jumped out the door and banged it after him.

  3. Whit stood up. "I guess maybe I'd like to see this.... Curley's just spoilin' or he would not start for Slim. An' Curley's handy, God damn handy. Got in the finals for the Golden Gloves. He got newspaper clippings about it.... But jus' the same, he better leave Slim alone. Nobody don't know what Slim can do.... I like to see the fuss if it comes off. Come on, le's go."

  4. "These here jail baits is just set on the trigger of the hoosegow.... You remember Andy Cushman, Lennie? Went to grammar school? Andy's in San Quentin right now on account of a tart," said George.

How do the events above work together to advance and enhance the plot?

A

Repeated references to the men's attitude toward Curley's wife foreshadows upcoming events that will involve her.

B

Each of these events serves to develop Curley's wife's character.

C

Tension is created during each of these moments, thereby building conflict.

D

The treatment of and comments about Curley's wife are indicative of people's attitudes toward all women in the 1930s.

E

The events listed don't do anything to advance or enhance the plot.