Direct charization: "Small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features. Every part of him was defined: small,. strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose." (pg. 2)
Direct Characterization: "A huge man, shapeless of face, with large pale eyes, and with wide, sloping shoulders." (pg. 2)
The Death of Curley's Wife
Indirect characterization: "He turned toward the door and walked out, and his elbows were still bent out a little." (pg. 26) Adjective / Noun: aggressive boxer
George shoots Lennie
Direct characterization: "His hatchet face was ageless. He might have been thirty-five or fifty." Indirect action: "His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but understanding beyond thought." adjective / noun: comprehensive pal (pg. 33 - 34)
Lennie touched Curley's wife's hair and messed it up. She started to yell, and in fear of getting in trouble, Lennie grabbed her head and shook her. He accidentally broke her neck and killed her.
After killing Curley's wife, Lennie hid in a bush near the stream. George, Lennie's best friend, decided that he didn't want Curley to shoot Lennie, so he shot him himself.