Now what the hell you suppose is eatin them two guys?
Lennie was touching Curley´s wife´s hair but did not want to stop so he preceded to grab her hair. Lennie then puts his hands over her mouth in order to muffle her screaming, but this results in him breaking her neck. Curley´s wife is now dead, and Curley is going to be very mad. Lennie is in big trouble this time. You should always be careful when trusting others, because you never know what could happen or how it could backfire on you.
Slim and George walk back to the trail and find Carlson and Curley there. George is feeling extremely sad after killing the person who has been by his side for years. Curley says ¨Now what the hell you suppose is eatin them two guys¨. Curley and Carlson do not understand the concept of feeling empathy. This shows that George has a lot more emotion towards people and things he is close to, much like Candy had with his dog. Sometimes you have to do what is wrong in order to do what is right.