She is never referred to by name but merely as Curleys wife. As the story continues, there are many hidden indications that she could be seen as a much simpler, innocent presence, rather than an evil. Lonely unhappy dissatisfied pretty seductive despaired hopefully. . The only woman in the book is Curleys wife and she is not even given a proper name.
The way Steinbeck describes her describes her. He has many flaws as do many of the other characters, but Curley is Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men loneliness. Maybe I oughten to. The first hint that there is trouble in Curley's marriage comes shortly after "Yeah? This causes her to try and make conversation with everyone around her. She has no one to talk to and nobody who shares similar interests. Think I don't like to talk to somebody ever' once in a while? She is pretty, and she works hard on her appearance, always appearing in full makeup and nice clothes.
I get awful lonely. She is particularly drawn to Slim, a tall, good-looking skinner or mule-driver who works on the ranch. As Lennie and Crooks continue their conversation Candy joins them. She is pretty, flirtatious, lonely, restless, and bored. In chapter five, Curley's wife carries on a conversation with Lennie in the barn while the men are playing horseshoes and reveals that she is lonely and delusional. He also described her voice as a nasal brittle quality. She comments on how the men treat her differently when they are alone than they do when they are in pairs or groups, which suggests that she makes a habit of flirting with the men on the ranch.
She is defined by her role. During the 1930s in USA, women were seen as second class-citizens as said and only seen appropriate for reproduction and looking after the men. He also described her voice as a nasal brittle quality. He says I could go with that show. Think I don't know where they all went? Curleys wife tries to manipulate the men into paying attention to her by using her. He feels he can tell her what to do. Quote 1: When looking for Curley in Chapter 3, Curley's Wife says, "They left all the weak ones here.
The characters have a wide variety of personalities and characteristics. The question of power is somewhat more complex. However, she at one time felt so powerless over her situation in life that she married Curley, a man she had just met, indicating that even now she does not have the courage to leave and try to "make something of herself. Nobody cant blame someone for lookin Also the fact that we never find out her name also shows that people see her as Curleys wife and not as her. The novella consist of male characters with the exception of Curley's wife. Well, I ain't giving you no trouble.
You're all scared of each other, that's what. I know where they all went" 77. For, it is she who spoils the dream of George and Lennie, a dream first expressed in the peace of the Eden-like clearing with the pool. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. She regrets marrying Curley because he aint a nice fella and she feels trapped. The fact that Curley's wife actually entertains the dream of becoming a movie star emphasizes her naive, narrow-minded personality. Curleys wife is flirtatious to the point where it makes the men on the ranch uncomfortable.
She later threatens to make trouble for the only Black hand, Crooks, and even threatens to get him lynched. When Curley's wife is killed and placed in the hay by Lennie, Steinbeck writes, 'And the meanness and the plannings and the discontent and the ache for attention were all gone from her face. There were footsteps behind her, going by. Workers on the ranch view her in one way: as a cause for trouble. She turned her head. Of Mice and Men is a novel which tells the story of two friends traveling together and working on a ranch in Depression-era California.
Objectified Possession Curley's wife is never even given a name in Of Mice and Men. In the Genesis narrative, Eve tricks Adam into eating the forbidden fruit. But the guy says I coulda. Lennie, unaware of his strength, accidentally kills her when she struggles, as he is petting her hair. Her behavior, born of her terrible aloneness, acts as the Eve in Steinbeck's world of men.