Throughout her life span irrational decisions strained her path to Hollywood fame. Curley’s wife was vulnerable due to the strict guidelines set in place by her mother. These guidelines caused Curley's wife to make the sporadic decision to marry him and escape her mother's discouragement, “I always thought my ol' lady stole it. Well, I wasn't gonna stay no place where I couldn't get nowhere or make something of myself, an' where they stole your letters, I ast her if she stole it, too, an' she says no. So I married Curley.
It is said from the beginning to stay away from her because only bad circumstances will come out of it. Curley’s wife was talking to Lennie how her life could have been a lot better; “I tell ya I could of went with shows” (Steinbeck 78). Not much before she married Lennie, Curley’s wife could have been an actress and lived a very rich and successful life. There was a guy in the shows that told Curley’s wife that she is an amazing actress and could be in the shows. She never gets a letter from the guy in the shows so she ends up marrying Curley; “I couldn’t get nowhere or make nothin of myself… so I married Curley” (Steinbeck 88).
She wouldn’t take a shower at camp because of fear of the mean girls seeing her there was no privacy. The family takes a trip to Las Vegas and Firoozeh father disappeared for hours gambling, however her family enjoyed the all you can eat buffet. The next year her family vacationed in Hawaii. Firoozeh tells her parts she wants to add an American name. Firoozeh chose Julie.
The reason Amanda is so insistent on Laura finding a man could be due to her past experiences. One of the many times caught reminiscing about her gentleman callers, Amanda states, “She married him on the rebound – never loved her – carried my picture on him the night he died! And there was that boy that every girl in the Delta had set her cap for! That beautiful, brilliant young Fitzhugh boy from Green County!" (Williams Lines 60-65).
In the movie, when Joan Clarke appeared for the job test, she was repeatedly asked to leave the test room as the test attended was thinking that she does not belong or a good fit for the Job. However, she finishes the test even before the allocated time and received the Alan Turing’s appreciation. It was repeatedly mentioned in the movie that the prime responsibility of women is to marry a husband and run family affairs therefore, Joan Clarke was asked by her family to return home and start her own family. Even when she was selected for this high profile job, her parents weren’t allowing her to leave her house and join Bletchley Park. This depicts the gender discrimination of society at that time, who considered women unparallel to men in every field.
As we all know, there are different opinions on the character Curley’s wife from different perspective. Some people might say that Curley’s wife is nothing but a possession of Curley, following the fact that we know her as Curley’s wife instead of her real name. Other people might say that Curley’s wife is the main voice from Steinbeck, which expresses the concern of both racism and classism But the truth is women at this period of time in the society, in this case, Curley’s wife, have a dominant role of a housewife and don’t have any freedom when decision is made. She first appeared in the doorway of the bunkhouse, asking the location of her husband, which is later revealed that it is just an excuse to be able to interact with the ranchers.
Janie tries to love Logan, but struggles. Logan later on starts to make Janie work on the farm and she begins to feel used and unwanted: “She knew now that marriage did not make love. Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman… Long before the year was up, Janie noticed that her husband had stopped talking in rhymes to her. He had ceased to wonder at her long black hair and finger it”
Gender roles during the 1930’s were very prevalent. Men were free to do as they pleased while women were expected to be submissive housewives, meaning they must stay home alone and tend to the house. Curley’s wife is a perfect example of this as she was also expected to stay home without the freedom to socialize with others since she was the only female on the farm. Because of that Curley’s wife desperately desired a person she could talk to.
For instance, the men on the ranch speculate that Curley’s wife intends trouble and an affair because she is constantly looking for the men on the ranch in the bunkhouse or stable, places she has no business in without her husband. However, Curley’s wife confesses her everyday life when she tells Crooks, Old Candy, and Lennie that she enjoys talking to them rather than talking to nobody (Steinbeck 78). In addition, she discloses to them that Curley gives her little regard and that she loathes staying in their small house all the time. As a result of the lack of attention she receives, she utilises her young and seducing looks to obtain it from any body. Steinbeck writes Curley’s wife as isolated like the lonely ranch men that come and go which appeals to the readers’ feelings.
He provide his guests all of the luxury services. He eventually made it to the top class but still he haven’t reclaim Daisy Gatsby tries to invite Daisy to his house and to his party his bring up everything he has to Daisy. Until one day he confront to Tom that Daisy didn’t love Tom, told him that Daisy only married him because she waited Gatsby for so long and Gatsby wasn’t rich back then. “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me!”
Another way that loneliness shows in a character is through Candy. His dog was his best friend and after he died he could only cope with the loneliness by following Lennie and George 's dream. Another way it is shown in the book is through Curley 's wife. She tried to deal with it by flirting with other workers on the ranch because her husband does not give her attention. Another theme is dreams.
In Lucid Noon Sunset Blush the film opens to a recently abandoned Micha meeting the house mother Heart Throb as she initiates her into the house telling her that she is going to have to work while at the same time being compassionate towards her situation. Micha is very unsure of her situation and if she actually belongs there. The film goes onto introduce other characters and members of this house. By the end of the film Micha feels like she belongs here and these people could be family. Heart Throb even asks her near the end of the film “you coming fam”.
Steinbeck introduces Curley’s wife at the beginning of chapter 2 through Candy’s gossip. Towards the middle of chapter 2 the readers get to meet her for real. Steinbeck introduces Curley’s wife for the first time when Candy gossips about her to George and Lennie, he calls Curley’s Wife as a “tart”. This means that she is a bit of a whore. Candy also says that he “seen her give Carlson the eye” and “give Slim the eye” this gives the impression that she really is promiscuous and flirtatious.
Broken Dreams Sexism is shown throughout the book because of the way men talk about Curley’s wife. A fact that is important is that Steinbeck was raised in a society where men were considered more powerful than women, which explains why Steinbeck didn't give a name for Curley's wife. Steinbeck puts her in the book as if saying she’s Curley’s possession in a way. Curley’s wife says it herself that when she finds one of the men alone they treat her good but when the men are all together they gang up against her. Curley’s wife flirtatious actions are caused by her loneliness and not being able to communicate with others.
In John Steinbeck’s phenomenal novel Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife causes problems all over the ranch by interrupting situations everywhere because she resides in a loveless relationship. Curley’s wife produced the Curley-Slim conflict by always dodging him and never being around to see him which lead Curley to quick accusations. Then she goes snooping in the barn to find poor Lennie after he just killed his pup which leads to her death and downfall of some rancher’s American Dream ranch. Curley’s wife also finds herself in Crook’s room just looking to stir trouble when she starts tossing out insults embarrassing them and hurting their spirits. No matter what situation is transponding she always finds a way to create problems for everyone