Character Traits Of Curley In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Everyone has their own character traits. Many character traits can have a negative or a positive effect on others. Some character traits include nice, funny, and mean. Not only do people have attributes like these, but so do literary characters. In the realistic fiction, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, all of the different characters have different traits that affect others in different ways. Curley is unfriendly, insecure, menacing, and hostile towards others. Each of these traits affects surrounding characters in a negative way. Curley is a very unfriendly character. It is shown multiple times through Of Mice and Men that Curley can be very unfriendly. Even when Curley first met George and Lennie, he did not have the decency of being nice to them. He gave off the vibes of being unfriendly to George and Lennie. When he first saw George and Lennie he gave them a cold stare, and clenched his fists. He threw words of anger at the two, and didn’t even give them a chance. This attribute of Curley’s affects other characters in a negative way. There are multiple times after he presents an unfriendly attitude, that other characters comment on how they don’t like him. In this situation, under Curley’s cold eye, Lennie squirmed…show more content…
Curley’s wife is often the victim of his menacing self. Once George and Lennie met Curley, Candy told them more about him. “The swamper warmed to his gossip. “You seen that glove on his left hand?’ ‘Yeah. I seen it.’ ‘Well, that glove’s fulla vaseline.’ ‘ Vaseline? What the hell for?’ ‘Well, I tell ya what-Curley says he’s keepin’ that hand soft for his wife.’” Candy is inferring that Curley beats his wife. The vaseline makes his hand soft, to make sure there are no marks left on his wife after beating her.This is an extremely mean, menacing act. To even think about beating someone is very wrong, but to do it is even worse. Along with that, making sure no marks are left on the victim is very
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