She is shown as lonely and promiscuous in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. When looking at the way that she acts toward other characters, it is evident that Curley’s wife is often the root of many problems. She caused her husband to doubt his men and to isolate her. Due to her licentiousness and loneliness, Curley’s wife ultimately gets herself killed in the end of the book. Her death was a tragedy, but when paired with her personality, makes for an interesting plot for the story.
Steinbeck: who has deliberately places her in the book to emphasise the known fact that women were not respected in the 1930’s. They were there to provide relief to the mans needs and be able to start a family. Basically treated like they were nothing. The audience discovers this through the fact that the only other female characters in the book are prostitutes. “"...Seems like Curley is cockier'n ever since he got married."
If people want to feel powerful and controlling, they may be cruel to others to acquire more authority. In our world, many wish to have more power in their life, but do not know how to achieve it or are too afraid to obtain it. Those who do succeed, however, may accomplish their power in an unsuitable way. As witnessed in the book, many characters, such as Curley and Crooks, are ridiculed or discriminated for different reasons. Because of this, they both use their desperation for power against Lennie, viciously using him for their needs.
The Change in Sexism As Letty Cottin Pogrebin once said, “ When men are oppressed it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed it’s simply tradition.” Many women have to deal with sexism in everyday basis; sexism is the prejudice or discrimination based on the sex of a person. Trough
In the end we can conclude that, Discrimination within the novel has a negative impact on many of the characters mental stability, wellbeing and the feeling of being safe , it is unfair and makes the characters question themselves and their surroundings, and it also results in war, death and being an outcast. Therefore discrimination is not only a dangerous thing in the old society but in today’s society
Our main character suffers from a “temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency” and, although can be psycho-analysed to be correct, suffers from a more intense mental illness than led on which is then perceived to be the underlying monster. With all this in mind, she is confined and removed from society by her husband and begins to lose her sanity. Even though most people would claim that the husband may be the monster, he actually does try to help her, but through what is considered outdated and obscene ways, but at the time was thought to help. She even talks about another doctor, but worse. This alludes the reader to remember the conditions of how mentally ill humans were treated and how most people would have to resort to mental institutions.
In the book Of Mice and Men, the character of Curley's wife best captures the isolation felt by so many characters because she is the only woman on the ranch and her husband has forbidden everyone from talking to her, she really is the loneliest person on the ranch. First Steinbeck describes her as being pretty and flirtatious and emphasizes that she combats her loneliness by flirting with the ranch workers. “Her words tumbled out in a passion of communication, as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away” (88). In this line the word “tumbled” shows how quickly the words fall out of her mouth and how she doesn’t think twice before she talks. The phrase “passion of communication” shows the love she feels towards talking with
Steinbeck uses her character to create a visual of the difficulties that women had to face during the Great Depression. There are not evident loving relationship with women, the only ones that are mentioned belong in a house of prostitution, which corrupts the view of all women in the novel . Curley’s wife had no companions and was ignored. Curley treats her as a possession
Throughout life, everyone experiences good and bad relationships. Many authors explore this idea, including John Steinbeck in Of Mice and Men and Mitch Albom in Tuesdays with Morrie. Of Mice and Men conveys that relationships often are composed of a strong and a weak person. However, this does not necessarily mean that all relationships are negative. Tuesdays with Morrie shows that once you form a bond with someone, it lasts forever.
If a partner is abusive than due to that he can go to any extreme level for controlling and isolating the abuse victim. One more reason is that the person who is getting abuse feels that it is normal to become victim of the abuse and thus due to that for them this type of abusive relationship feels normal. Women feels that all the intimate relationships require some form of psychological and physical violence. When they are in a relationship in which a father abuses her mother than they find it normal to get emotional and physical violence against them. Sometime when a women is having emotional and physical attachment with his partner than due to that they give preferences for staying in the abusive relationships.
Tart, Tramp, trouble, Bitch, are just some of the names given to Curley 's wife, who is never given a name in the entire book. But was she? Or was she just a lonely girl looking to have real conversations and to be noticed? In the article “I’m not a tart,” Meester, the actor who plays Curley’s wife on Broadway, has an interesting opinion to this girl without a name. She believes that “there is both a lack of reason to truly hate this woman, and the undeniable urge to do so.”
In the first place, both Tom and George are violent. Tom shows his violence when he breaks Myrtle’s nose. George shows his when he kills Gatsby. Tom may not be physically violent towards Daisy, but he still causes her emotional damage from having an affair and other things as well.
Someone once said, “A villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told.” The character known as Curley’s Wife in Of Mice and Men is portrayed in John Steinbeck’s writing as an antagonist. Multiple time throughout the book she is insulted by the men, who call her things such as a tramp, or a tart. As the story continues, there are many hidden indications that she could be seen as a much simpler, innocent presence, rather than an evil. When looked at more in depth, Curley’s Wife can be seen as a victimized character.
Flirting is like a game of chess, one wrong move and it is all over. Just like Curley’s wife who does not really think through what she is getting into. In this novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck; Curley’s wife has really beautiful looks and wears makeup and at the ranch she is always causing trouble. She is an outcast in the ranch, and she is desperate to get attention.
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.