She has no respect for her husband and doesn’t show any concern for him. It is further proof that they do not have a true relationship. However, it goes both ways as Curley doesn’t trust his wife at all. He automatically assumes that she is making romantic advances on Slim when he can’t find her around the ranch (pg 54, p6). Without even thinking twice about it, Curley believes the worst of his wife and that she has no devotion at all.
Being the only woman on the ranch, Curley's wife is as lonely as some of the other men. Since she is the boss' son's wife she tries to use her power against the men. When the men go out to the whorehouse, but Lennie, Crooks, and Candy stay behind, she enters Crooks' room without invitation and says "They left all the weak ones here"(77). She also decides to pick on the weaker man (Crooks) and threaten his life by snapping "I can get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny"(80). This proves that Curley's wife is weak and she is upset that the men won't talk to her.
Curley’s wife is lonely because she is all alone on the ranch; far away from her friends and any distractions in the town. Curley’s wife fits into this theme. She is isolated from the men on the ranch because she is female, but also because she craves attention and the men do not want to get in trouble with Curley by giving his wife the wrong attention. Steinbeck describes her in an unflattering way and the other men use
In Act 1 Scene III Goneril continues to tear her and her father’s relationship apart. When talking to Oswald she says, “When he returns from hunting, I will not speak with him. Say I am sick.” She was only ignoring her father because she felt he “…wronged her.” (Act 1 Scene III) Goneril and Regan are both married and in turn receive their father’s good graces. He is blind to the fact that those closest to him are the ones furthest from his heart. Goneril and Regan chose to defy the natural order by being selfish and not taking their father’s condition into consideration.
Mayella is a very young woman that does not own anything nice, nor clean, besides geranium flowers. During the 1930’s, men were the dominant sex, as a female, Mayella has to obey her father, Bob Ewell. As a result, Mayella was mistreated and abused. Mayella Ewell is a social outcast without a niche. Corresponding to her drowning financial state and unclean physical appearance, she is not wanted by other white people.
Mr Birling uses his daughter as a ticket to social status and he says to Eric he has earned his way. Mrs Birling comes around as controlling “you’re not support to say such thing”. What this suggests that Mrs Birling is remaining Mr Birling is most control over the marriage there is no love. Curly wife posed his mind, and he’s very jealous being the only woman on the ranch, curly is even more worried about her behaviour with the men who work there. You can tell that curly doesn’t have all the control over his wife because it says that “you see a girl around here” he demanded angrily.
But I do feel sympathy for him because he did get his hand crushed by a mammoth of a man but he asked for it so that was his own fault. As for Curley’s wife she is the only female on the ranch surrounded by all of these hardworking men and she does not get any attention from her husband. I can see it from her point of view because she wants the attention; she craves it because her husband neglects her of
Whilst Curley’s wife expresses this through dialogue once again, “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while. Think I like to stick in that house alla time” (Steinbeck, page 77). The only way the women broke away from their roles was in death. Both women were trapped by the domestic ideal of femininity that made them unable to follow their creative loves of writing and acting, as women were only viewed useful as wives and
A Rose for Emily has two types of conflict. Person Vs. Self, Emily tends deal with a lot of problems by herself. Her father never let her date or marry anyone because he thought they weren’t good enough for her. After her father died she tried to keep the body, she didn’t really have anyone in her life except her father. When her father died she lost everyone that mattered to her.
In Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening, she demonstrates how being restricted to one role because of their gender can, therefore, have major consequences just like how it did to Edna. Women were viewed as nothing more than a maid, when in reality they did so much and were not appreciated. They had to cook, clean, look after the children and much more when they could have been doing bigger and better things. Those who decided to not do what was required of them had to face major consequences such as their children being taken away or being shunned by their community. Women today are finding cures for diseases or running their own businesses, instead of being the one at home yet, they do not get the same praise men do.
Curley’s wife, since being the only woman who lives on the ranch, represent the struggle women have in the world. She also is strictly prohibited to talk to anyone on the ranch by Curley. ”Standin ' here talkin ' to a bunch of bindle stiffs—a nigger an ' a dum-dum and a lousy ol ' sheep— an ' likin ' it because they ain 't nobody else.” (4.102-103) She feels ignored because everyone knows to stay away from her and not to talk her cause she leads to trouble. I think the only way for her to feel notice is only to flirt with the other men. Crooks is the only colored man on the ranch hence the reason he is lonely.
They were not allowed to go out and socialize unless told to do so (especially not socializing with other men). Steinbeck further introduces her by explaining her appearance and her accent. She wore a “cotton house dress and red mules” on the insteps of the mules she had “red ostrich feathers” and her “fingernails were red”. Red is commonly used to symbolize danger, here Steinbeck is foreshadowing the characteristics of Curley’s wife in the way she dresses and how she is seen by other characters. Her “voice has a nasal, brittle quality”.