Curley treats her like an object and she gets to a point where she is absolutely fed up with it but she still has no chance but to stay on the farm, her personal hell. She fails to form relationships with anyone and that eventually causes her death. While it is not her fault she dies, her actions did cause it. Her craving for attachment made her look to
Along with being egotistical, she is also an irritable woman who is bitter because her dreams of being a movie star were shattered by her repressive mother. Being on a secluded farm with an overprotective and violent husband is her worst nightmare. She craves the spotlight and attention, but nobody will dare speak to her in fear of her husband. Without people telling her how perfect she is, she becomes violent and threatens people, specifically Crooks. She threatens him with lynching because he is the only Negro on the farm.
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.
All of these characters are described as sad and hopeless individuals. This kind of work attracted people who are loners, as George says: “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place.”(13) Each of the character has a slightly different type of loneliness. Curley’s wife is lonely because she is all alone on the ranch; far away from her friends and any distractions in the town.
This denial of autonomy removes the ability for the women to have fully developed characters for the reader to have any meaningful connection to either the Queen or the wretched Mother. Grendel’s Mother has no speech, relying instead on crudely pantomimed displays of anger, loss, and grief. This inability to do anything other than lash out at the warriors leads to more bloodshed and ultimately, her demise. Francis Leneghan discusses author John M. Hill’s contention that this generates “social tension” within the narrative “pulse” as the story unfolds (112). This animalistic nature foisted upon the grieving Mother, coupled with her complete inability to be heard forces her into a subjugated position, iterating her as a base creature, forcing the reader to feel separate and disconnected from her without insight to her thoughts or feelings, other than her
I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (Steinbeck 86). This quote spoken by Curley’s wife shows that nobody that she is surrounded by everyday is allowed to talk to her or does not want to talk to her because everybody except Curley thinks that she is “jailbait” or a “tart”. The novel is Of Mice and Men is by John Steinbeck. This novel is the life of two boys, Lennie and George, that get into a lot of trouble; Lennie adores rabbits and wants to have his own farm so
She is the only girl on the ranch, and because of this, she faces difficulties from the boys. Curley’s Wife was just trying to find someone to confide in, and Lennie was there, but because she could cause trouble, Lennie wasn’t allowed to talk to her. She says to Lennie, “‘Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely’” (86).
Discrimination of the mice and men In the book Of mice and men written by John Steinback some of the characters are mistreated by the other people because they are not the same they are the outcast of the group. Curley 's wife is a lonely woman on a ranch with a whole bunch of ranch hands and nobody wants to have anything to do with her she got married to man that she doesn 't even love she is just on the ranch with a lot of people and really nobody likes her and even after death nobody even felt bad for her. Candy said “ You God D*** Tramp”.You did it din you. Everybody knew you messed it up someway”. (Steinback 95) Since this is taking place in the 1930 and that Curley 's wife is a women she also
Crooks is telling Curley’s Wife to leave because she can cause trouble for him and she has no rights as a woman. He is being rude to her and he has no power over her because of the prejudice labeled against her. One more example of prejudice against Curley’s Wife and Crooks is when after Crooks tells Curleys Wife to leave his room, she retorts, “Listen, Nigger... You know what I can do to you if you open your trap?... I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny” (78). Curley’s Wife’s threat displays even further the prejudice they react with.
Rebekka’s sickness is fetching danger to the security of the “three unmastered women” and “belonging to no one, became wild game for anyone” (56). Lina feared that the death of their mistress will make them more vulnerable as “female and illegal, they would be interpolers, squatters, it they stayed on after Mistress died, subject to purchase, hire, assault, abduction, exile” (56). Even Rebekka also realised in her illnessthat “the smithy’s value was without price when he cured Sorrow of whatever has struck her down” and in her deathbed prayed God to enable Florens to find out the blackman so that “he could repeat that miracle(95).His seconding coming was