Curley's Wife Companionship Analysis

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The character Curley’s wife is a great example of the need for companionship and how loneliness can change someone. Steinbeck shows the wife’s feelings through her actions. “I could get you strung up on a tree so fast it ain't even funny.” (Steinbeck 81) This quote demonstrates how desperate she is for interaction with others, she was willing to go into Crooks’ room when she knows she is not welcome. Curley’s wife carries a lot of sorrow and regret and she has no one to share it with. This is another way Steinbeck show the need for companionship in his novel. Curley’s wife talks to Lennie about how she doesn’t like Curley and the life she could’ve had if she hadn't married him (Steinbeck 89). She is expressing how she dreams of a better life

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