Women during the Great Depression were seen as weak and were treated unfairly men were the only ones who even had a slight chance of attaining the American Dream. For women achieving the American Dream was very difficult, they had to give up everything so that their husbands could achieve their dream (Loranger). Like in Of Mice and Men Curley’s wife had to give up her dream of becoming an actress because she was too young and a women, “If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet” (Steinbeck 88). Curley’s wife is saying that she would have lived a much happier life is she went with her dream of becoming an actress. Since she was a women her dream was unattainable and if she wanted to get an opportunity to become an actress again she would have to work very hard to do so.
“And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (Steinbeck 91). The novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck takes place in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. During this time period, many men would travel looking for work and would end up working for a rich ranch owner. Most of this novella takes place at a ranch owned by a wealthy man in Soledad, California. At this ranch, Curley’s wife is a very present and ornate character; however, she is not at all respected.
Have you ever felt lonely like Curley’s wife? Curley’s wife is a victim of loneliness in the book Of Mice and Men. Either way, her actions speak louder than the nasally, high pitched words that come out of her mouth. In Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife is a lady who likes to hang out around the ranch; claiming that she’s looking for Curley. She does not get any attention from Curley, so she retorts and tries to get attention from the other men on the ranch.
Oppression is a weight that restricts one from fulfilling a dream or desire. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the theme is used to illustrate many ideas of racism, sexism, isolation and oppression of the time period. The novel begins with Lennie and George, two migrant workers that developed a close relationship and rely on each other. The men are chased out of Weed due to an incident caused by Lennie, a strong, and mentally unstable man who often acts like a child. Finding work down south the men are quickly introduced to Candy, an old man who lost his hand, Slim, a skilled ranch hand, Curley, the boss's son who is “handy”, and Crooks, an African American stable buck.
Another one of the women had the presence of a negative stimuli, her husband was not sympathetic of her and her emotions. She had a really tough day and was very irritated when she got home. She tried to talk to her man about it and he was not responding the way that she needed him to. Instead he sat on the couch and drank a beer and chewed his gum… no not chewed popped.
The men on the ranch travel by themselves and have no real connections to each other. Curley's wife spends her days wandering around the ranch, hoping someone will be open to having a conversation with. Crooks is completely isolate and has to live in a small room next to the barn because he has a different skin tone compared to all the ranch workers. Lastly, Candy feels lonely and isolated since he is separated from the other men after losing his hand and losing his dog. I think one of the morals of the story is that everyone needs someone to talk to in order to survive.
The characters in Of Mice and Men all have original and unique characteristics inside of them, but no matter how different, they all have the same reactions of giving up when thinking about dreams. The main characters George and Lennie, recently unemployed migrant workers, move to a new ranch for work. Thrown into a cruel, misshapen life that doesn’t end well for the majority of characters, George and Lennie find themselves in a dilemma that seems all too familiar. John Steinbeck uses the characters in Of Mice and Men to show that dreams are fragile and they need friends to support them.
“I could’ve been in the movies I could’ve been a star”(88-89) she said this regretfully. While talking to Lennie she told him that she did not really like Curley she only married him to prove something to her mother. Curley’s wife is always so lonely because Curley is never around. Most people on the ranch think that she is tart, but I think she is just looking for someone to have a good conversation with and wants A friend because she is the woman on the ranch.
At one point, a young girl wanted to touch Esperanza's doll ,but Esperanza thought she was dirty so Esperanza didn't let her touch it. Her mother seemed very angry, and at the time Esperanza didn't know why. As the situation progressed Esperanza understood that what she did was wrong. When Esperanza was wealthy she didn't really think about how hard it was for the people who got deported from the camps.
Steinbeck created a certain image of women by portraying Curley’s wife as she is. The impression of women that was left was not too kind. “Well, I think Curley’s married… a tart… He ain’t the first… there’s plenty done that. ”(Steinbeck 28).
Sold shows the money struggles that many face, which is why so many girls are enticed by the offers for money that they get. In the quote, “Ama wipes her cheek with the hem of her shawl. “Your stepfather has said you must go to the city and earn your keep as a maid,” it is shown that Lakshmi’s stepfather set her up with her “job” and lured her into the sex trafficking industry through the idea of supporting her family (McCormick 53). The ones who offer the jobs to the girls do not even have close to them, as said in the article by Kate Orlinsky, “The sex trafficking starts with the procurers in Nepal, who might be anyone: a stranger with a fake job to offer – or a girl’s own brother in-law” (Orlinsky).
Have you ever made a decision that costs a lot, but is for the good of others? In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, is about two ranch handers trying to get through the Great Depression on a farm. The protagonists George and Lennie are best friends, unfortunately Lennie has a disability that affects him in every way. This makes George have to make a decision to kill Lennie or be on the run. George makes the decision to kill Lennie because might not be able to get away so he would get beat up for killing Curley’s wife, he doesn’t want Lennie to kill anything else so he takes his life.
She thought that he mad at her for not giving birth to more children, even though that wasn’t what he was mad about it still made her feel bad. She couldn’t buy anything to make her give birth, however, he could get something to bear more children, another women. 7. “It is useless for you to beat the lad as you do. I have seen this thing come upon the young lords in the courts of the great house, and it came on them melancholy, and when it came the old lord found slaves for them if they had not found any for themselves and the thing passed easily…
The book of Mice and Men is a book, that shows the struggle of all Americans back in the day. How something can end so fast. Many decisions are made in the book, for instance; Candy’s old dog, slims new pups, and the life of Lennie. The main characters have a dream about owning their own land.