In several parts of the world there are problems that arise on a daily basis, but many can usually be traced back to one group of humans, women. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, a man named Curley, the son of a ranch owner, gets married to what seems to be a nice, pretty, and naive woman. Although these two are married, they are rarely seen together around the ranch. This then leads to Curley’s wife being seen ‘flirting’ with the male workers on the ranch and disliked among several of the male characters in the novel. Nonetheless, Steinbeck expresses that Curley’s wife is actually the antagonist of the story through her characterization, actions, and dialogue.
Broken dreams can be one of the many causes of loneliness and depression. Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck. It tells of the adventures of George and Lennie, who are traveling companions that are looking for work. On one ranch, they meet a woman who is only known as Curley’s wife, who seems to cause all the problems. Curley’s wife is described as an attractive woman seeking attention.
Elaine recognizes that her individuality and creativity are violated by her inconsiderate husband, who himself is a painter. As a result, the readers can see how male artists are indifferent towards female artists due to their gender-biased attitude. As she comes to know about his extra-marital affair, Elaine’s life with Jon destroys. Undeniably, Jon’s betrayal is a devastating blow to her because her two male relationships have added to her victimization (Mehta 189). Neeru Tandon and Anshul Chandra in their book Margaret Atwood argue that this novel questions and challenges the gender prejudice of male art history which condemns a woman painter to a passive character on account of her femininity (159).
How 'd you like that?” curley 's wife also spends her days hounded by her mean-spirited husband with her attempts to reach out to the other men backfiring, ultimately leading to her death when she desperately reaches out to Lennie saying “Why can 't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely." Through symbolism, Steinbeck is conveying that ignorance and isolation can have extreme consequences and we learn that negligence can turn an individual towards the wrong person.By portraying isolation in a negative light Steinbeck displays how companionship is essential to the emotional wellbeing of an individual. Slim even states that ‘a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody’.
In Of Mice and Men, Curley, the ranch owner’s son, has a wife that is not treated fairly. She confined to the small area of the farm and is often commanded to return to her home. Like most women, she just wants to be out and talking to people. Whenever Curley’s wife is out strolling around the farm trying to talk to someone it is often that one of the men says to her, “You better go home now…” (Steinbeck 81). Curley’s wife becomes lonely and the other men and her husband do not take her feelings into account.
Paragraph 3 Another difference can be seen In Steinbeck’s work the woman suspects her mother may have destroyed the letter that may have introduced her to the cinema but this is nothing to the appalling way Eva/Daisy is treated by the Birling women. Paragraph 4 On the other hand what is comparable is that Curly 's wife, despite the suspicions mentioned in the previous paragraph has been let down by the man who promised her a film part and that dream has been crushed. On top of this she now married to an unpleasant violent man. Eva/Daisy who is the centre of the investigation has also been treated shocking by men. Mr Birling fires her just for asking for better pay and in her time of need she is seduced firstly by Gerald and then by Eric.
Of Mice and Men, one of Steinbeck 's classic novellas, is constructed on the strange friendship between George Milton and Lennie Smalls and their journey to achieving the American Dream. On their quest, they arrive at a farm where they meet a nameless farm wife who is simply referred to as Curley 's wife. Throughout the novella she is objectified and isolated which helps develop the theme of loneliness. Because she is a woman, she is deprived of many opportunities to have dreams and goals in her life. Steinbeck crafts Curley’s wife’s character to demonstrate the role of women in the 1930’s, and to prove that women will never be able to achieve the American Dream because of the sexist society present during that time period.
In The Great Gatsby, Tom Buchanan is cheating on his wife, Daisy with his mistress Myrtle. In the relationship, Myrtle is using her sexuality to attract Tom and he abuses her by breaking her nose. A reader with a Marxist perspective and a feminist perspective may interpret this relationship differently. A Marxist perspective focuses on the struggle between the lower and upper class and the issues of power and money in literature. Readers with a Marxist perspective would look for the oppression of the proletariat by the bourgeoisie.
Loneliness and isolation is an ongoing theme throughout the novel Of Mice and Men, experienced by several characters to different degrees. Some characters are more isolated and lonely than others, yet every character in the story goes through this theme during one point in the story. There are various reasons why each character is lonely or isolated. In general, all the ranch workers feel some sort of loneliness because they move alone from ranch to ranch and do not have real connections with others, Curley’s wife experiences this theme because she is the only woman on the ranch and nobody wants to interact with her because Curley is very protective and hostile of her. Thirdly, Candy struggles through being lonely and isolated after Carlson shot his dog and because Candy does not work with the others since he is a swamper.
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.