Essay On Curley's Wife

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John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men is a gripping novel about life after the great depression. It highlights the loneliness, hardships and friendships of the men on the ranch. However, there is only one woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife who leaves quite am impression in this novel. This essay will highlight her life and experiences on the ranch. The first impression that the reader understands of Curley’s wife is that she wants to be quite noticeable and wants to stay that way. She also seems to be interacting more with the men on the ranch that Curley himself. Through Curley’s Wife, Steinbeck wishes to explore the ranch a little deeper and to see how people react to only one girl living on the ranch. She is shown trying to be too interactive with the men on the ranch creating a troublesome atmosphere, this causes the men on the ranch to slowly start to dislike her. She is referred to as being a “tart.” She is first introduced with a weak excuse of trying to find Curley. She wears a bright red dress and heels and shows a lot of needy attention as seen in the quote, “She leaned…show more content…
The book suggests that the readers do not like her due to her instructiveness with the others, creating her as a tart. The readers would find it quite easy as her humanity is removed as well as showing her to be too forward with the men. This conveys how the men are intrigued with aesthetics, showing how they only care about the outside and do not want to get to know her true feelings. This is shown in the quote “Ranch with a bunch of guys on it, ain’t no place for a girl, specially like her.” This conveys to the reader her presence is not needed on the ranch as it is only a place for men and also showing that she would not be happy on the
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