Curley's Wife In 'Of Mice And Men'

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Steinbeck has written ' 'Of Mice And Men ' ' about an adventure of George and Lennie trying to accomplish their American dream 's during the great depression during the 1930 's where thousands of people lost their jobs in the Wall Street Crash making them feel hopeless. George and Lennie come to work at a ranch near Soledad in California. There they meet fellow ranch mates and a woman called Curley 's Wife. In this essay I will focus on how Curley 's Wife 's personality and actions change throughout the novella and who she affect her and other bunkmates throughout the novella.
Curley 's Wife is first shown as a dangerous desperate villain in the novella by Steinbeck. You can see this from the repetition of the word red. For example he says 'red mules ' , 'bouquets of red ostrich feathers ' , ' Her fingernails were red. ' This summarizes that Curley 's Wife is trying to look her best in front of the bunkmates to flirt with them by showing off her beauty. Steinbeck has used the word 'red ' numerous times to show how confident she is towards her body features since red is a . It also tells us that she uses most of her time towards her appearance this might mean that deep down in her heart
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Curley 's Wife has used the quote ' 'Nigger... I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain 't even funny." This quote tells us that Curley 's Wife knows that she is above Crooks in the social hierarchy since she is white and he is black. When she talks to Crooks she is also very confident and disrespectful and uses racist language. When you zoom into the quote you will also see a ellipses in the quote which shows the tension and anger which Curley 's Wife would never show to the other men. Steinbeck may have used this language to emphasise the villain in herself. Which tells us that if she had more power she would use it in a negative way. You can also tell that Curley 's Wife is releasing her anger towards Crooks since he is one of the only
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