Curley's Wife In Of Mice And Men

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Women appeared to be extremely irrelevant in the novel. Many had no voice, but especially not a name. Curley’s wife was not respected as she is not given a name, ignored and was talked about her, such things as being a “tart”. Many ranch workers did not know her but still had created a single story of her. Curley's wife may be an awful woman, but she has to presence neglect and isolation. Steinbeck uses her character to create a visual of the difficulties that women had to face during the Great Depression. There are not evident loving relationship with women, the only ones that are mentioned belong in a house of prostitution, which corrupts the view of all women in the novel . Curley’s wife had no companions and was ignored. Curley treats her as a possession…show more content…
At the end of the story, Curley’s wife dies beings released from her loneliness“…discontent and the ache for attention were all gone from her face. She was very pretty and simple, and her face was sweet”. When she was alive, she was playing a character and no one could see her, but now she was dead, acting was gone. Finally, in death, she could find the peace and calm that evaded her when she was alive and a prisoner.

The last aspect of masculinity in Of Mice and Men is emotional. Throughout the novel , George has a strong male role, who does not reveal his thoughts or feelings. George is in denial of his feelings. He appears to be negative with an impatient man, although he is a loving and caring person he tries to hide it. George knows that he could live easily, if he did not have Lennie. He could “get along so easy and so nice”, “have a girl” and keep a job” but he does not leave Lennie because he feels responsible for him. George feels the love of a parent towards Lennie and could not leave him, although he seems to demonstrate the opposite in the novel. On the contrary, Lennie is completely welcoming about his feelings. He expresses
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