In this novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Curley’s wife is portrayed as a troublemaking, licentious, and desolate character. One example showing Curley’s wife being a troublemaker is when George first met her, he was very cautious. He said, “She’s gonna make a mess. They’s gonna be a bad mess about her. She’s jail bait all set on the trigger”’(51).
One of the main characters in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is Curley’s wife and the writer uses this character to be a symbol for danger in the novella. “She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red, her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages.” That was the first image that Steinbeck put in or minds of Curley’s wife, without knowing anything about her we imagine her like that for the rest of the novella, the image is stuck in our heads. When speaking about Curley’s wife you can either understand where she is coming from or we could be against her, there’s no middle stance. Personally, I empathize and sympathize with Curley’s wife because she is just that thing, that thing that symbolizes
Curley’s wife was not the first, nor is she the last woman to experience objectification and isolation due to her anatomy. Steinbeck displayed the vicious cycle of sexism and how the demands of man conspire against morality of man. Curley’s wife was pretty and sought after by some, but seen as dirty and dangerous to others. Her appearance made her desirable but her resistance in submitting entirely deemed her unattractive or dangerous, just as many real women are
The red ostrich feathers she wears are not common farm attire, demonstrating that she dresses for attention. Curley’s Wife also acts in enticing ways to get attention by “[putting] her hands behind her back and [leaning] forward against the door frame so that her body [is] thrown forward”(31). Curley’s Wife behaves in ways she thinks will make the men around her give her attention. She changes her lifestyle from the one being noticed by all the men in the acting world to that of being the wife of a ranch man. The amount of attention she attains now has significantly decreased from her
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.
Curley’s wife believes that she can take control and overpower Crooks. She thinks this because she is a white female and Curley’s wife, and Crooks is black. She is expressing her power, and taking advantage of Crooks. She does this because she recognizes he cannot do anything about it. Curley’s wife then takes the conversation farther, “ Well you keep your place then nigger.
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. In addition to that I would be showing how Steinbeck creates tension by using Curleys Wife.
Curley’s Wife is a subject to prejudice, and it causes a sense of loneliness, hatred, and of being misunderstood. When two characters in the novel encounter Curley’s Wife, on of them tells the other to not, “... even look at that bitch. I dont care what she says and what she does. I seen ‘em poison before, but I never
The first reason that Steinbeck's portrayal of Curley’s wife is unfair is that he never gives Curley any redeeming personality traits, he only depicts her as unintelligent and promiscuous. Making her physical features, such as her red nail polish, the most important part of her character. This is made obvious by the ranchers when they talk about her, as George says, “I seen 'em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jailbait worse than her. You leave her be." And, “Jesus, what a tramp.
Through Curley’s wife, Crooks, and Candy, John Steinbeck had used his way to state how those characters had endured their loneliness throughout the book “Of Mice and Men”. Curley’s wife would not be a pleasant character in many ways. As a wife of manager’s son, she was described as a charming and flirty woman and treated others with scorn. However, her appearances later had shown actually she was just an immature, innocent and lonely woman who missed her chance to be a successful movie star in Hollywood and compelled to marry Curley. “If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet” (Steinbeck 84) Accordingly, she felt unfair for her life and doesn’t want to get stuck on the ranch but she knew she could do nothing about it.