For instance, the men on the ranch speculate that Curley’s wife intends trouble and an affair because she is constantly looking for the men on the ranch in the bunkhouse or stable, places she has no business in without her husband. However, Curley’s wife confesses her everyday life when she tells Crooks, Old Candy, and Lennie that she enjoys talking to them rather than talking to nobody (Steinbeck 78). In addition, she discloses to them that Curley gives her little regard and that she loathes staying in their small house all the time. As a result of the lack of attention she receives, she utilises her young and seducing looks to obtain it from any body. Steinbeck writes Curley’s wife as isolated like the lonely ranch men that come and go which appeals to the readers’ feelings.
I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” “(Steinbeck, 86). In the great barn, Curley’s wife walks in to be associated with Lennie’s company.However, workers have viewed her as a terrible person and a rouge. Georgie has told Lennie a lot of times not to socialize with her, because she is only trouble. Since he wants to attend the rabbits Lennie doesn’t want nothing to do with her.
Steinbeck did not name Curley’s wife to emphasize the fact that she has no identity; however, if named, a name suitable to her nature would be Martha. Curley’s wife’s life revolves around loneliness. Curley’s wife constantly visits the ranch workers’ bunkhouses in search for someone to talk to. The fact that she “never get[s] to talk to nobody” (Steinbeck 86) and gets “awful lonely” (86) implies that she lives a lonely existence. Yet, this desire for human contact crumbles when all the ranch workers see her as a “bitch” (32) and a “jail bait” (32) who “poison[s]” (32) them.
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.
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.
Faulkner shows many times in the story how much he thinks women don’t bring much importance to society. He describes how the women are always gossiping and curious, like how they only go to Miss Emily’s funeral because they wanted to see the inside of her house, but the men go to pay respects. The author also focuses on Miss Emily’s appearance very often making it seem like her appearance is one of the only things that makes her
She will have status and power even though she is the only woman in the ranch and her husband makes her rejected by all the ranch men. Nobody want to have conversation with her because they all afraid of her husband and they tried to avoid her every
A key aspect of any novel or story is the way the characters interact and feel towards everything. In John Steinbeck’s, “Of Mice and Men”, the characters tend to give off the effect of loneliness and the feeling of isolation throughout the novel. The main characters that give off the effect of loneliness and the feeling of isolation are Curley’s wife, Crooks, and George. They’ve been truly alone, if not in mind then in body. Curley’s wife is lonely and isolated because she doesn’t care for her husband and she knows she could have done better.
Curley’s wife is described as an attractive woman seeking attention. Through the dialogue between Curley’s wife and other characters, John Steinbeck portrays Curley’s wife as a woman with broken dreams, who is acting out for attention. The restrictions the men on the ranch have enforced on Curley’s wife have caused her to endure unending loneliness. As Crooks and Lennie are speaking to one another, Curley’s wife, standing in the doorway, is irritated that they won’t talk to her, and yells, “Well, I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while.
Curley’s wife is kept in isolation because she is a woman and Curley wants to keep her in the house fearing that she will cheat on him because she flirts with other men. She’s the only woman on the ranch, so she goes out and looks for attention because of her loneliness and doesn’t get any attention at home. While talking to Lennie in the barn she