She doesn’t seem to be happy in the relationship though and walks around the farm a lot to talk to the other migrant workers. Curley is really controlling and hates her talking to other men and doesn’t even like when she leaves the house. She’s lonely because none of the other men talk to her because of Curley and they think she’s bad news. On the outside she acts really tough; “Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” She says she could get him strung up, not do it herself and that shows weakness, she won’t do anything, she just threatens people because she’s Curley’s wife.
Everyone on the ranch fears repercussions from Curley when interacting with her. Everyone goes out of their way to ensure that they don’t interact with Curley’s wife. All the men figure it is in their best interest to avoid Curley’s wife as much as possible. It also does not help that Curley’s wife is extremely flirtatious. Anytime Curley’s wife appears, the men at the ranch immediately believe that she has one thought in mind.
Until she is a teenager, her mother is forced to dress and bathe her (Marquez 196). She rejects all advances made by the men of the town, not because she is not interested, but because she is unable to truly comprehend their interest in her, calling one man who is infatuated with her beauty a “simpleton” (Marquez 197). Pilar Ternera, quite unlike the other two women, is portrayed as powerful over her own sexuality. She serves as an object of early infatuation for both Colonel Aureliano and Jose Arcadio Buendia and goes on to be the mother of both of their children (Marquez 26-31). She even manages to defend herself when one of her sons attempts to assault her, not knowing that she is in fact his mother.
None of them get what they want. Curley’s wife ends up dead and Candy and Crooks end up with nowhere to go but back to the ranch and a life where they are hated and shunned. All because of something they cannot control, their gender, their age, and their race. Everyone deserves an equal chance at their dream, but that is not how life works. Both now and in the 1930’s, the minories face challenges that others do not.
She wanted to get away because she wanted to get as far away from her. Also she said that she could of been an famous actress but didn't because she didn't received the letter. The men on the ranch only thinks of her as an troublemaker and that's why she’s always lonely. Steinbeck introduces Curley’s wife as they were different from the white
This marriage ended when Janie ran away with Joe Stark, a man that she fell in love with and thought could give her the love absent between her and Logan. But Janie soon realized that her second marriage wouldn’t turn out better than her first. Joe was just as controlling and degrading as Logan. He hardly expressed his love for Janie and spoke to her like an incompetent child. Janie didn 't start living until Joe died and she met Teacake.
Notably, Steinbeck also isolates Curley 's wife from everyone on the ranch because she has to stay at home while everyone is out working and Curly does not want his wife to talk to anybody except for him, but since he is always working, it pressures her to talk to others and be rebellionent since she gets lonely by herself. “I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (Pg 85). “I get lonely, you can talk to people, but I can 't talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad.
She’s not allowed to talk to anybody in the ranch. She was always longing for attention. Her husband, Curley doesn’t want him to go outside or near the workers. Besides, nobody wants to talk to her neither, because if they do, they will get in to trouble. Just like what happened between her and Crooks when she dropped her fingers and put her hands on her hips, Crooks said, “Maybe you better go along to your own house now.
Polly soon confided to Teenie that her homeland had nothing “much there but bugs and gators and a few folks scraping the dirt to make do. My mother is dead. My father as well. She swallowed hard” (Draper 99). The quote evinces that people can still feel hurt emotionally after if the incident happened years ago when Polly swallowed hard.
When his mother doesn´t have enough money for three circus tickets and choose to stay outside in the blazing sun waiting for him and his brother, he sees her behaviour as ‘’blinding, overwhelming, self-sacrificial love’’ that demands ‘’a debt of love’’ which he is unwilling to pay. In the ending of the book, it´s clear that he cannot escape her influence and judgement because he is aware that she ‘’can stop loving him’’ and realises that he is bound to her. Coetzee does not like his father. His father was a soldier, and played rugby and cricket, but he is not excellent in any of these three things,