It’s easier for a man to call a women names because they do not care too much about their feelings and think that they are always up to no good. According to Candy towards the end of the novel, Candy thought Curley's wife was a useless tramp. "You god damn tramp', he said viciously. 'You done it, di'nt you? I s'pose you're glad.
This relates back to the fact that she was dehumanized by society’s warped vision of gender roles. It’s also a good metaphor for her general character and its representation. To conclude, Curley’s wife in the 1937 novel Of Mice & Men is an accurate portrayal of the sexism during the ‘30s. She was mistreated by her husband, dehumanized, and forced into a life she never wanted. John Steinbeck was sexist in his writing, but simply because the time he lived in was as well, Curley’s wife being a victim of its horrors, rather than a
In the book Curley’s Wife is portrayed as a whore and not much else. She is painted as an emotionless tramp who is looking to “get with” anyone she can. But in the movie she was in a very different situation. In the movie version she was a damsel in distress. The movie made you look at her in a different light.
She lives on the ranch with everyone else and just wants to make friends but everyone fears Curley and tries to avoid her. Curley's Wife is the loneliest character in Of Mice and Men. One reason Curley’s Wife is the loneliest is because her name is never stated. As much as this could mean that the guys at the ranch just did not care enough to ask her what her name is, this just proves that she is lonely. Curley's wife is first brought up when Candy says ‘“Wait’ll you see Curley's Wife”’(Steinbeck 28).
Hesse has shown how women are classified by their stereotypes such as helping/pleasing their husband, cooking, and having no real jobs. An example of this in the book is Kamala because she was a prostitute who married Siddhartha. “ One can beg, buy, be presented with and find love in the streets, but it can never be stolen” (Hesse 55). She pleased Siddhartha, however, she represented Siddhartha’s darkness and obstacle to reach enlightenment. The author shows how female hatred is represented so clearly because after Siddhartha left her she died to a snake.
It is clear in the novella that he thinks that he is better than the rest of the ranch workers, and treats them poorly. Curley is also very controlling of his wife, who talks to the other men often. Curley’s wife: Curley’s wife is the only female character in the story. She occasionally talks to the other men on the ranch, because of she gets lonely. Curley is very controlling of her and does not like her talking to the other men.
An example of this is Curley and his wife’s relationship. From the moment Curley’s wife was introduced, the reader got an idea about their poor relationship. Her bad relationship with Curley is shown when she says, “I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella” (Steinbeck 89). The reader learns that she only married Curley out of spite toward her mother, and they truly do not love each other.
In this scene, Curley’s wife talks to Candy, Lennie, Crooks, and Slim about how lonely and isolated she feels. She says “If I catch any one man, and he’s alone, I get along fine with him. But just let to of the guys get together an’ you won’t talk” (Steinbeck, pg 77). Curley’s wife’s isolation builds her negative personality causing her to constantly guilt trip people and make them feel bad about themselves. This is caused by Curley’s controlling personality, always bossing his wife around.
Her attempts at tricking the inspector falls short as her own sister and her husband deny her pursuit and disdain her. “…women get strange ideas at times…she is a dangerous and shameless woman” (73). This statement about Aunt Harriet by Joseph Strorm is a prime example of how women are expected to remain detached and dispassionate about their personal, emotional struggles and have no intervention about how she is placed in
Mary rejects the village and accepts her identity as a witch. Since she was rejected by her village, she in turn rejects them and gives up on unifying the people even though that was once her reason for living. She has given up on her mission to bring people together because even this gender based prejudice was too much for her to