Discrimination In Curley's Wife

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Steinbeck is a master of displaying implicit and explicit discrimination. He uses symbolism and imagery to depict the characters of his reference. The lexis conveyed the main motif of discrimination, by the representation of a microcosm of civil perspectives – a mentally challenged man, a lonely married woman seeking attention from male ranch workers, a very old yet prudent man and a Negro slave. Steinbeck tackles the stereotypical view on these civil perspectives and how they are discriminated against based on their race, gender and intellect. Additionally, his descriptions of the characters delve into their appearance, personality and dreams for the reader’s sympathy and concern. He created an atmosphere of ongoing discriminative confrontations/affairs between the superior and the victimized, in…show more content…
Candy goes on to say, “ She’s got the eye” and “I think Curley’s married … a tart” the derogatory remark describes Curley’s wife basically as ‘sexually derived’ because Candy is referring to the way she dresses (flaunting her assests) and her behavior such as posture and dialect (flirtatious and seductive). Steinbeck wanted to keep Candy’s descriptive dialogue quite minimal in opinions, and he did this by keeping Candy’s sentences short and factual, this gives a dramatic punctual effect that makes the reader believe and know Candy’s words are trustworthy which eventually leads us to judging her before she had even entered the novella. Furthermore, the introduction of Curley’s wife sparked the real disgust from George because the comments made from Candy were equivalent to the way she behaved, so it triggered tension between the 2
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