“I could’ve been in the movies I could’ve been a star”(88-89) she said this regretfully. While talking to Lennie she told him that she did not really like Curley she only married him to prove something to her mother. Curley’s wife is always so lonely because Curley is never around. Most people on the ranch think that she is tart, but I think she is just looking for someone to have a good conversation with and wants A friend because she is the woman on the ranch.
Curley’s wife is the only woman on the ranch. Steinbeck depicts her as unimportant because she goes unnamed throughout the entire book, only referred to as Curley’s wife. Son of the boss of the ranch, Curley, is always looking for a fight. In fact, Curley only talks to his wife about who he wants to fight, nothing about what she cares about he feels. An example of a relationship without caring or connection to the other person.
With her controlling husband and being the only woman on the farm, Curley’s wife is constantly ignored or dismissed,“ Well you keep away from her, ‘cause she's a rat trap if I ever seen one. You let Curley take the rap. He let himself in for it. Glove fulla
“George was on his feet yelling, ‘Get him, Lennie. Don’t let him do it.’”(63) Lennie then proceeds to break Curley’s hand, and Curley realizes he shouldn’t have messed with Lennie. Curley also treats his wife as property, as the author doesn’t even give her a name. As Curley is looking for his wife, “Slim said, ‘Well, you been askin’ me too often.
Johnson refuses to give the quilts to Wangero, one wonders if it was because she hated her daughter over the rejection of the family heritage, because she had found success, or if her daughter was an unlikeable character from the start. Was there a jealousy that her older daughter had found success and confidence when she would never know any, was she jealous of the confidence her daughter displayed by saying she did not have to live under the old ways anymore, or was she favoring Maggie over Wangero, since Maggie was flawed like herself? No matter whether one sides with Mrs. Johnson and Maggie on the value of the quilts, or with Wangero, the obvious schism is clear. Where one party values them because of the family connection, the other rejects that connection because it was born out of oppression and
Candy’s dog represents life on the ranch when you get to old and have no use, you are inevitably killed off for not being strong enough. Carlson insisting on shooting his dog leaves Candy worried for his own well being because like the dog he is old and frail and soon to be of little use to those around
First, Crooks is an African American that is discriminated on the ranch and convinced that he will always be treated differently. Next, Lennie is a grown man that thinks and acts like a child as well as has a habit to want to stroke soft objects. Finally, Candy is an old man with one hand that feels as if he will not be needed on the ranch for much longer which leads to his gullibility. As one can see, Crooks, Lennie, and Candy are the outsiders of society in Of Mice and
Candy is an interesting person when u discus the topic of dreams, I say this because in the beginning of the book to almost the end I don’t think candy has a dream. He is old and he is missing a hand so I think that he thinks that as soon as he can’t sweep the bins clean anymore the ranch will fire him and he won’t have any place to go and in the middle of the book it kind of sounds like he has accepted that future. But towards the end of the novel he hears about George and Lennies dream and he ends up getting in a quote for this is: “George let me come to that ranch with you I have 450 dollars that you can have right now and besides when I die I don’t got no family to give it to so I will just give my share of the place to you”, so then getting to that ranch with George and Lennie is his New
In the book Curley's wife is shown as a pretty woman who is used by men. She wanted to go to Hollywood and become famous, but because she married Curley who lived on a farm she had to stay at home and clean up. In the book they don’t give her a name, they leave her unnamed because in the time period that the book was written women were seen as inanimate objects. They were used for cleaning and taking care of children.
As the wife of the son’s boss, she is isolated by many other men, but is not able to make any contact with them due to her jealous husband. As a result of this, she gets frustrated and upset that she is not allowed to talk to anyone nor to be with anyone except with herself and her husband. Then she was rejected by the men the more
The era of the novel was based upon a time in which discrimination greatly affected the development of the characters. Men probed in hopes of finding work, left feeling solitary or isolated. In John Stienback’s Of Mice and Men, proximately every character suffers from being treated unfairly or being recognized off a distinction in favor of or against. Throughout the course of the novel each individual is presented with a form of discrimination either from the color of your skin,age or gender. Alienation is not only caused by judging those off of a difference or something not of what society bases normality upon but rather obstructs that individual from any type of prosperity.
The motif of loneliness is explored throughout John Steinbeck's novella, Of Mice and Men, not only through the main characters, but the secondary characters as well. Of Mice and Men has many examples of discrimination. Some of the best examples are racism and sexism, which is why two of the characters are shown to be lonely. Crooks, the stable hand, is black, which makes all the others on the ranch want to have nothing to do with him. Similarly, Candy is outed since he is an old cripple.
Steinbeck has created contrasting impressions of Curley’s wife. “Of MMice and mMen” is the intriguing novella, set in the 1930’s, by John Steinbeck. He portrays various impressions of Curley’s wife using a range of literary techniques . Curley’s wife is first introduced by Candy, the old swamper, who describes her from his view.