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.
The greatest barrier that is illustrated throughout the book is her gender. The men working on the farm avoid her in fear of her jealous husband becoming enraged. In the barn house, Curley's wife engages in a conversation with another man, at which point he says, “you better go along to your own house now. We don't want no trouble"(77). Men on the farm will not talk to her because gender.
Then Esther said calmly yet sharply “You three think you 're so special. Your mom doesn 't love you. Your dad doesn 't love you. Your mom only stayed because she wanted to use you for your money. You all are nothing and will never be anything but weak pathetic animals.” My heart was filled with hatred and anger.
“Curley’s wife stands as a glaringly bitter and ironic illus-tration of the immorality of narrow minds and the social conditions that produce them” (Hart 39). No one on the ranch gives Curley’s wife the respect that a young, beautiful woman deserves, but she also has been treated so low her whole life that she does not demand respect. For exam-ple, “Curley’s wife is not given a proper name. Apparently she does not merit it;” Curley’s wife never takes notice to her name never being used, which is
Aforementioned, Curley 's wife represents discrimination towards women, she is constantly looked down upon and isn 't treated with respect. However, when she is talking to Crooks, “‘Well, you keep your place then, n*****. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain 't even funny,’”(OMAM 81). Crooks and Curley 's wife go through something similar. They are both discriminated based on a difference that the other men on the farm don’t have.
Back in the 1920´s through the 1930´s people would have been seen differently because of their skin tone. Like crooks in Of Mice and Men he's a man of color and because of that he lives by himself in the barn while all the white men live together in the bunk house. Characters in this story view the discrimination differently. In this story the discrimination has affected not too many lives but causes one not to be as happy and fulfilling as the others which is a negative effect on him and how well he socializes with others. Like for example it says ¨ Crooks bunk was a long filled box with straw ¨( 66 ).
Miss Brill was so upset in the end that she did not even get her Honey Cake. She so was proud of her fur. She took it out of the box that she kept it in and brushed it every day before she would wear it. All Miss Brill wants is for people to loves one another. She does not the lady complaining, the woman throwing away the violets, nor the man blowing smoke into a ladies face.
In several parts of the world there are problems that arise on a daily basis, but many can usually be traced back to one group of humans, women. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, a man named Curley, the son of a ranch owner, gets married to what seems to be a nice, pretty, and naive woman. Although these two are married, they are rarely seen together around the ranch. This then leads to Curley’s wife being seen ‘flirting’ with the male workers on the ranch and disliked among several of the male characters in the novel. Nonetheless, Steinbeck expresses that Curley’s wife is actually the antagonist of the story through her characterization, actions, and dialogue.
Loneliness affects many people in a deep psychological way that follows them through their lives. This is no different with many characters in George Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, which takes place in 1937, following two migrant workers, named George and Lennie, as they interact with people working on a ranch in Soledad, California. Loneliness is one of the most important themes in Of Mice and Men, as seen in the characters of Curley's’ wife, Candy, and Crooks. Curley, the son of the ranch owner, has a wife that tends to anger the ranch workers by always popping into the bunkhouse and flirting with them. It isn’t until chapter five that Curley’s wife’s loneliness is actually expressed through her words to Lennie.
The reader believed that the farmer did not know how to take care of his wife. His only experience with caring was on the farm animals so he tried to use the same method on his wife and it made everything worse. Most things that the farmer did was terrible to his wife. For example, he kept said that his wife was “like” other animals. His wife escaped, so the farmer and his people chase her then locked her in his house.
Imagine a life like that. Crooks and Curley’s wife are two lonely isolated characters from the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. These characters portray lonesomeness and severe neglect in almost everything they do in the book.This was a life called upon these two characters. These personas either strived to get all the attention they could, or they pushed everyone away just like others did to them. All things encompassing Crooks can be narrowed down to two words: lonely and isolated.