It isn’t until chapter five that Curley’s wife’s loneliness is actually expressed through her words to Lennie. “I get lonely...You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad.” By saying this, she tells the readers a few things. The first is that she is, indeed, lonely and is looking for company. The second is about Curley’s controlling nature.
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.
She hates being stuck in the house. It doesn’t make it any better when she tells Crooks, Candy and Lennie that all she ever does is listen to Curley talk about how he is going to beat up another man. This will give the reader a little insight to the fact that Curley’s wife does not have anyone. Steinbeck also gives of the feeling of loneliness from her when she confesses to Lennie that Curley's doesn't treat her right, giving her the feeling that with Curley not giving her any attention nor treating her the right way, that she
Curley’s wife becomes lonely and the other men and her husband do not take her feelings into account. Curley’s wife is not
“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. Next, Candy is a very lonely person such as the people in the nursing home with no family.
Since she is the only women on the ranch, she is not only looked down upon, but looked at. “’I get lonely’ she said ‘You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley, else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to nobody?’” (Page 87) This quote is said by Curley’s wife when all the men went into town, including her husband. It shows that she spends all her time alone in her house as the men work in the fields. She is also not allowed to talk to anyone but her husband who spends all of this time in the fields, so she feels like she is living alone all her life.
In reality, though, he's always been really jealous of his neighbor. When Charley offers Willy a job, it hurts Willy's pride. If people know that he's working for Charley, then there will be no denying the fact Charley has done better in life—and Willy's delusional pride just won't allow
The men on the ranch act like Curley owns her, almost like she has to do whatever he says. “Whyn’t you tell her to stay the hell home where she belong..” [pg 62]. This is dehumanizing because she isn’t a domestic animal that has to stay home all the time that can only go outside when he lets her. She doesn’t belong anywhere but where she wants to be, she doesn’t have to be anywhere she doesn’t want to be. She’s a human,, but I guess that doesn’t apply when you’re a women.
Therefore, she goes out of her way in order to meet her needs and desires, but eventually leads to her death. Curley’s Wife demonstrates that lonely individuals tend to experience internal rejection by others actions, leading them to seek attention
Curley and his wife really do not deserve any sympathy. Curley is conceited, rude, and disrespectful. When he first met Lennie and George he was rude to them both getting especially mad with Lennie for not speaking back when spoken to. Lennie did not know any better he was just obeying George because he had informed him to not say anything. But I do feel sympathy for him because he did get his hand crushed by a mammoth of a man but he asked for it so that was his own fault.