Curley’s wife also states, as she targets Crooks, “Well, you keep your place then, nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny” (81). Curley's wife feel she needs to prove her own authority as Curley’s wife by picking on social outcasts, because she knows she has no power over anyone else on the entire ranch and she is tired of feel empowered all the time. She uses her beauty to give her power over the men, and her position as a white person and the boss’ son’s wife to pick on a social outcast, such as a black person like
Speaking of Curley's wife, she is another person that is lower in social power. She is the only woman on the ranch and she is also very lonely. Even the fact that she is just called “Curley's wife” is a huge symbol of how she doesn’t have much power. She is never called by her actual name once in the whole
In this essay I am going to be comparing and explore eight characters from a play and a novel. The novel and the play are called are ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’. They are Mr Birling, Miss Birling, Shelia, Eric, George, Lennie, Curley and Curley’s wife. George is like a parent to Lennie.
As I would like to think Curleys wife is the loneliest and saddest character in the novel as she has no personality that of which we are told, she has no name which indicates that John Steinbeck would not like to see her as a free willed woman, she is Curleys property meaning she bears the title "Curleys wife" as she is dominated by him. Curley also demands that she is not to wander outside the house unless advised, she does in any case attempting to look for consideration and fondness, she gets away with this utilizing the reason that she 's attempting to find Curley. Her life is dictated by her husband and is demanded to not ever converse with the ranch hands nor allowed to think about them as he will find out. This reminds me how George dictates Lennie into not conversing with anybody unless George permits him, they both additionally rebel by conversing with the ranch hands making excuses to get away with it as they are both so lonely. This is the reason Lennie and Curleys wife are ideal for one another, they both draw out the outrage and love in one another as they are both in the same circumstance, for instance Lennie is mentally handy caped thus meaning if you were like Lennie back then you would be shunned and would only make society worse.
She resorts to talking with other men by flirting, but only makes Curley more protective and abusive towards the other men she is associating with. People do not see others’ internal selves, but only their external images. By focusing only on the outer appearance, the men on the farm see Curley’s wife as a “tart” (Steinbeck 29). Curley is very pejorative and the men in the ranch
In the novella, Curley’s wife is referred to as “jailbait” who is defined as “a young woman, or young women collectively, considered in sexual terms but under the age of consent.” (In the oxford dictionary) she always has a ton of makeup on and is always trying to flirt with the men that work in the ranch. If we deeply look into the reason why she does all this, why does she put so much make up on? Why is she always flirting with the men? We can see that she is seeking attention; she is seeking the attention that she is not receiving from her husband.
Curley’s Wife also acts in enticing ways to get attention by “[putting] her hands behind her back and [leaning] forward against the door frame so that her body [is] thrown forward”(31). Curley’s Wife behaves in ways she thinks will make the men around her give her attention. She changes her lifestyle from the one being noticed by all the men in the acting world to that of being the wife of a ranch man. The amount of attention she attains now has significantly decreased from her
In John Steinbeck’s phenomenal novel Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife causes problems all over the ranch by interrupting situations everywhere because she resides in a loveless relationship. Curley’s wife produced the Curley-Slim conflict by always dodging him and never being around to see him which lead Curley to quick accusations. Then she goes snooping in the barn to find poor Lennie after he just killed his pup which leads to her death and downfall of some rancher’s American Dream ranch. Curley’s wife also finds herself in Crook’s room just looking to stir trouble when she starts tossing out insults embarrassing them and hurting their spirits. No matter what situation is transponding she always finds a way to create problems for everyone
Curleys wife struggles with feelings of neglect and seclusion. Not only is she the only girl on the ranch but she is seen as a cheap possession, curleys very own 'toy ' that he gets to control. The other men view her as a tramp since she 's always flirting by "giving the eye" to multiple guys. As well She spends much of her time "looking" for Curley although she is really looking for someone to talk to and to listen to her ; since her very own husband neglects her. The truth is though that she is just incredibly lonely.
So, she dresses inappropriately so that, from the men on the ranch, she can get the attention she has always desired. She doesn’t really care from whom she gets attention, since she just wants someone to notice her. The claim that loneliness causes people to act unwisely is validated by Curley’s wife’s improper actions to get
Firstly, Curley’s wife is presented as a floozy and threat to anyone on the ranch. This is shown when Candy describes her to George and Lennie as “a bitch” who “got the eye.” This is interesting because George and Lennie haven’t even met her yet but instantly draw conclusions on how
Curley’s wife is a representation of women in 1930’s America. Women were considered weak, useless and vulnerable - just like black, old or disabled people. We notice this when she walks in the harness room, where Crooks stayed due to discrimination against black people, asking where Curley is (whom we then find out, is a pathetic excuse to interact with the ranch workers). As she looks around, she noticed the boss ‘left all the weak ones’ there. Before she came, Candy and Lennie were explaining about their dream house to Candy.
Although she projects power, it is only to hide her vulnerability. She explains why she is dissatisfied with her life to Lennie and why she is living the way she is now. “Coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes--all them nice clothes like they wear” (Steinbeck 97). Curley’s wife admits she doesn’t actually like Curley and married Curley because she didn’t want ruin her life. This meaning the likely reason why she acts like a tart is only because she wants to feel less lonely and more connected with the people on the
She uses her power against them to hide the fact that she is lonely and insecure. Secondly, Curley's wife sees herself as a tease to the other men although they want nothing to do with her. She uses her pretty face of makeup, nice body, and bouncy hair to show off to them. When she enters the barnhouse, Lennie is fascinated by her. Lennie smiled admiringly "Gosh, she was so purty".