How Is Curley's Wife Presented In Of Mice And Men

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In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Curley’s wife is portrayed many different ways throughout the story. Women were often understated around guys, and given less power. When Curley’s wife is first introduced, she doesn’t come off to the readers as very nice. When she was introduced she was mean, flirtatious, and it was let known that she was beautiful. She was flirting with the other men on the ranch,you feel more bad for her when the men are saying mean things about her, and near the end of the book the reader becomes sympathetic for her.

She was the only woman on the ranch, and being beautiful, she was in the eyes of all the men working there. Of course they all knew if they did anything about it, Curley would probably kill them. At first we didn’t feel very sympathetic for Curley’s wife because she seemed like she didn’t have any interest in being married. She was flirting with the other guys when she went into the bunkhouse, it didn't seem like she cared that …show more content…

In the book George says, “Jesus, what a tramp” (Steinbeck 32). George shouldn’t have said that about her, and that comment carried on in different ways throughout the book. Almost every time Curley’s wife is mentioned or comes into the scene, someone calls her something rude. Candy says “Well, I think Curley’s married… a tart” (Steinbeck 28). The men are calling her all these names, when it doesn’t seem like they know really who she is. They don’t know her life, or much about her, they are judging her based on what they see, and how she acts. A person's actions can be a sign telling people who they are, but it doesn’t tell everything about them. Near the end of the book after Lennie killed Curley’s wife, Candy said “You God damn tramp… You ain’t no good now, you lousy tart” (Steinbeck 95). Throughout the book the men call her a tart, jailbait, and a

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