For instance, the men on the ranch speculate that Curley’s wife intends trouble and an affair because she is constantly looking for the men on the ranch in the bunkhouse or stable, places she has no business in without her husband. However, Curley’s wife confesses her everyday life when she tells Crooks, Old Candy, and Lennie that she enjoys talking to them rather than talking to nobody (Steinbeck 78). In addition, she discloses to them that Curley gives her little regard and that she loathes staying in their small house all the time. As a result of the lack of attention she receives, she utilises her young and seducing looks to obtain it from any body. Steinbeck writes Curley’s wife as isolated like the lonely ranch men that come and go which appeals to the readers’ feelings.
Outline for Of Mice and Men Analysis I. Paragraph 1: Introduction Curley 's wife is a lonely women and dissatisfied with her life being the central theme of Mice and Men. II. Paragraph 2: First Example Firstly, Curley’s wife wants someone to socialize with because she is feeling very lonely. “ “Why can’t I talk to you?
However, Mayella actually has little to no values in her life. She is a fragile girl from a crippled family, so she never even had the opportunity to experience what a family with morals is like. When her mother died, Mayella was mentally on her own, and had no one in her life that genuinely cares about her; Scout once said, “She is lonelier than Boo Radley,”
A key aspect of any novel or story is the way the characters interact and feel towards everything. In John Steinbeck’s, “Of Mice and Men”, the characters tend to give off the effect of loneliness and the feeling of isolation throughout the novel. The main characters that give off the effect of loneliness and the feeling of isolation are Curley’s wife, Crooks, and George. They’ve been truly alone, if not in mind then in body.
Their father is however, unlike any other novels written by men or men perspective, very sympathetic, but very submissive under his wife 's authority. The girls ' mother did not allow them to go on dates, get waxing, wear any make-up, wear tight or revealing clothing, go outside with friends etc. This lack of freedom and their tyrannical mother 's authority, push the Lisbon sisters in a deep depression and isolation. The
Curley’s wife’s life revolves around loneliness. Curley’s wife constantly visits the ranch workers’ bunkhouses in search for someone to talk to. The fact that she “never get[s] to talk to nobody” (Steinbeck 86) and gets “awful lonely” (86) implies that she lives a lonely existence. Yet, this desire for human contact crumbles when all the ranch workers see her as a “bitch” (32) and a “jail bait” (32) who “poison[s]” (32) them. No matter how hard she tries to appeal to the ranch hands, they will always see her as the ranch whore, nothing more or less.
Of Mice and Men, one of Steinbeck 's classic novellas, is constructed on the strange friendship between George Milton and Lennie Smalls and their journey to achieving the American Dream. On their quest, they arrive at a farm where they meet a nameless farm wife who is simply referred to as Curley 's wife. Throughout the novella she is objectified and isolated which helps develop the theme of loneliness. Because she is a woman, she is deprived of many opportunities to have dreams and goals in her life. Steinbeck crafts Curley’s wife’s character to demonstrate the role of women in the 1930’s, and to prove that women will never be able to achieve the American Dream because of the sexist society present during that time period.
In the novel The Ice Storm, by Rick Moody, Elena Hood is a quiet character. Due to the emotional abuse she received in her childhood, Elena is unable to shown any affection towards herself or her family. She delivers a cold and unmotherly vibe towards her children whom never expect anything out of their mother. Elena prefers to stay in solitude and does not get involved with her children unless it’s to call them down for dinner. Elena’s relationship with her husband is dissipating quickly.
(87) More specifically, the other men on the ranch refuse to talk to her because Curley’s position of power on the ranch portrays him as having the ability to have any man on the ranch lose their job. Furthermore, when Curley’s wife was conversing with Lennie in the barn and confided in him, she said: “Well, I ain’t
¨Ain I got a right to talk to nobody…?¨ This is a line directly said from Curly’s wife in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Steinbeck introduced Curly’s wife as a tart, eyeing men up and down, while married, and always finding herself in the men’s cabin area. He also introduces her as a lonely average wife during the 1900s, having nothing to look forward too. Steinbeck gives information about what women felt like during these tough times, especially how lonely they were, and how they couldn’t follow their own dreams.
The men on the farm try to stay away from her because they think she’s trying to flirt with them and they don’t want to get in trouble with the boss or get in a fight with curly. She is a very lonely person and try’s to flirt with the other men on the farm because she has no one to talk to. Curley doesn’t care about her and treats her
Section five – GoodCurley’s wife (Can she be redeemed) Curley’s wife is the only one to blame for her actions; she is always taking her anger out on people, meanly Crooks. She never say’s sorry or asks for forgiveness, although she is the only female on the ranch Steinbeck wants us to feel sympathy for her as she cannot get along with known body and she’s a house wife that’s extremely isolated with no one to convert. This is in evidence when she say’s “I get awful lonely.”
Harper Lee does a great job at making me feel sympathetic for Mayella because of her lack of education and the life she has been to. “Long’s he keeps on calling‘ me ma’am an sayin’ Miss Mayella. I don’t hafta take his sass, I ain’t called upon to take it.” She lives in this horrible place where she has never been called ma 'am.