Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The Loneliness of Curley’s Wife
In the book “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck displays several themes and truly captures the characters dreams, life goals, and loneliness. Steinbeck introduces an interesting character whom he never gives a name and uses her to show that she 's not an authoritative figure but most of all an isolated character. She is flirtatious and doesn 't like or respect his husband as he doesn 't respect her. Given this, Curley 's wife is the loneliest character because she is the only girl on the ranch, is avoided by all the ranchers and dresses nicely to impress and catch people 's attention.
Curley’s wife is the only women on the ranch. She doesn 't have anyone to talk to and nobody of the men in the ranch seems to acknowledge her, not even her husband. Her gender isolates her from all the characters in the book. When all the ranchers went to town except for Crooks and Lennie she intervened and said “they left all the weak ones here” (77). This shows that, Curley’s wife feels excluded and because she is different from all ranchers, in terms of sexuality, she has no power and self-respect. On the other hand, a ranch is no place for women to live in. She 's terribly lonely and feels useless as there is nothing for her to do. She wants somebody to talk to and someone to share her stories with and everybody on the ranch refuses to listen or come near her.Curley 's wife clearly states this in the following quote, “I never get to talk to nobody. I get
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