Misunderstood In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Have you ever been misunderstood before? Have things ever gotten really tough and you just don’t know what to do? Well, in the story “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, Curley’s Wife is very misunderstood. The story takes place during the great depression in Salinas Valley, California. During the great depression not many people had it easy and Curley’s Wife was one of those people who didn’t have so easy especially because she was a woman and at the time they didn’t have many rights. Curley’s Wife is the most misunderstood character because of her background, her seemingly unloving husband, and troubling times during the great depression. To begin, Curley’s Wife has hard times and is misunderstood because she takes her emotions out on innocent people. One example of when Curley’s wife took her anger out on an innocent person is when she yelled at Crooks. She had yelled, “Well, you keep your place then, nigger. I could have you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” This proves that Curley’s wife is misunderstood because she takes her anger out on Crooks. She isn’t actually mad at him she is just angry because she gets treated with so much disrespect and she can’t even do anything about so she takes her anger out on other people when she gets really fed up. Not only does she yell at Crooks but she also yells at Candy, she says, “Sure I gotta husban’. You all seen him. Swell guy ain’t he? Spends all his time sayin’ what he’s gonna do to guys he don’t like, and he

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