Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while. Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” (Steinbeck 77). Curley’s wife expresses her need of speaking to others; she is tired of staying in the house all the time and having no one to talk to but Curley, whom she openly despises The way the men describe her, as a whore, only adds to her loneliness and depression. It brings her to the point in which she angrily cries out at Lennie,
In this scene, Curley’s wife talks to Lennie about her life before she meets Curley. Lennie tells her to leave but she responds by saying, “I get lonely...You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley” (Steinbeck, pg 87). Curley’s wife always feels isolated and alone because
But yet they both sometimes don’t respect their mother. Mama is a gentle women, she always has to be honest with her children. Mama is not an educated women her school closed at the second grade. ”I never had an education myself” (Walker, 316, 13). Mama doesn’t work, what she does is butcher hogs and milk cows.
Nonetheless, Steinbeck expresses that Curley’s wife is actually the antagonist of the story through her characterization, actions, and dialogue. Imagine having a younger sibling who gets anything they want no matter what they do. This would make most people dislike that sibling, similar to the way the workers would eventually feel about Curley’s wife. Many of the workers believe that “a ranch full of guys ain’t no place for a girl”(51) and also that “she’s gonna make a mess”(51). This indicates the original bias against Curley’s
Under Curley's control she really couldn't do much or talk to many people but she got around. Every now and then she would swing around by all of the boys and get a little flirty and the guys would never fall for it. She would have to be one of loneliest characters in the novel. First of all, Curley really controlled his wife and never let her do anything and she hated it! Every Time she would appear in the novel she would always say something like ¨Why can't i talk to you?
1. Joy changes her name to “Hulga” because she is acting in an act of rebellion to her mother. She knows her mother’s wants her to have a really pretty name and “Hulga” is the ugliest name Joy could think of that her mom will hate. Mrs. Hopewell is for sure that Hulga looked for that name until she finally found the ugliest name she could think of and after that Joy legalized it so it would be for sure certain. Hulga’s poor health keeps her at her home all the time.
The contrast between the predatory nature of the hawk and the ineptitude of the puffin serve to paint women’s ambitions as comical yet concerning. Eleanor is the representative of women with ambitions and the consequences of those ambitions. This controlling and fanatical behavior led to disastrous consequences for her son that damaged his love life. Threatened by Raymond’s girlfriend she forces him to end the relationship, a threat which Wiley addresses when he writes that “mom never meets competition [because] she betrays the people who would give her a battle before she brings up her troops” (Wiley 206). In her ambition the actions she takes ultimately betray her son and later her
If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet.” (pg. 88) Curley’s wife is another character which relates strongly to dreams. She does not want to live the way she is living right now, the in ranch with a man she does not care about. She’d always wanted to be an actress but things did not turned out as as well as she had hoped. Her dreams are crushed by the misfortunate event of her old lady stopping her from getting into acting career.
even her voice was affected by his condition, and she was not allowed by her mother to paly or do what other teenagers do because her mom was overprotective to her. I go on a journey with Joy as she struggles against what she’s always known to be right, and wanting to fit in. Joy finds her self being a awkward ,she feel that she always doing wrong . One of the things Joy begins to deal is when he find her mother's book entitled ' Big Girls Dont Cry'. It’s a book of fiction, but it is very obviously based upon her mother’s life.
George is still portrayed as someone who cares for Lennie but is rather bothered by his constant mistakes. 2. While in the barn, Curley’s wife vents to Lennie how she hates being married to Curley. How he is exceedingly controlling and never lets her talk to any of the other men. That she only married him because he seemed nice.