In the book, Curleys wife is portrayed as a very flirty person, she is married to the bosses son, her husband is a small man that picks fights with all the guys that are physically bigger than him. 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
Whatever he commands her to do, she must obey. A rule that is prominent for Curley’s wife is that she must segregate herself from the other men on the ranch. This means no talking to other men or leaving the small house she and Curley live in. In the story a conversation between Curley’s wife and Slim says, “”Well, you ain’t tryin’ very hard. I seen him goin’ in your house.” She was suddenly apprehensive. “Bye Boys,” she called into the bunk house, and she hurried away”” (Steinbeck 32).When told by Slim that Curley is at the house; she abruptly ceases the conversation and runs off. This shows that Curley does not allow her to be out of the house and must leave Curley’s wife lonely and in a state of depression. Being a woman unmistakable has a negative effect on Curley’s
In Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife can be analyzed as being lonely and self-obsessed. Curley’s wife is very lonely because she is the only female on the ranch, and Curley doesn’t pay much attention to her. Curley would much rather talk about himself, and the only reason she married Curley was to get away from her mother. Curley’s wife had a dream of being in the show business, but she believed her mother sabotaged her career which again is why she married Curley. Curley’s wife’s loneliness also prompts her to become self-obsessed. Curley’s wife has a need for attention, so she flirts with all the guys on the ranch. Because she is self-obsessed, she is unable to see any faults in herself and doesn’t see any harm in flirting with the other men.
Within the 1937 Depression-Era novel, Of Mice and Men, scribed by John Steinbeck, he implements complex, multi-dimensional characters in which they mutually possess an American Dream, yet they are distinctive in their most aesthetic, indigenous form. Characters including Curley’s Wife, Crooks, and George Milton have always theorized their life in Utopian lifestyles, in the setting of America, but is oppressed by external and internal means that is explored throughout the literature. Notably, George, the co-protagonist, has such ambition to live in a domesticated household in contradiction to the vagrancy he experience, while carrying the weight of having a fraternal-paternal relationship with Lennie, a man approximately his age with an evident disability. His
Although Curlys wife is married, and and has a life with curley, doesn 't mean she can get lonely at times. Curly 's wife often relies on trying to get attention from the other men in the barn, because Curlys Wife is lonely. At one point in the book curley 's wife shows this, she says to Lennie “I get lonely… I can 't talk to nobody but curly.”( p87) Curley 's wife says this, because she knows that if the men talk to her, Curly will become mad.
In this instance, the discrimination is based upon race and skin colour. Crooks is not allowed to be in the same bunkhouse as the white ranch hands and is forced to have his room in the barn… alongside the animals. “Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink.” (Steinbeck, 2006, Page 77) Discrimination was common during the time when Of Mice and Men was set. The language in which the white men refer to Crooks, is not accepted in today’s society. Crooks brushes off the remarks of the stable men, but he needs to feel superior over someone or something. Lennie. Crooks makes up stories to tell Lennie. He explains how George will leave Lennie and never come back. This scares Lennie and leads him into believing that he must trust and follow Crooks. In a way, Crooks is leading Lennie into a false sense of security. He is telling him that George is a bad person and can’t be trusted. In the novel, Candy’s wife tells Crooks that it will only take one word from her to Candy and Crooks is out. This shows the attitude the people had towards other persons who were not considered part of ‘the normal’ community of whites. Unfortunately, this happens in today’s society. Racism is an ongoing issue in our communities that needs to be solved. People have high levels of prejudice surrounding persons of a different race then their own. We as human beings, naturally have prejudice. It’s just whether or not we choose to communicate our thoughts about a person out loud, that really makes the
John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men is a gripping novel about life after the great depression. It highlights the loneliness, hardships and friendships of the men on the ranch. However, there is only one woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife who leaves quite am impression in this novel. This essay will highlight her life and experiences on the ranch.
There are many indications that this is true, but three reasons stand out specifically. First, her character is described in one point of view only; the point of view of the men is the only told perspective in the book. Second, Curley’s Wife was forced to settle for less. She even goes to say this directly in the story. Lastly, she has a deep sense of isolation from being the lone woman on the ranch. In this John Steinbeck piece, the theme of a villain having a sense of victimization can be proved through the character of Curley’s
Crooks being an African-American on the ranch, full of whites, struggles racially which causes his withdrawal from the society. Crooks explains to Lennie his when he’s accompanied by him “ A guy goes nuts if he ain 't got nobody. Don 't make no difference who the guy is long’s
Loneliness and isolation is an ongoing theme throughout the novel Of Mice and Men, experienced by several characters to different degrees. Some characters are more isolated and lonely than others, yet every character in the story goes through this theme during one point in the story. There are various reasons why each character is lonely or isolated. In general, all the ranch workers feel some sort of loneliness because they move alone from ranch to ranch and do not have real connections with others, Curley’s wife experiences this theme because she is the only woman on the ranch and nobody wants to interact with her because Curley is very protective and hostile of her. Thirdly, Candy struggles through being lonely and isolated after Carlson shot his dog and because Candy does not work with the others since he is a swamper. Lastly Crooks goes through this theme because he has to stay in a room next to the barn and is isolated from the others because he is black. Steinbeck uses different factors to portray the loneliness and isolation within characters such as physical or mental, which then deliver various messages to readers.
First of all, Candy, a swamper on the ranch, was only kept on the property because he lost his hand in a ranch accident. His only real companion was his dog. His dog was just as old and crippled as he was. After
In the 1930s the country faced the Great Depression. Men travelled throughout the country in hopes to find work. Many men found work on ranches and did labor. Women were a rare sight on a ranch. When there is a woman, they are usually overwhelmed with all the men so they flirt with them. On the ranch there is Curley’s wife and her flirting comes with consequences when she flirts with the biggest and dumbest guy on the ranch, Lennie. In the story “Of Mice and Men” is about two men, George and Lennie,who travel together from ranch to ranch in hope of work. They have a dream to own their own ranch after working enough and building up a profit. Everything changes a few weeks into working on the ranch. Lennie and Curley's wife are having a conversation in the barn, after Lennie accidentally just killed a puppy and covered it in hay. All of sudden Lennie got scared and the same thing happened to Curley’s wife after she let Lennie touch her soft hair. John Steinbeck uses imagery and characterization to show how Curley’s wife changed after she was killed.
In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, he illustrates loneliness and isolation within his character’s actions and feelings. In the novel, there were several characters who went through the loneliness of ranch life in the United States; a handless old man named Candy, a black crippled man named Crooks, and Curley’s wife. Candy faces loneliness and isolation after losing his dog, Crooks was forced to live away from the other workers because he was black, and Curley’s wife was the only female on the ranch, receiving no attention from anyone. Loneliness and isolation are expressed numerous times throughout the novel, especially through the emotions of Candy and his old dog.
Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, takes place during the time of The Great Depression; an era extremely difficult for women. The novella contains many iconic characters that serve as a metaphor to our societal standards. Curley’s wife is introduced just like any other; however, the emphasis on her feminine features are metaphoric to where women stand in society. In order to prove that society makes it impossible for certain people to attain The American Dream, Steinbeck objectifies, sexualizes, and kills Curley’s wife to show that women cannot reach The American Dream.
His dog was killed because it was old and smelled, Candy doesn't stop this from happening due to his situation. He doesn't have the effort to try to save his dog because he is to worn out and knew that it was inevitable. He also is willing to give his life savings of three hundred dollars to George and Lennie so that he can live with them on the land that they planned to buy. He just wants to get out of the ranch because he knows he is powerless. Throughout the book he never changes, making him a static character.