She doesn’t seem to be happy in the relationship though and walks around the farm a lot to talk to the other migrant workers. Curley is really controlling and hates her talking to other men and doesn’t even like when she leaves the house. She’s lonely because none of the other men talk to her because of Curley and they think she’s bad news. On the outside she acts really tough; “Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” She says she could get him strung up, not do it herself and that shows weakness, she won’t do anything, she just threatens people because she’s Curley’s wife.
She’s not allowed to talk to anybody in the ranch. She was always longing for attention. Her husband, Curley doesn’t want him to go outside or near the workers. Besides, nobody wants to talk to her neither, because if they do, they will get in to trouble. Just like what happened between her and Crooks when she dropped her fingers and put her hands on her hips, Crooks said, “Maybe you better go along to your own house now.
They play cards in there, but I can’t play cause I'm black.”’ (68) This strongly suggests Crooks’ isolation, as he is the only colored man on the ranch. His loneliness is again portrayed later in his conversation with Lennie, “‘ I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick.”’(73) Here crooks declares his loneliness to Lennie alluding to his despair. Later on within the the story we come to find Curley’s Wife lonely within her marriage. This woman is so tired of her insignificance to Curley that she tends to
“Curley’s wife stands as a glaringly bitter and ironic illus-tration of the immorality of narrow minds and the social conditions that produce them” (Hart 39). No one on the ranch gives Curley’s wife the respect that a young, beautiful woman deserves, but she also has been treated so low her whole life that she does not demand respect. For exam-ple, “Curley’s wife is not given a proper name. Apparently she does not merit it;” Curley’s wife never takes notice to her name never being used, which is
Aforementioned, Curley 's wife represents discrimination towards women, she is constantly looked down upon and isn 't treated with respect. However, when she is talking to Crooks, “‘Well, you keep your place then, n*****. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain 't even funny,’”(OMAM 81). Crooks and Curley 's wife go through something similar. They are both discriminated based on a difference that the other men on the farm don’t have.
One’s self has experienced loneliness from choice or forced into isolation. The novel ¨Of Mice and Men¨ written by John Steinbeck, took place during the Great Depression, near Soledad, California. The protagonist, George and the antagonist, Lennie are mid aged, white men who are working on a ranch with other mid aged, white men. Along with ones who aren’t as focused at the time, such as Crooks, the negro or black, Curley’s wife, the woman and, Candy, the old and weak man were treated differently from all the white, strong males in the novel due to the setting the novel. This making distance in relationships in Of Mice and Men, isolating these characters into loneliness.
People Affected by Loneliness Loneliness can make anyone affected by it very depressing and sad to see. It is seen in Of Mice and Men in many characters that are prominent in the story. The main ones are Crooks (the black stable hand), Candy (the old worker with his old dog), and Curley’s wife (who is ignored so that they do not get into trouble). Each of these characters have had lasting events that led them here. They all show to have been or become lonely in the story at one point in time.
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
Such as Curley’s wife who barely have anything to do but to walk around the ranch and watch the men doing their work, until she told Lennie that she “don't like Curley...he ain’t a nice feel”(89). With Curley’s wife saying this it shows that she never wanted to be with him. That might also be why she walks around the ranch all day long, to get away from Curley. She only “married Curley”(88) to get away from her mother. She wanted to get away because she wanted to get as far away from her.
Men on the farm will not talk to her because gender. This leads her to become lonely, thus gender is a social barrier. Her other barrier is her inability to move on with her life. Curley's wife never received a letter back from the movie director who promised to make her a starlet in Hollywood. This is a mental barrier from her past that prevents her from achieving her future