Have you ever wondered how you are different compared to different people? This is because everyone is there own persona. This book “Of Mice and Men” was written in 1937 by John Steinbeck. It describes the life of two migrant workers who go through an adventure that has them destined to a good future but Lennie’s actions put that into question after a series of event and one towards the malicious wife of Curley who herself is a very tragic but lonely soul. Curley’s wife and Lennie are different in the way they are treated by the workers and their relationship with Curley but similar in the way that they both have a dream.
Authors frequently utilize antagonizing characters to drive and enhance the plot and meaning behind the story. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck explains the story of two lovable main characters and their struggles to achieve their own unattainable American Dream to own property and “live off the fatta the lan’” (14). In the story, the supposed side character and antagonist, Curley’s wife, becomes the obstacle between the main characters and their American dream, ignoring her ambitions. Accidentally murdering Curley’s wife, Lennie ruins any hope of achieving his goals while creating the turning point in the story. However, through the development of Curley’s wife as a character, Steinbeck demonstrates the theme of loneliness and its deadly qualities through her struggles in life and death.
John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, takes place during the Great Depression in the 1930’s, in the Salinas Valley, California. It establishes the prospect of the American Dream, discrimination,loneliness, and disenfranchisement through its characters. George and Lennie provided the value of the American Dream, to which the leading female role, Curley’s wife, represents how women are exempt from the American Dream, and appeared as less than equal to men. She developed a form of loneliness throughout the course of the novel. The novella seeks to demonstrate the way of which life was like for the characters of all different statuses and backgrounds. Through Curley’s wife’s character, we are able to see how life was like for a women during that time period and how sexism impacted and influenced their lives. Curley’s wife developed a form of loneliness through the way in which her life was shaped. In order to demonstrate Curley’s wife as a powerless, lonely, and sexualized object, Steinbeck builds social injustice through the role of women being expect from the American Dream solely based on their sex and the identifications from society that followed.
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.
In the novella, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there is a character named Curley’s Wife. Curley’s Wife is first shown in the novella as a character who is provocative and represented as darkness. Throughout the story she is dehumanized, objectified, and sexualized. Therefore, Steinbeck crafts the character, Curley’s Wife, in order to convey how the american dream is unattainable through him showing sexism and discrimination towards women.
The world is an unfair place, “anything is possible” just isn’t true. In the Novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, a duo going after the American Dream find that it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. This mission came with many trials and tribulations, for their journey left them empty handed and hopeless. Just like any mission gone awry, there are many contributing factors. Lennie with his defects, a plantation with a dark side and the underlying antagonist in the form of a gender.
Women appeared to be extremely irrelevant in the novel. Many had no voice, but especially not a name. Curley’s wife was not respected as she is not given a name, ignored and was talked about her, such things as being a “tart”. Many ranch workers did not know her but still had created a single story of her. Curley's wife may be an awful woman, but she has to presence neglect and isolation. Steinbeck uses her character to create a visual of the difficulties that women had to face during the Great Depression. There are not evident loving relationship with women, the only ones that are mentioned belong in a house of prostitution, which corrupts the view of all women in the novel . Curley’s wife had no companions and was ignored. Curley treats her as a possession
Steinbeck has written ' 'Of Mice And Men ' ' about an adventure of George and Lennie trying to accomplish their American dream 's during the great depression during the 1930 's where thousands of people lost their jobs in the Wall Street Crash making them feel hopeless. George and Lennie come to work at a ranch near Soledad in California. There they meet fellow ranch mates and a woman called Curley 's Wife. In this essay I will focus on how Curley 's Wife 's personality and actions change throughout the novella and who she affect her and other bunkmates throughout the novella.
In the novella ‘Of mice and men’ by John Steinbeck, two men George and Lennie, have many limitations in life. George and Lennie end up on a farm where they meet people who also have limitations, one of those people happens to be a character known as “Curley 's wife”. Steinbeck crafts Curley 's wife as a sexualized object in order to reveal that women are dehumanized and thus excluded from the American Dream.
John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice And Men is about two men trying to seek the American Dream during the Great Depression. They travel to ranches in California to find new work and they end up on a ranch near Soledad. They meet many people but one in particular is Curley's Wife. She is the only woman on the ranch and is unable to attain her American Dream because she is undermined by all of men, especially her husband.
Of Mice and Men, one of Steinbeck 's classic novellas, is constructed on the strange friendship between George Milton and Lennie Smalls and their journey to achieving the American Dream. On their quest, they arrive at a farm where they meet a nameless farm wife who is simply referred to as Curley 's wife. Throughout the novella she is objectified and isolated which helps develop the theme of loneliness. Because she is a woman, she is deprived of many opportunities to have dreams and goals in her life. Steinbeck crafts Curley’s wife’s character to demonstrate the role of women in the 1930’s, and to prove that women will never be able to achieve the American Dream because of the sexist society present during that time period.
The fight for equal rights has been a battle long fought for women all across the world. In his book, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck does a superb job at portraying the social outlook of women in the 1930’s Salinas River Valley. During this time, a woman was deemed inferior to man and they had very little rights compared to men, though they were making a climb up the social ladder. Women had recently gained the right to vote nearly a decade earlier in 1920 and were continuing to change their daily life, but things were not progressing as quickly everywhere. Steinbeck shows, in Of Mice and Men, that during the 1930’s women were seen as secondary to the men through his detail in the men’s perspective of women, his character development of Curley’s Wife, and the lack of power that women had.
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.
From physical and mental abuse to injustice, females regardless of any race or color became one of the main groups in society considered divergent and negligible--much like the discrimination that has segrated African Americans from the rest of society. In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck stresses how much men and civilization both negalted women. By using serveral senerios within the novel to show how most of the men felt and thought about Curley’s wife. Even though Curley’s wife was only a minor female character in the novel, her role as a woman was not only important to both the reader but also women. In order to show and represent the role of women Steinbeck purposely left out Curley’s
In the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the setting of the story, the motivation of specific characters, and the dialogue between major characters are among the important literary elements in developing the theme of the American Dream. However, by allowing some characters to fail and some to succeed, Steinbeck shows that not all characters bring forth the perseverance to procure the American Dream. Thus, Steinbeck conveys that the American Dream is not achievable by all people including, George, Lennie, and Curley’s wife through the use of setting, character motivation, and dialogue.