Lennie continued to play with her hair after she said to stop. He wouldn’t let go which caused her to worry. Lennie began to panic when she began to scream. He covered her mouth to muffle her cries for help with his large hands and eventually snapped her neck, killing her too. “I done a real bad thing,” knowing he has done something George would be upset about, Lennie runs away to the place George told him to go if he was in trouble.
For example in Chapter 5, when Lennie is in the barn, getting all flustered and frustrated because he had just killed the pup on accident because he was play fighting with him, Curley’s Wife came in, and started bothering him. On page 90, Curley's wife said “ When I do my hair sometimes, I jus’ set an’ stroke it ‘cause its so soft.” To show this she did it, she ran her fingers over the top of her head. “Some people have coarse hair.” She said this, not knowing that Lennie likes to pet soft things. Then she had let him touch her hair, causing him to grab on and him basically killing her. My feelings about her throughout the book did not change, I didn’t like her at all from the beginning.
Lennie was stroking Curley’s Wife’s hair to the point that she became alarmed and panicked and when she did so, Lennie broke her neck by shaking her too hard, he wanted her to stop yelling. He did not mean to kill her and knew he did a horrible thing that would make George mad at him. George had to think about Lennie’s consequences of this, Curley wanted to lynch Lennie but George did not
When George was explaining why he needed to stay away from Curley’s wife, she came in and tried to initiate a conversation, but George refused to talk to her. While George was attending to the hurt mull, Curley’s wife comes into the stalls and attempts to start a conversation with George. After a while, Curley came in and accused George of flirting with her and Curley’s wife storms off angry. Curley’s wife went into the barn and found Lennie. Lennie was panicked by Curley’s wife, afraid that she knew what he did.
While Lennie was rubbing her hair, she didn’t want him to mess it up so she told him to stop and he started rubbing her hair harder and she tried to run and Lennie covered her mouth to prevent her from screaming but he accidentally snapped her neck. This proves that the American dream will fail because John Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife to prove that American dream is a
The main pairing in this play is John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth. Their love is put to the test when John commits adultery on Elizabeth with their old maid Abigail Williams six months before the play takes place. Elizabeth is still hurt by this so John does everything in his power to make up for his mistake. John suggests “It’s winter in here yet. On Sunday let you come with me, and we’ll walk the farm together; I never see such a load of flowers on the earth,” Miller 1236).
Crooks continuously mocks Lennie’s stupidity to make himself feel better about his own self worth. Similarly, Curley’s wife ridicules Lennie, Crooks, and Candy’s weaknesses. As soon as Curley’s wife walks into Crooks’s room, she exclaims that the other ranch hands “left all the weak ones” (77) at the ranch. Later on, she expresses her frustration at being stuck at the ranch with “bindle stiffs-a nigger an’ a dum-dum and a lousy ol’ sleep” (78) instead of being in the pitchers. Curley’s wife is upset that she is not able to fulfill her dreams of an actress, Instead
She let him touch her hair since it was soft and he likes soft things, but then he held on when she wanted him to let go. She started screaming and moving around then Lennie said “Don’t you go yellin’,’ he said, and he shook her … and then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck” (91). Lennie proves that he isn’t a safe person anymore when he did this act. It’s one thing to kill a mouse, or a puppy, but now it is another human. Not saying the animals weren’t bad.
The women go off and marry so they can be free from their parents, but not necessarily free from their husbands. Alicia in Alicia Who Sees Mice dreams of a life not behind a rolling pin that doesn't involve a factory. Alicia with no mother was pushed into the mother scene very young and she simply fears her father as she says on page 31. Yet there is a tone that seems to reveal that this hopeful life isn't as likely as she hopes, but she wouldn't want to live any other way. Sally also shows these same trends of being forced to be a caregiver.
During a horseshoe tournament Candy’s wife approaches Lennie in the barn. They begin a conversation, which she wanted, and she tries to socialize with Lennie. Lennie keeps trying to avoid her which leads her angrily yelling at Lennie. “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?”(Steinbeck 87) This quote shows Curley’s wife’s dream of socialization when she tries to talk to Lennie. By showing anger she shows how tired and desperate she is to get attention and to communicate with others.