She is shown as lonely and promiscuous in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. When looking at the way that she acts toward other characters, it is evident that Curley’s wife is often the root of many problems. She caused her husband to doubt his men and to isolate her. Due to her licentiousness and loneliness, Curley’s wife ultimately gets herself killed in the end of the book. Her death was a tragedy, but when paired with her personality, makes for an interesting plot for the story.
The theme of Man's inhumanity to man is represented by Curley, Curley's wife and Crooks, not limited by race or gender. Curley has never had a solid relationship with any of the other characters, especially with Slim and Lennie. On Lennie's behalf, he can be mistaken as a very large child. Curley has a problem of being too jealous, which can lead him to
In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses the character of Curley's wife to illustrate the theme of loneliness. Curley's wife is the only woman on the farm and has no one to talk with. In the beginning, Curley's wife always bothers the men by telling them "[She is] lookin' for Curley" (Steinbeck 31). This is the first sign of her unbearable loneliness. Unfortunately, when she asks the men if they've seen her husband she acts flirtatiously, which gives them the wrong impression.
Candy first talked about Lennie when he killed Curley's wife. ¨He is such a nice fella. I did not think he'd do nothing like this¨ (95). Handicapped or not, people never expected Lennie to kill anyone. Candy also indirectly talked about Lennie when Candy stayed with Curley's wife after she died.
Emotional Death Introduction Every living thing will die eventually. Carlson shot Candy’s dog and he died. Lennie broke Curley’s wife’s neck and she died. George shot Lennie and he died. Alaska’s mother suffered aneurysm and she died.
In addition, she is personified as a possession because she is only ever referred to as Curley’s wife and never her own name. However, she later confesses that she is much more complex than that. Steinbeck invokes sympathy from the reader when he reveals that Curley’s wife is human and similarly isolated and hopeless like the other ranch men. The reader
She was only written with negative character traits which made it so characters or readers were never able to sympathize with her. Next, no character ever had a turning point where they saw Curley’s wife as more than exactly that, Curley’s wife. And finally, he never gave her a name. There was a great imbalance between sexism and making the readers question the sexism. If Steinbeck had chosen to give the woman some justice the message against sexism would have been stronger.
One of the main characters in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is Curley’s wife and the writer uses this character to be a symbol for danger in the novella. “She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red, her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages.” That was the first image that Steinbeck put in or minds of Curley’s wife, without knowing anything about her we imagine her like that for the rest of the novella, the image is stuck in our heads. When speaking about Curley’s wife you can either understand where she is coming from or we could be against her, there’s no middle stance. Personally, I empathize and sympathize with Curley’s wife because she is just that thing, that thing that symbolizes
He knows what the other men are going to do to him. He finds Lennie, puts him in his happy place and kill him before anyone else could. Since George cared so much about Lennie 's death was less tragic than it would have been if the other men found Lennie. Curley 's abandoned his wife showed her little love and compassion. She was lonely and sought attention from anyone who would talk to her, leading to her death.