The men on the ranch travel by themselves and have no real connections to each other. Curley's wife spends her days wandering around the ranch, hoping someone will be open to having a conversation with. Crooks is completely isolate and has to live in a small room next to the barn because he has a different skin tone compared to all the ranch workers. Lastly, Candy feels lonely and isolated since he is separated from the other men after losing his hand and losing his dog. I think one of the morals of the story is that everyone needs someone to talk to in order to survive.
The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. Of Mice and Men is a novella written by the author John Steinbeck. It tells a story of George Milton and Lennie Small; two displaced ranch workers, who are constantly searching for a new job during The Great Depression in California. John Steinbeck displays loneliness from the standpoint of average men living and working on a farm searching for friendship to escape their loneliness. In Of Mice and Men, other than the friendship, the story portrays people who are isolated and lonely like George, who has the responsibility of taking care of Lennie and keeping him out of trouble, Lennie, who is mentally disabled, and lastly, Curley’s wife, who desperately seeks for the
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 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. Not only Does Curley 's wife have to deal with being the only women on the ranch full of men but she also has to deal with only being known as a possession to her husband. “Curleys wife” (Pg 79) represents how they do not respect her enough to call her by her own name showing how much she lacks an identity of her own and is treated as a piece of property to her husband making it hard for her to do what she wants without being critiqued by the men on the farm.
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
All the men on the ranch know her by that name. Because she doesn’t have an actual name, it causes her to feel lonely and unimportant. Curley’s wife does not do much around the farm and tries to seek attention from the men but none is given. Researchers have found many interesting facts and problems from being lonely. According to Hamilton, “ it looked like people who reported greater levels of loneliness were more likely to die.
He now accepts his fate of being lonely and an outcast stuck on this ranch. Once Curley’s wife came into Crooks’ room, all the positive outlook and the dream faded away. She picked out his weakness and forced Crooks to submit to her will. After constantly having everyone put him down because of his race, he no longer believes in himself; his new hope extinguishes easily by her. Also, it barely takes any time for him to back out.
The reader is positioned to view her negatively as she uses her beauty as power to seduce the workers on the farm and make her husband jealous. The men often complain about her throughout the novel, calling her names that no woman would ever appreciate. Candy tells George and Lennie his honest opinion of Curley’s wife, “You know what I think?” George did not answer. “Well, I think Curley’s married…a tart.” (Steinbeck, p.29). They believe she’s just looking to stir up trouble.
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.
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. Not only Does Curley 's wife have to deal with being the only women on a ranch full of men but she also has to deal with only being known as a possession to her husband and to the others. “Curleys wife” (Pg 79) represents how they do not respect her enough to call her by her own name showing how much she lacks an identity of her own and is treated as a piece of property to her husband making it hard for her to do what she wants without being critiqued by the men on the farm.
Once Marjane’s father discovers the relationship between Mehri and their neighbor, he must then explain to Marjane that different social classes can’t be in a relationship together. This proves that Marjane’s perspective manipulates her presentation of her social class.As well as imperialism and social class, there is also the theme of gender roles within a society. The photograph at left shows gender roles from the view of a 1st world country where the stay at home mother purely takes care of the kids and cooks/cleans for the family, meanwhile the father works and makes money for the household. Additionally, Marjane’s perspective with gender roles is demonstrated in the dialogue as Marjane says, “I am the last prophet,” and then the men question, “A woman?” (Satrapi 6). To build on this, the questioning and doubtful tone of the men in the quote exhibits a biased sexism towards women that continues throughout the rest of the graphic novel.
Rose lived a very recluse life only allowed with the permission of her family and the priest in her small hut. She would also help some Inca natives who were hurt brutally by the Spaniards. The garden helped Rose provide herbal medicines because food was scarce for the family and it was well needed. Rose decided to use her garden to make medicines because it was from their own garden and it was beneficial to her family by saving money and it was helpful to those in need. While she was helping the poor, she was also helping her family by selling her lace creations and embroidery.