Why Is Curley's Wife Lonely

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What is loneliness? Well it is feeling sadness because one has no friends or company. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men Curley's Wife is perceived as a tart, or an extremely flirty person. In reality she is lonelier than any other character. She lives on the ranch with everyone else and just wants to make friends but everyone fears Curley and tries to avoid her. Curley's Wife is the loneliest character in Of Mice and Men. One reason Curley’s Wife is the loneliest is because her name is never stated. As much as this could mean that the guys at the ranch just did not care enough to ask her what her name is, this just proves that she is lonely. Curley's wife is first brought up when Candy says ‘“Wait’ll you see Curley's Wife”’(Steinbeck 28). Candy has been at the ranch…show more content…
Curley's Wife begins to talk about how Curley ignores her and only talks about what he is going to do to other guys and how she sits there and listens to him all day as if she does not matter to him (Steinbeck 78). When they are together he only talks about himself, she does not have someone else to talk to, someone to tell how her day was, no one to share stories with. Curley does not care about her he is always out but does not want her talking to anyone else, he expects her to be lonely. Curley's wife has a husband but she does not have a friend, she is left with someone who doesn't care about her at all. Curley's wife is the loneliest character because her husband does not pay attention to her. Curley's Wife is the loneliest character in Of Mice and Men. Throughout the book Curley's Wife's name is never stated, as if no one cared to ask. She felt destined for a life of fame and fortune. Curley ignored her throughout the book and just simply does not care about her. Loneliness, sadness because one has no friends or company. Something Curley's Wife felt throughout the
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