Of Mice and Men The importance of loneliness in Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is shown through different characters and their separate struggles and differences. Whether they are mentally, physically, or emotionally alone, it is obvious that this is a rapidly recurring theme in the renowned and prominent story. Curley’s wife has an underlying loneliness that she shields from the rest of the world. She despises Curley and is restricted in her other relationships and friendships by him. Lennie and George’s first encounter with the girl called Curley’s wife is in the bunk house, where she spends an astounding amount of her time.
The Corrupting Power of Women The portrayal of women in Of Mice and Men is limited and unflattering. We learn early on that Lennie and George are on the run from the previous ranch where they worked, due to encountering trouble there with a woman. Misunderstanding Lennie’s love of soft things, a woman accused him of rape for touching her dress. George berates Lennie for his behavior, but is convinced that women are always the cause of such trouble. Their enticing sexuality, he believes, tempts men to behave in ways they would otherwise not.
Meanwhile, when curleys wife comes looking for her husband in Crooks room, she feels superior infront of them and says them the weak ones. Curley's wife threatens crooks to strung up on a tree which made him reflect on him and he felt powerless. Therefore, Stenibeck has shown crooks to be the victim of racial prejudice.During 1930s, segregation was widespread. When crooks becomes an ally in the fantasy to buy a farm, the barrier of raical prejudice is briefly broken.Steinbeck shows the failures of American dream through crooks bitter
Furthermore, it could also indicate Candy’s malefic side if at all he had one. Notice how he is scurrilously talking about Curley’s wife, with the clear intention of discrediting her, and getting George to talk to him. This displays him to be heedful and a social leper amongst the other itinerant workers: “Well, she got the eye”. In addition, another language device that Steinbeck uses in this passage to present Candy is adjectives. There are a variety of adjectives such as “Reassures” and “Safe” which incontrovertibly describe Candy’s thoughts and feelings.
She is in a conflict because she wants to be with her “normal” boyfriend but she actually falls in love with Edward. Edward scissor is a unique character he endures a lot of emotional and physical suffering. Emotionally he knows that he will not be loved or accepted, he is isolated and he falls in love with Kim. Physically he suffers because he has scissors for hands; he can’t eat drink or dress himself. When he is in the car driving to pegs house, he sees the beauty and the relationship of families and how they interact with each other it is obvious that he can’t fit into suburbia, which makes him sad, in the bogs dinner scene we can see the physical pain and distress of him not being able to be independent.
Curley’s wife is a character in ‘Of Mice and Men’ who is initially perceived as flirtatious and promiscuous however as the novel unfolds so does her personality and we begin to understand why she acts the way she does. Much of her behaviour can be traced back to the effects sexism had on women in America in the 1930s. She is lonely, with no other women on the ranch to relate to; her dreams have been lost and buried due to conformity and her final attempt at friendship with Lennie who she sees as someone with boundaries like herself ends in fatality. The phrase ‘lonely in a crowd’ is one that springs to mind when discussing Curley’s wife, she is surrounded by people but just can’t seem to find the attention she desires. When we are primarily introduced to her we can sense she may cause trouble among the men.
Candy views Curley‟s Wife as inferior and is shown in Crooks‟ room when he says „you let this guy alone, don‟t you do no messin‟ with him,‟ this shows his view the Curley‟s Wife is a tart because when he says „messin‟ around‟ he means flirting which justifys his view on Curley‟s Wife. Candy finally threatens to tell Curley that his wife was in Crooks‟ room, he does this because the view at the time is of women being man‟s possession and by telling Curley it would annoy him and get her in serious trouble, this shows the inferiority of woman in America at the
In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Curley's wife demonstrates multiple time that she is a villain and in many ways is the cause of her own death. One example would be when Curley's wife when she is in the stable with crooks and she slams him. He was just trying to defend himself and Curley's wife made sure he knew that he was beneath him.
The Differences of the Sons When I read the two different works, I noticed that the author illustrate the two works in different ways, just like Phaedra is a tragedy but Tartuffe is a comedy; the father in Phaedra is not as stupid as the father in the Tartuffe; Phaedra dead in the end of her story but the author didn't do anything to Elmire. However, there are also many similarities in both stories, there sons were trying to help; there stepmothers were doing something bad when their husbands are not around them; and both of the fathers were cheated by someone. The characters which I truly want to talk about are the two sons: Hippolytus and Damis. When we focus on the two characters, as I said, we will find many similarities in the surface, but I prefer to discuss their differences which hide deeper in the story. Hippolytus, the prince who has forbidden love with a capture, when audiences first met him, he was talking about leaving his place to find his father.
By Curley’s wife talking to a mentally unstable person Lennie she seemed to take advantage of him by flirting a little bit with him. Lennie seems a little questionable by all that she was doing but he was going along with it until she says, “ I get lonely, you can talk to people but I can’t talk to nobody but curly” (Steinbeck, 87). This quote shows loneliness because even Lennie is having a hard time to communicate with Curley’s wife because she doesn’t seem confortable with him. As they keep talking Curley’s wife lets out all that she had hurting her inside to Lennie, she tells him everything because her husband never wanted to listen to her which made her loos her companionship. As Lennie keeps talking to her in his mind he feels that she is very confused into her self by this entire happening she gets herself into trouble.