We first hear of Curley’s wife in chapter two, Candy feeds George and Lennie information about Curley’s wife before she enters the bunkhouse. Candy is preparing them for her, as if she will automatically bring trouble and woe. “Wait’ll you see Curley’s wife”…“she got the eye.” This is the first time we hear of Curley’s wife and we already feel uncomfortable towards her, Steinbeck is prejudicing the reader before we can construct our own opinion. However we also sympathise towards her at the start because we realise Curley's wife doesn’t have a real name. This shows us Curley uses he wife as a trophy and she was never given a name in the novel, she is only treated as a possession of Curley and how no one else on the ranch wanted to get to know her but avoid her instead.
She is first mentioned in the narrative when Candy describes her togeorge. Candy uses expressions such as “shes got the eye” and goes on the eventually call her a “tart”. Throughout Candy's description description we develop an intitional perception of Curleys wife as flirtatious and even promiseuous. Stienbeck makes the reader prejudiced towards Curley's Wife. Therefore as the character developes, we feel guilty ae even 'learn our lesson'.
Another link is how she was “heavily made up”, and she had “full, rouged lips”. They was she acts around the other men on the ranch was disgusting for a married woman. She was constantly flirting with them, for example she said to Lennie “Nobody can’t blame a person for lookin’” implying that it’s okay for Lennie to look if he wants. She was also always running away from Curley at the same time. Curley’s wife would always try to show more of herself, and of course the reaction of the men was to call her a “tramp” and a “rat trap”.
Carol Ann Duffy describes Medusa as a bitter woman, who has been betrayed by the man she loved. The poet creates the reader’s reaction to medusa’s character through a direst address to the reader. Rhetorical questions like ‘Are you terrified?’ and ‘Wasn’t I beautiful?’ bring the reader unto immediate contact with Medusa. Furthermore commands like ‘Be terrified’ and ‘Look at me now’ are used to build fear and allow the reader o experience her rage. This is just one method used to create the reader’s reaction to Medusa.
Curley’s wife is presented as a dream destroyer and a flirt in this novel, however Steinbeck suggests that there is a more complex character. She is a product of an evil, social, and economics environment of the 1930s; It was a society which degraded women. Curley’s wife puts herself out there as a desperate flirt, but while she’s flirting with guys she’s only looking for someone she can talk to. When Curley’s wife is talking to Lennie she tells him how she doesn’t get to express her feelings while living on the farm. She realizes that Lennie has mental disabilities therefore decides to talk to him because she knows he will stay.
She has connected sex to love. When she is ignored by her lover, she is upset. Her lovers behavior is contributing to a obsessive rampage. The story shows the pure desperation for love and the effect on a person it can have.She shows how much she will accept for her own perfect picture of love. In the end what really matters Truth or Love?
Female Characteristic In Oates’ Stories: As Victims of Their Own Desires. Joyce Carol Oates short stories in “The Collector Hearts” obtains different stories of women that show their most insecure features. The short stories “The Dream Catcher, “Rectangle Black Box” and “The Collector Hearts” can be seem as an example of women put in a victimizing situations that can make them seem vulnerable. In “The Dream Catcher” Eunice is a women that is a victim of maternity, in “The Rectangle Black Box” the aunt is a victim of her abusive husband and in “The Collector of Hearts” girl is in need of love. Female characters in Oates short stories are victims of their sexually because of their maternity cycle, of victimization and need for a men and/or love.
However, as the novel advances, her true character begins to unveil. Daisy Buchanan is seen as the true villain in The Great Gatsby for her materialism, selfishness, and extreme greed. One of the many questions the reader has about Daisy is why she tolerates her husband, Tom Buchanan’s, infidelities. And although according to Glenn Settle in “Fitzgerald's Daisy: The Siren Voice,” both “Daisy and Tom are careless people” (118), Daisy is shockingly more ruthless. In “Her Story and Daisy Buchanan,” writer Leland Person states, “Daisy expresses the same desire to escape the temporal world” (251).
Curley’s wife plays a significant and pivotal role in the novel ‘’Of Mice and Men’’. Steinbeck presents her in many different ways throughout the novel through various techniques to manipulate the readers’ thoughts on her. Steinbeck’s initial aim is to create sympathy for her as he gives her a voice to be essentially heard by the reader, and understand where she is coming from truly. In the early stage of the book she is represented as a dangerous a promiscuous character, which makes the reader dislike her. This is how Steinbeck reflects to how the 1930’s American society mistreated the role of women, by using the character Curley’s wife.
In other words, they hang on to their guilt as a way of punishing themselves. In which, they think they need to feel guilty for acknowledging their perceived mistakes. It enables them to become voiceless and affects their perception of judgment. Guilt causes people to have remorse for their actions, and often look to find redemption for those they have wronged, due to their conscience. Overall, guilt can change a person’s view of the world in a different perspective.