He also mentions the story of Andy Cushman, a man who is now in prison because of a "tart." All of these events are Steinbeck's way of saying that something terrible is going to happen, and that Curley's wife will be involved. In this chapter you can see Steinbeck’s’ view towards women. Steinbeck's initial portrayal of Curley's wife shows her to be a mean and seductive temptress. Alive, she is connected to Eve in the Garden of Eden.
However, as the story progresses, we learn that this is only one of many sides to a very lonely woman. The readers sympathy for this character also changes throughout the novel, as her secrets are revealed and the real Curley's Wife is found. Curley's Wife is a very complex character. The reader's first impression of her is created before she actually appears in the book. We find out what the workers think of Curley's Wife through Candy when George and Lennie first arrive at the ranch.
To survive in the 1930’s Curley’s wife would have had to accept this and evolve her life around it. The reader is given the idea that Curley’s wife had to marry Curley because he owned a farm and realistically she knew that she wouldn’t get a better chance, but she had to take it. “Sure I gotta husband” this creates an image that she doesn’t see Curley as a fit husband and her relationship with him is so weak that she looks for company with the other ranch workers. In the story ‘of mice and men’ Curley’s wife has a very distrusting relationship with men. This is shown she says “swell guy, ain’t he” this shows us that she knows what Curley really is and that she knows that he isn’t really that interested in her.
HOW DOES STEINBECK PRESENT CURLEY’S WIFE IN OF MICE AND MEN Steinbeck introduces Curley’s Wife into the novella in a negative way. We first hear of her through gossip after George and Lennie arrive at the ranch. Candy says she gives the men on the ranch ‘the eye’ and calls her ‘…a tart’. He is warning them of her flirtatious ways and hesitates before calling her a tart as he knows what he’s saying is scandalous. He also says ‘wait’ll you see Curley’s wife’.
Curley's Wife is a very complex character. The reader's first impression of her is created before she actually appears in the book. We find out what the workers think of Curley's Wife through Candy when George and Lennie first arrive at the ranch. Candy, who considers Curley's Wife to be the reason for everything wrong in the whole of Soledad, creates an image of Curley's Wife in the reader's mind as a flirtatious tramp who's "got the eye." Candy calls her a "tart" and warns George against her, causing George, Lennie and the reader to see Curley's wife through Candy's eyes on their first encounter.
Her mother also told her this advice because she has to get married but she is rejecting every guy and is always complaining about it. She only sees whats bad in people and doesn't see the positive things about a person. What is she supposed to learn from this advice? On the 22nd of February Madame Johanna told Birdy, “ I am a women and a cousin to the king. Do you truly think I could be a horse trainer or a puppeteer or even be friends with a goat boy?
Curley's wife is a complex, main character in John Steinbeck's novella, "Of Mice and Men" She is introduced at the beginning and ultimately causes the end of the novella, her naivity and flirtatiousness leading to her inevitable death at the hand of Lennie, confused and scared by her forwardness and eventual unrest. By; Phameno She is first introduced by Candy, the swamper, who describes her from his perpsective to George and Lennie. The fact that Curley's wife is introduced through rumours means that the reader already has a biased opinion of Curley's wife before she even enters the section. Candy mentions that she, "got the eye" explaining that she is flirtatious and immoral in that wea re hit with the fact that she flirts with other men immediately after it is stated thatshe is married to Curley. Already, the reader is introduced to the idea that Curley's wife is an immoral "tart" which is strengthened upon her first appearance, which follows shortly after.
Chapter 5: • “I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.” (Curely’s wife) • “I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad.” (Curley’s wife) • “I coulda made somethin’ of myself.” She said darkly “Maybe I will yet.” (Curley’s wife) • “I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” (Curley’s wife) She was a promiscuous woman, very attractive and knew it and wanted to prove it all the time. She would flirt with the ranch hands for her own fun and she stupidly tried the same with Lennie.
Curleys wife, In John Steinbeck’s novel ‘Of Mice and Men, is an example of how the readers perception of a character can change without the character actually changing. Curleys wife is first introduced when Candy describes her to George. Candy says things such as “she got the eye” and goes on to describe her as a woman who likes to look at other men and then finally calls her a “tart”. Through Candy’s words we develop an initial perception of Curley’s wife as flirtatious and promiscuous. This perception is further emphasized by Curley’s Wife’s first appearance in the novel.
She's the only female character in the novel, and she's never given a name and is only referred to in reference to her husband. The men on the farm refer to her as a “tramp,” a “tart,” and a “looloo.” Dressed in fancy, feathered red shoes, she represents the temptation of female sexuality in a male-dominated world. She is a simple object or possession belonging to her husband and this shows the severity of the sexual discrimination in America in 1930s. I believe Steinbeck would have thought of her not as a person but a symbol. Almost everyone on the ranch is lonely and she symbolizes this.