The fact that Curley's Wife, on a ranch, is 'heavily made up' indicates the fact that she is lonely, as on a ranch there is need to wear such heavy make up, and the only purpose it serves it to attract attention from the other men. Her husband Curley also seems to isolate her, taking away her right to companionship, a key theme in the novel, despite the fact she is married, showing itinerant workers are not the only ones lacking companionship. Adverbs are used by Steinbeck to show Curley's Wife's dangerous nature when around the other characters. The adverb 'playfully' is used to describe the way she talks to George and Lennie, showing the way she tries to get the attention of the men, despite her marriage to Curley. However she does not know that Lennie, unlike the other men, cannot control his actions as the other men can, and this eventually results in her and Lennie's deaths.
The harsh use of word ‘tart’ for Curley’s wife before her introduction in the novella suggests that her actions are not praised by the men on the ranch .This also implies that Steinbeck wants to creates a false impression about Curley’s wife in the readers head which leads them to prejudice before meeting her. Moreover, we can also link this to the theme of loneliness because Curley’s wife is using her body to attract other men just because Curley is not paying attention towards her, leaving her lonely in the world of men. This thought can lead readers to feel pity on her being lonely and ignore how she behaves. However, this flirtatious expression of Curley’s wife is confirmed when Steinbeck describes her ‘full roughed lips’ and ‘heavily made up eyes’. Steinbeck effective use of adverb ‘heavily’ emphasise that her makeup is
Curley's wife is an insecure, misunderstood and lonely woman caught in a tragic situation. She is already resentful of the fact that she could be a movie star in Hollywood with people at her beck and call but is instead stuck on a ranch, which isn't her ideal situation; this is shown when she is talking to Lennie in the stables and says, "I live right in Salinas. Come there when I was a kid. Well, a show come through, an' I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show.
'Curley's wife is a very complex character because she is presented in different personalities at different chapters and in this chapter we see that she desires freedom and fame. Steinbeck presents her in such way that or opinion of her changes through out the novel, first we see her as a flirt then we see her presented in a horrible racist personality and now Steinbeck presents her as Innocent. Steinbeck did this because at this chapter where she dies it's like he wants us to feel sympathy for her because not that she is dead her problems are gone and there is not need for attentions because now she looks relaxed laying down on the hay. The language used in this chapter is very descriptive especially the part when Curley's wife dies, this might be because at the time
At that time women were perceived as much inferior to men and possibly genetically less capable then men. Curley’s wife is seen as property of Curley which casts her out from the rest of the ranch population. She is seen as Curley’s property which therefore means her life has no meaning or significance other than being a wife. When she wants to socialize, she talks to the other ranch hands and always tends to claim she is looking for Curley, but really seeking a companion to talk to. Her behaviors make the reader/s get feelings of contempt or even remorse due to the way she lacks moral and social discipline for herself by acting in such a flirtatious, attention seeking, obnoxious way towards the ranch workers.
Joe * Joe shows Janie that he loves her in many different ways. * Joe takes Janie from Logan and she runs away and lives with Joe. * Joe loves Janie but uses her in a way for status/reputation for himself because of how beautiful she was to the men. * Joe was very impulsive toward Janie and wanted to control everything she did he was selfish and wanted Janie all to himself and he only let Janie have limited freedom. * Janie has love for Joe but not so much after the year’s progress because of domestic abuse Joe does toward Janie to better himself and his status/reputation.
It was either keep her marriage with Curley or get a divorce and pursue her acting. Many women in the 1900’s were faced with this same decision. Curley’s wife is the only women on the farm, making it hard to make friends. This makes life on the farm boring. During the novel Curley’s wife is often found wondering around the farm “looking for Curley”.
Curley’s Wife has no name and is initially seen as the possession of her husband. She is also a good-looking lady who wears quite a bit of makeup, form-fitting dresses, and ostrich feathered-high heels. As the only woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife is lonely and sad – something her marriage to Curley only makes worse. She reveals throughout the course of the story that she is unhappy in her marriage because her husband seems to care little for her, and is really more interested in talking about himself than anything else. She’s just self-obsessed, and unable to judge herself and her position honestly.
Steinbeck presents the character of Curley’s Wife as manipulative, however I feel he only does this to make us feel sympathy to Curley’s Wife and women in the 1930s. The fact that Curley’s wife has to be manipulative to get attention which she is so starved for does not kill any sympathy that the reader could have for her but drives it so that the reader is more sympathetic. I also feel that Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife as a reflection on men in the 1930s as they are manipulative yet despise Curley’s wife because she is manipulative; they do not realise that it is them that made her so in the first place Quote: Curly's wife is flirtatious throughout the book. Basically whenever she shows up she is flirtatious because this is all she has. Curly's wife is powerless in a masculine world, Steinbeck doesn't even give her a name; she is simply Curley's property.
Their mother’s cause them to fail in achieving their dreams of a loving male relationship, a decent education and an independent life. These three common goals are eradicated by the interfering nature of their mothers. To begin, Bella’s continual effort to please her mother, “Grandma Kurnitz” has caused her to let go of her dream of a fairy tale romance. Bella wants to be with a man and wants to start a life. Her mother on the other hand, means so much to her, she doesn't want her to be alone.