Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody”(95) Curley’s wife got lonely and did not have anyone to talk to. Curley’s wife said to lennie about how no one cares how she lives“Seems like ain't none of them cares how i gotta live”(96). So basically, no one doesn't care about what she does with her life or how she lives it. She started talking about her past and she said to Lennie“I lived right in Salinas.Come there when I was a kid.
Whereas she seems to belong more in glitzy and glamorous world, in an easy and out going life. The ranch hands, as seen from the fact that she is given no identity of her own as she is dubbed “Curley’s wife”, objectify her. She is the only woman in the ranch, which isolates her even further since she has no one of similar views and interest to talk to. She is vain, flirtatious and very gullible, which is easily picked up on since she believed out of her own delusions that her mother hid the letter, which told her if she was going to become an actress. This causes her to enter a loveless marriage with Curley, which she believed in self-delusion, was going to provide her a glamorous lifestyle.
Women are put beneath men throughout American Dad “The Phantom of the Telethon”. During the telethon, women are never given any truly substantial role. Francine, Stan’s housewife, is told to help Stan simply by encouraging him while off-stage. Throughout the telethon the only female act is an elderly woman who is portrayed as crazy. By having women in no significant positive roles, the women in the audience of the telethon are led to believe that the current system is to be expected.
She had bigger dreams than just being a housewife and I think being the only woman on the farm stifles her. She looks to the men on the farm for friendship and companionship, but obviously they take it as flirting and in order to stay out of trouble with Curley, they stay away from her. This increases Curley’s wife’s loneliness. Curley’s wife represents women in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. Women in the 1930’s were seen by men as scheming and devious.
Curley’s Wife is a complex character that is mentioned in the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’. In the beginning of the novella we feel sympathy and negativity towards Curley’s Wife. We feel sympathy because Curley’s Wife has no name. This shows that she is not of importance and that she is no more than an object. The characters in the novella refer to her as ‘Curley’s Wife’.
To what Extent does Steinbeck present Curley’s Wife sympathetically? In the novel of Mice and Men, there is a woman merely referred to as Curley’s Wife. Her lack of identity could imply that she is not a human, but rather a possession of her husband. This attracts the readers sympathy as she is not given a name of her own, thus showing she is overpowered by her husband. Steinbeck presents Curley’s Wife in different perspectives.
She wore a cotton house dress and red | | | | |mules…Her voice had a nasal, brittle quality.’ | | |Ch 2 |p 54 |‘Don’t you even take a look at that bitch…I never seen no piece of jail bait |George sees her as a threat (jail bait). | | | |worse than her. than leave her be.’ | | |Ch 3 |p 78 |‘Ever’ time the guys is around she shows up. She’s lookin’ for Curley, or she|Foreshadowing by George. Opinion on women as temptation/trouble.
There are many quotes that show this in the book and also information that is understood from the book but not actually written by John Steinbeck. Curley's wife is a prime example of how Steinbeck portrays women; she is the most prominent woman in the book, so there are more citations about her. Primarily, she isn't even given a name; she is just referred to as "Curley's wife" and this shows that Steinbeck doesn't really think that women are important, so they don't deserve a
“Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?” Curley’s wife is a method and a character that Steinbeck uses to sum up the life of an average 1930s, American woman, who suffers from sexism and loneliness. Curley’s wife feels that because she is a woman, she isn’t allowed to go near the workers on the ranch and she often complains, as shown in the quote, that she feels that she should be allowed to talk to the workers. This prejudice makes Curley’s wife isolated from everyone else on the ranch, and because she is the only female on the ranch, she doesn’t have anyone else that she can talk to and relate to. Steinbeck uses the complaints by Curley’s Wife to show that she is being affected by loneliness and isolation. Another character that Steinbeck
She is never referred to by her name; she is only known as “ Curley’s Wife “ which emphasises her character’s sense of loneliness. Alone in the hostile and suspicious world of the novel she cherishes dreams which satisfy her need for attention – “Could have been in the movies and had pictures took of me “ It seems that only in death is she freed from her terrible burden of loneliness – “And