What you may not know about Lange is that she the one that took the most famous photographs about the Great Depression. Lange was hired by the federal government to take pictures of what was going on in farm, families and other places during the Great depression to see how they were and looked. Dorothea may know her by the famous photos that are called “Migrant Mother” and “Migratory Worker” are the best known that she took. She received the Guggenheim Fellowships which is an award that is given to those who have showed outstanding creative ability in the arts. But after Pearl Harbor Dorothea give up the Guggenheim Fellowship award so she
Explore the ways Curley and Curley’s wife are presented in the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ Curley and his wife are minor characters in the novel, however their presence in the novel has a far-reaching effect on the other characters and also the reader. The novel is set during the Great Depression in the 1920’s/30’s when racism, migrant workers and the American Dream were at their peak. The author, John Steinbeck, lived through these times and was a native of California where the story is set. In the passage where Steinbeck first introduces Curley’s wife, he uses many technical skills to show what Curley’s wife was like. He uses symbolism when she is first introduced; “Both men glanced up, for the rectangle of light was cut off.” The reference to the light can suggest that she cuts off the light because she is a negative character, and/or she takes away anything, which is good.
Steinbeck makes the reader conflicted on how they feel about her throughout the novel until and after her death. At the start of the novel our first impressions of Curley’s wife is shared with the other men on the ranch; in a negative way. The reader dislikes her as she is interpreted as being flirtatious, craving attention and provocative. Our first reference of her is at the start where the ranchmen talk about her. “Well I think Curley’s married…a tart.” Steinbeck used the word tart, as it is an undermining term to say that a woman is promiscuous at that time.
Oppression of Women in the Early 1900’s Even in the beginning of the 20th century women were viewed as inferior to men. Women married young, then, when wed they gave up many rights. According to the Women’s International Center, “an unmarried women could own property, make a contract, or sue and be sued. But a married woman, defined as being one with her husband, gave up her name, and virtually all her property came under her husband's control.” However, the 1900’s was a big turning point for females and the economy. Many women including, Margaret Sanger and Margaret I. Abbott were responsible for remarkable and defining moments for research, law and athletics.
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.
Her poise is an illusion set up to shield herself from reality, yet she still attempts to make herself attractive to new male suitors. Themes: Violence and cruelty appear as a theme in this play. Violence is often fraught with sexual passion. For instance, Stella explains her love for Stanley despite his brutality to Blanche. There is the unnerving suggestion that violence is more willingly accepted by women in a marriage than one would like to believe.
This is an exaggeration because even on her free time, the wife is portrayed as a slave to the husband. Humor is used especially in the last sentence of the essay “My God, who wouldn’t want a wife?”. 7. Even though this essay was published over 40 years ago, I believe that thee essay remained popular because women, though not as extreme, are still unappreciated for all of the hard work they do and also the sacrifices they make
They also wanted the right to have their own possessions, to divorce their husbands, and to keep their children after divorce. Women were great supporters of World War I. Many women became nurses. Nursing wasn't for everyone, but the job had to be done. Women entertained troops with songs and dancing, and also with lectures, dramatic reading, and poetry.
Later in the novel we meet Curley’s wife, she is portrayed as a provocative character with her “full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes”. From this quote we can infer that Steinbeck is presenting Curley’s wife as a sexual object, with her red lipstick. In addition we can say that her red lipstick and her red nails can indicate danger, lust and passion. However on the other hand we can say that she puts on her makeup to cover up her loneliness and the shattered broken dream of her becoming a star. Steinbeck’s creates effect through illustrating
In 1884 she married Charles Walter Stetson, an aspiring artist. After the birth of their daughter Katharine, she was beset by depression, and began treatment with Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell in 1886. His recommendations, 'live as domestic a life as possible' and 'never touch a pen, brush or pencil as long as you live' Gilman later satirized this in her autobiography, and used the discussions in her most renowned short story, 'The Yellow Wallpaper', which first appeared in New England Magazine