“Well you ain’t tryin’ very hard. I seen him goin’ in your house.” He replied. This shows us that that Curley’s Wife wasn’t really looking for Curley and was just using that for an excuse to go into the barn. Curley’s Wife is shown to be trampy by many of her actions and her appearances in the novel. To the men on the farm she is considered as a "tart", a woman trying to escape her husband.
How Steinbeck presents Curley’s wife in this passage above? Intro: In of mice and men, Curleys Wife is presented in many numerous ways. Steinbeck depicts Curley’s wife not as a villain, but rather as a victim. Like the ranch-hands, she is desperately lonely and has broken dreams of a better life. 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.
Good Country People In Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Good Country People “, the relationship between Hulga/Joy and Mrs. Hopewell is not a good mother and daughter relationship. both could not see themselves as who they really are. Mrs. Hopewell lives in a world of clichés and mottos which she believes as truth and hope with simplicity. Meanwhile Hulga/Joy who is very anti-social and has a cynical attitude toward people believes that her mother is too simple-minded. Both fail to recognize and see each other for who they really are.
Orual leads an isolated life, surrounded only by her fathers servants, advisors, and her sisters, Redival and Psyche. Psyche is the true image of perfect and natural beauty. However, Orual is neither pretty nor beautiful. She is constantly reminded by her father, the king, as indescribably ugly. Orual never feels that she is loved by anyone, that is, until Psyche enters her life after Psyche’s mother dies giving birth to her.
She, unlike those previous female roles in Disney; is quite outspoken, clumsy and independent. This is why she failed to meet the matchmaker’s expectation. So she considered herself as a shame, a black sheep of her family. But then she shows the filial piety of the
She was completely isolated. Never wanted, never loved. Curley treats her as if she were an object, and Steinbeck puts more ‘loneliness’ to her by not giving her a name because she’s merely a property belonging to Curley. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Curley’s wife is a character who is alone and misunderstood. Her life on a ranch in the 1930s, during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl is even worse because she is the only woman.
She just shoved in her clothes, her jewellery, her perfumes” (page 281) shows her to be a vain, desperate creature who strives to give her life some purpose but is looking in all the wrong places. The passage “She joined the CWA, mixed with Corrigan’s leading ladies, helped cater for events and joined all the amateur pleared-skirt sporting fraternities and committees” (page 97) emphasises her desire to be a well-thought of and active member of the community. However her materialistic values are shown to be void and meaningless: “... she dragged that empty suitcase to her vanity table. She stole it from me, but she had nothing precious of her own to pack in it. She just shoved in her clothes, her jewellery, her perfumes” (page 281) shows her to be a vain, desperate creature who strives to give her life some purpose but is looking in all the wrong places.
And she was and she goes on to explain her mother's life to the reader so she can prove this person wrong and justify her mother's long hardworking career on the farm. Despite the vast commitment her mother has to her family, farm, and lifestyle, Bonnie is denied death benefits only because she did not work at a desk job or any other work the government considers a legitimate job. The government needs to appreciate and reward more people like Martha Smith, a person who gives everything she has as service to her society. While it is quite difficult to define someone as a hardworking person, one cannot deny the amount of contribution a person serves to his or her country. Many people these days just get a regular job at some mediocre company just to get by.
When Dee finds out that the quilts were already given to her sister, Dee gets furious and believes that she deserves the quilts more than Maggie and that Maggie would not take care of them as well as she would. Poor Maggie says to her mother "She can have them Mama...I can 'member Grandma Dee without the quilts". Maggie is used to never getting anything. Throughout the entire story, it says that Maggie gives up many things so Dee can have what she needs or wants. Dee is quite ungrateful.
Mrs. Freeman is quite the opposite, having to work on a farm for other owners and not having a free or open mindset towards people. Mrs. Hopewell isn’t very hopeful with her daughter and of her becoming successful with her knowledge and is very pessimistic with Hulga. Hulga, the dual dimension main character that goes through a complete change throughout the story. She changes her name to Hulga, an unusual and rather ugly name, to reflect her feelings about her injured body and self-esteem and to forget about her given name Joy. The significance of Joy remaining conscious even though terribly injured as a child when her leg was blasted off indicates that Joy seems to have rejected her own body by choosing a life of intelligence and of the mind.