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. Her life is surrounded my men who give her no respect. Throughout the story she is disrespected by them and after a series of events unfold, she ends up caught in a situation that she cannot escape. Curley’s wife is introduced into the book by the men as petty, cruel, and conceited. The men make her seem like she was a bad person, but in reality she was just lonely.
Author John Steinbeck is honored for the deep description in his novels that allow the reader to picture the story in the mind as if they are actually there. This is especially true with his details given about a story’s characters. However, in his novel Of Mice and Men, although he provides substantial detail about her personality and appearance, he leaves Curley’s Wife without of name. In the novel, Curley’s Wife was a possession to her husband, an outcast on the ranch, and a misunderstood victim of her circumstances. In the time era in which Of Mice and Men took place in, woman were considered second class citizens.
The role of the female was a domesticated one that was limited to the home and included cooking, cleaning and taking care of any children. Ross makes clear that these gender roles are a source of great conflict for both Ellen and Paul. Ellen’s gender role of being a farmer’s wife is a causal factor to the tragic consequences that take place at the end of the story. The life of a farmer’s wife is a lonely and secluded one. Ellen does not get to enjoy the company of another and is often left alone; not even the company of her husband because he is occupied outside.
Do the characters get what they deserve in the End? During the novella of mice and men Curley’s wife is alienated, spoken behind her back, called vile names and singled out from the rest of the ranch, since she is the only woman there. Throughout the novella she is constantly giving hints on how lonely she is even in her own marriage, by the end of the book she is accidentally killed and freed from the life she so dearly hated. However, another view on her death could be negative since when she dies she does not get the life she deserves for being kept in a place she doesn’t want to stay or even she does deserve her death since she is vile for not committing to her marriage vows by being a coquette. Curley’s wife is clearly a very unhappy
Dunstan Ramsay had a number of women pass throughout his life. Each of the women played an important role in his life. His mother caused him to become isolated and distant from women. Mary Dempster took away Dunstan’s childhood because of the guilt he felt for her simplicity, and he also was the only woman he truly loved. Leola caused Dunstan to experience jealousy and pity.
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.
Curly's wife is so lost, lonely and insignificant that Steinbeck does not even give her a name. She spends the novel trying to find company under the guise of looking for her husband. Curly is in fact an intensely abusive person with a major case of small-guy complex. The irony is that while she pretends to be looking for Curly, she is actually trying to avoid him. The men on the ranch fear Curly's wife.
Curley’s wife is lonely because she is the only women on the farm, and has no other girls to talk to. She’s married to Curley who she never really loved and because she’s married she can’t follow her dream of being a movie star. For instance Curley says to her “Why’nt you tell her to stay the hell home where she belongs?” (P.62) This shows no one wants Curley’s wife around, she doesn’t even have her own name. Curley’s wife gave up her dreams
For instance, taking the example of divorce at that time was a very unusual step to take and it would affect your career and family. It would give you a very shameful name and would be a scandal. The story explores many dramatic issues such as witchcraft, unfaithfulness, tragedy and revenge. The tale mainly focuses on the relationships between Rhoda Brook and Gertrude Lodge. Although, there are many characters who suffer in the tale, such as Farmer Lodge and Rhoda’s son, there is more significant suffering than theirs present.
William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” centers around the lives of townspeople obsessed with a fellow Southern woman who has shut herself out from their community. Although the lineage of Miss Emily Grierson has deep roots in the community, she is anything but a normal citizen. Dominated by a controlling father, whose death leaves Miss Emily very alone, she ostracizes herself from the town by having limited contact with the outside world for the remainder of her life. The community itself does little to coerce Miss Emily out of her forced seclusion. A few routine visits from the townspeople, companionship from Homer Barron, who is found as a skeleton in her house upon her death, and assistance from her house keeper Tobe is the only interaction Miss Emily has with the outside world.