However, love in the two stories did not result to happiness for the unknown woman in “A Sorrowful Woman” as in “From A Secret Sorrow” Faye ends up in a happy marriage and a great family. In "A Secret Sorrow" Faye feels that the only for her to achieve fulfillment and true happiness is to get married and have children unfortunately, her fate dictates otherwise. This resulted to a critical point in her relationship with her fiancé. Faye was expecting that her man would leave her once he knew of her disability. On the other hand the lady in "A Sorrowful Woman” has a husband and child but finds she sick and tired of what she had.
For instance, Curley’s wife is unhappy in her marriage to Curley, and is always looking for someone to talk to. Most of the ranch hands realize talking to Curley’s wife is a huge mistake, but because Lennie is mentally disabled, he does not grasp the seriousness of talking to her. One day, everyone is outside playing horseshoe. Curley’s wife goes to him for a conversation, and that is her fatal mistake. Lennie loves anything soft, so Curley’s wife lets him touch her hair.
Stella is willing to look past everything Stanley does because she loves him and that makes her the fool of the play. After finding out Stanley raped her sister she still chooses Stanley though she asks herself “what have I done to my sister?” Stella is so stuck on her life as it is that she’s not willing to accept that Stanley is not the man she once deceived herself he was and that internal conflict is what makes her a huge
Steinbeck uses the word ‘Coulda’ to show that Curley’s wife thinks she had the potential to be a movie star but she ended up with a guy who she hates. We know this because she says ‘I don’t like Curley’, this is interesting because every time she engages into conversation with other men she is always looking for Curley whereas now she says she don’t like him. This makes the reader think that she was using Curley as excuse to communicate with other characters and this shows her desire for attention like we discussed in the previous pare graph but ultimately shows that she is useless without Curley. Steinbeck did this because he wanted the audience to understand not always you get what your dream and not all Americans got the best out the American dreams, some peoples dreams ware destroyed in matter of seconds as we seen in this chapter as Curley's wife dies with it ends Georges Linnes, Curley's wife and Candy's dreams. In Addition, the fact that she thinks that she had the potential to be a movie star links to
The only reason she is always lonely is for the way her husband Curly treats her and how he really doesn’t satisfy her for things and is never really around. Curley’s wife although she is married to Curly it is very rare you see them together on the ranch this could be a reason also. Steinbeck
On one hand, Margot is fashionable and presents herself well. Furthermore, she is “kept” by her husband in a state of luxurious affluence. Ironically, she is not “well-kept” by her husband at all, as she freely and unapologetically commits adultery. Her marriage to Francis Macomber is obviously not a happy one, but she refuses to divorce him because of his money, but Francis cannot divorce her because of her beauty. Margot is delighted when Francis runs from the lion; because she thinks it would give her more psychological control over him.
For one, Curley's wife is the only woman on the ranch and the only prominent female character in the entire novel. Also, Curley is very possessive of her, as if she is something that belongs to him but that everyone else desires. Curley wants the inferior men on the ranch to know that he has something valuable that they are prohibited from. Curley prohibits her from socializing with the other men, and thus she has no companions. Because she is so lonely she is always seeking attention and putting great effort into her looks.
She is the only woman on the ranch, which makes her different from the rest. She cannot attempt to make friendships whilst working together as some of the other men do because she does not work, but when she attempts to build bridges the only way she knows how she is shunned. Curley seems to have a great deal of control over his wife, and the fact that she is a woman immediately sets her below the rest. She is stuck in a loveless marriage and yet she doesn’t feel she has the voice or power to make Curley change. When accused of “causin’ trouble” because
Curley's wife was treated with injustice due to the fact that she was the only female on the ranch and because she had no one to converse with. Curley's wife has no female friends to share with so naturally she would want to go talk to the men on the ranch. Most often she would go talk to someone who she really did not need to talk to. An example of one of these instances would be when she enters Crooks house and starts talking to Lennie, Candy, and Crooks (77). She is portrayed as a 'tart' (28) and as a flirtatious lady who is going to cause the men trouble (32).
Curley is also very protective of his wife. This making her life on the farm even more boring and lonely. To Curley, his wife is just property, so that’s how he treats her. So if any of the guys on the ranch try and make a friendly conversation with Curley’s wife he gets very mad,