She’s just self-obsessed, and unable to judge herself and her position honestly. It seems at every chance she gets, Curley’s wife likes to talk about her lost opportunities. She speaks of a traveling actor who told her she could join their show, without gathering that this is a pretty standard pick-up line. Same with the offer to go to Hollywood: Curley’s wife has convinced herself that her mother stole the letter, rather than realize the men weren’t really interested in her for any actual talent. Curley’s wife’s obsession with herself ultimately leads to her death.
Excerpt Analysis "You're afraid that I might find the happiness that you never had" (27) This is a quote from the beginning part of the novel. Mariam says this to Nana, her mom, when she is leaving to the city to see her father Jalil. This is an important quote because Mariam was leaving and her mother told her she would die if Mariam left her. Mariam took it to be an empty threat, and ranted about how her mother never tried to be happy, and didn't want her to be happy either. It's a turning point for Mariam because she finally decides to leave, and go more than 100 yards away.
Due to Desdemona’s never ending, continuous love for Othello, she ultimately played a role in her own death. The love Desdemona feels for Othello is seen in the fact that she goes against her family and marries the man she loves, not the man that may necessarily be more suited for her. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, believes that Othello lures Desdemona away with his witchcraft and that her life would be much better if they never married. However, Desdemona ignores her father’s instruction; despite the fact Brabantio believes their relationship is unnatural: “She [Desdemona] is abused, stol’n from me and corrupted by spells and medicines bought of mountebanks; for natures so preposterously to err, being not deficit, blind or lame of sense, sans witchcraft could not” (Othello, 1.3.60-64). At first, Brabantio believes that his daughter was tricked by Othello, that he stole her away with his magic spells and witchcraft.
The phrase ‘no sleep’ is a euphemism for death and suggests that she will pay for what she has done. This is similar to Farmers Bride as he is frustrated that she will not interact with him. This is shown when he says ‘three summers since I chose a maid’; this suggests that she has been avoiding him for the past three years, which is frustrating for him. The word ‘maid’ implies that she is still a virgin, suggesting that his frustration could also be sexual In Sister Maude italics are used to emphasise her hatred for her sister Maude. This is used in the last line of the poem ‘Bide you with death and sin’; this symbolised her outrage at her sister and her hope that she will pay by going to hell after death.
Nobody couldn’t git me tuh rie no rag on mah head if Ah had hair lak dat” (hurston 47). Because Janie’s hair is long, straight, and beautiful, many men lusted after it and Joe refused to allow this. He made her bind it so men could not see it, but his jealousy ultimately caused him to lose Janie completely. The head rags she was required to wear constrained her femininity and identity. Janie was forced into hiding her real self, being what her husband waned her to be.
In the 1920’s Americas economy boomed, they had everything and once they’d distanced themselves from Europe and their antics they decided that America was to stay that way and to not deal with countries outside of it and during these times things couldn’t be better. However as the 1930’s emerged, America was hit by a huge economic depression due to the wall street crash, people who were once rich, were left penny less and jobless, banks collapsed and so did the whole of Americas economy. People committed suicide because they believed it was so bad they didn’t want to live anymore. With no house, no money, no job, no food, no water, no
Curley’s wife rants one day to Lennie about how much better her life could be if she was not married to Curley. “I coulda been in the movies…coulda had nice clothes” (Steinbeck 92). She is saying that her life could have been a lot better than it is not. She could be out living her dream, but instead she is married to a jerk and is not even allowed to leave her house. She tells Lennie that she does not even like Curley and she could be living the good life.
In the story you almost feel bad for her because her parents really do not take her side, but then find out she is a huge drama queen. She tries to get you to be on her side by making you feel sorry for her when in fact she is a jealous person towards everyone. She is really jealous of her sister and judges her sister for all of her mistakes.” The passage above supports my thesis due to the fact that Laura Lukes believes that due to Sisters selfishness she is unable to connect with you her family. Instead of Sister embracing her sister’s homecoming she tries to cause trouble. “And I said to Stella-Rondo, ‘I think I would do well not to criticize so freely if I were you and came home with a two-year-old child I had never said a word about, and no explanation whatever about my separation.’” The way
The second death in this novella is Curley’s wife, a flirtatious person who likes to get around. She doesn’t like her husband who’s pugnacious. The death of Curley’s wife was caused by breaking her neck. Lennie wasn’t doing it to be mean he did it because she wouldn’t stop screaming and he didn’t want to get in trouble with George. “Please don’t,” he begged.
Dreams in “Of Mice and Men” ‘Of Mice and Men’ is a novel that was written in a time of great upheaval and sadness. A time which famously became known as the “Great Depression” in American History. This was 1930s America when the country was going through a major financial crisis and the general population felt extremely insecure. It was within this backdrop that Steinbeck wrote this book. In it, he focuses on the fact that regardless of how vulnerable and miserable people may become, they always possess the power of dreams, which provides for them, hope for the future.