From this, the reader can gain a sense of her ignorance. Her primary concern was her appearance and personal state which made her the most out of place of all her sisters. Other hints at her materialistic flaws were when her "precious toiletries" were replaced by more practical things. This disgusted her as she didn't know how she could live without these possessions. This behavior was normal in white America, however when she was placed in an obscure
this very discontent feeling would further add to the very isolation the Glaspell is trying to portray. How is anyone to feel connected when they much live with a foul personality? “He was a hard man” (Glaspell 181); “Like a raw wind that gets to the bone” (Glaspell 181). He gave his wife a dispirited sense of being. She probably felt smothered by his bleak nature and with the fact that the farmhouse was too isolated for anyone to want to visit, Mrs. Wright was left alone.
Curley’s wife clearly feels neglected by her husband and she likes to create attention for herself as she feels she isn’t noticed. She is extremely lonely, and that is why she is constantly going in to the bunkhouse to allegedly ‘look for Curley’ but really she is crying out for the attention and affection that her loveless marriage lacks. “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while?” and “Standin’ here talkin’ to a bunch of bindle stiffs – a nigger an a dum dum and a lousy ol’ sheep – an’ likin’ it because they ain’t nobody else.” This shows how desperate she is for contact with people. She is isolated because she is the only woman on the ranch, and because of this Curley is possessive over her. No characters in the novel care for Curley’s Wife (except for Lennie for a brief time) and very little attention is given to her- partly because they are intimidated by the potential wrath of Curley, son of the boss, if they step out of line concerning his wife.
It seems unfair, as she loves her child but she knew the consequences of having a child outside marriage, so knew what would happen to her and her son. Arthur Kipps is kept in the dark about the WiB, and is haunted by her. He is in an isolated place, he is a stranger to the village and isolated in the knowledge of the truth. He is unable to talk to anyone about seeing the WiB as if he does, he may seem mad himself. The WiB is a ghost; no-one can see her.
Her family is the only Korean family in Plainfield, and she doesn’t want to stand out as being “weird and Asian.” She wants to do “a nice, normal, All-American, red-white-and-blue kind of project.” Patrick knows that Julia is upset, but he doesn’t know why. Instead of telling him, she is hopeful that it will be very difficult to raise silkworms where they live, and they won’t be able to do the project. Julia continues to argue with her brother. Chapter 3-B Julia complains to Ms. Park about all the terrible things that are happening to her. Ms. Park points out that the main character has to have a problem or two, or there wouldn’t be a story.
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).
Also, when Curley’s wife is talking to Lennie, Candy, and Crooks in Crooks bunk she states “I think I know where they all went even Curley”(37). Curley’s wife knows that her husband is unloyal to her when he goes with the workers to a cathouse. Because no other character in the novel shows jealousy and deceitful, Curley is a bad to be a good husband to his wife it makes her talk even with Lennie. Because Curley ignores his wife and does not let her talk to anybody, he takes part of the responsibility for his wife’s
She isn’t cared about at all. In fact, she is avoided at all costs by the men at the ranch. Her own husband does not show much care, since he is more concerned about seeking revenge on Lennie than grieving for his dead wife. Nobody cares enough about her that she needs a specific identity. Calling someone by name creates a more personal experience, whereas referring to her in relation to her husband produces a less respectable outlook on the person.
* Curley's wife is so overwhelmed by her loneliness; she seeks friendship from other men. She seeks out the friendship of Lennie for all of the others fear Curley and will have nothing to do with her. "Think I don't like to talk to somebody ever' once in a while.” Short Answer Quiz over Chapters 1-3 1. What trouble did Lennie and George have in Weed? 2.
Gilman shows this when the woman of the story says “I meant to be such a help to John, such a real rest and comfort, and here I am a comparative burden already”. She also shows that woman at this time didn’t really do anything for themselves, “Nobody would believe what an effort it is to do what little I am able - to dress and entertain, and order things”. The woman in the story is believing in the social norm and what her husband belittles her to be. She feels that she is a burden to her husband because she dislikes the wallpaper and continues to complain about how much it bothers her. He refuses to change it making her blame herself for not being able to cope with the “dull” and “flamboyant” yellow wallpaper.