Curley’s wife is portrayed as being a whore – but this is only due to the way she dresses, her provocative ways and the way she acts around men, as if she is aware of her femininity. This could suggest that she is only like this because she is bored, like it is something to do – something interesting for a change. She is constantly trying to get people to notice her. But, because of Lennie’s purity and innocence, he doesn’t see her in the way other men do – a sexual object. When Steinbeck quotes “And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him”, it is clear to the audience that Curley’s Wife is using her sexuality as an object to create some sort of excitement for herself.
Their enticing sexuality, he believes, tempts men to behave in ways they would otherwise not. A visit to the “flophouse” (a cheap hotel, or brothel) is enough of women for George, and he has no desire for a female companion or wife. Curley’s wife, the only woman to appear in Of Mice and Men, seems initially to support George’s view of marriage. Dissatisfied with her marriage to a brutish man and bored with life on the ranch, she is constantly looking for excitement or trouble. In one of her more revealing moments, she threatens to have the black stable-hand lynched if he complains about her to the boss.
Nevertheless Larkin ‘got it back in the end’ which illustrates Larkin not fully conforming to her results in rejection. In the ultimate stanza Larkin criticizes his own personality ‘I was too selfish… easily bored to love’. This could suggest he is too simply mundane and egocentric for someone to love him. Alternatively it could be appear that Larkin is presenting women in a unenthusiastic light as he could also be suggesting that there can’t be one women with the right appearance and personality therefore he is selfish as he needs two women to meet his requirements. This point is reinforced in the second stanza where he describes meeting ‘beautiful twice’ which could demonstrate he met two sides of beauty one in a character and one
In this instance, John’s social standing as a husband and a doctor conspire against the narrator’s enunciation of her illness. A metaphor is offered that serves as a reverberation of the author’s paradigm. Elaborating on the woman’s vision, “she is ... always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight” (Gilman 10). In its generality, the role of the married woman is obstructed by the public eye. The need to obey societal normality hinders a couple from venturing astray from the fray and furthermore, seeking independence.
Alex figured if she thinks im good looking mabey she will love me tonight. And sarah figured if she could avoid love it would go away and all guys were jerks. In the end they both relize there ways of logic towards love were off. So due to those common mistakes many individuals lack the ability to go out and find that special one. They just sit back and watch as another man who will mistreat that girl come in and ruin all hope.
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 men on the ranch fear Curly's wife. She is a temptress of sorts and she is a possession of Curly’s (hence her name). She projects undertones of sexuality in almost everything she says. The men are lonely which only highlights her danger. They do not want the bosses son, Curly, to get angry.
The reader now thinks that Curley’s wife was misunderstood, lonely and didn’t deserve the abusive comments she received. Candy then says ‘you ain’t wanted here’ making the reader feel more apologetic towards her. Despite this she calls them ‘a bunch of bindle stiffs’ and claims that she is only there because ‘they ain’t nobody else’. She then turned on crooks ‘in scorn “listen nigger”’ this is very cruel and spiteful but maybe she was only retaliating. She also tries to ally with them when she says ‘I’d like to bust him myself’, she is referring to Curley and says how she also hates him too.
The harsh use of word ‘tart’ for Curley’s wife before her introduction in the novella suggests that her actions are not praised by the men on the ranch .This also implies that Steinbeck wants to creates a false impression about Curley’s wife in the readers head which leads them to prejudice before meeting her. Moreover, we can also link this to the theme of loneliness because Curley’s wife is using her body to attract other men just because Curley is not paying attention towards her, leaving her lonely in the world of men. This thought can lead readers to feel pity on her being lonely and ignore how she behaves. However, this flirtatious expression of Curley’s wife is confirmed when Steinbeck describes her ‘full roughed lips’ and ‘heavily made up eyes’. Steinbeck effective use of adverb ‘heavily’ emphasise that her makeup is
It first influences Osan by her telling Jihei “you’re acting outrageously, Jihei. You shouldn’t have signed that oath if you felt so reluctant to leave her”. We notice Jihei just signed the oath because he felt forced now in this quote we see how Osan is putting up with Jihei somewhat having feelings for another women this shows us how society view of a married women influences Osan so much to a point where she accepts what her husband is doing and in doing so she save her marriage. Osan also says to Jihei “I felt so unhappy that I wrote a letter, begging her as a woman to another to break with you, though I knew how painful it would be”. It is clear that Osan knew about everything and in doing so, she writes a letter to Koharu and keeps it a secret.