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.
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.
Of Mice and Men 5 Paragraph Essay Loneliness is someone who is alone all the time, and has no one to talk to. In the story Of Mice and Men, three characters face loneliness everyday. Steinbeck vividly shows this strongly. Curley’s wife, Crooks and Candy are the loneliness people in this novel. Curley’s wife is lonely because she is the only women on the farm, and has no other girls to talk to.
Within the short story "The Painted Door" Ann shows that she experiences feelings of depression, and isolation. Ann's negative mood is apparent through the story and can be seen at any time during the story. Ann's husband is named John and through the story she says many sarcastic and condescending comments, "plenty of wood to keep me warm - what more could a women ask for" (Ross 288). It is clear that Ann is unhappy with John and not satisfied with him. She does not want John to go to his father's house to check on him because she does not want to be left alone in the house when there is a snowstorm is taking place outside.
Everyone gets lonely now and then for reason maybe even unknown to ourselves. In the story "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, 3 characters face being lonesome throughout the book. Candy, Crooks and Curley's Wife are the ones facing this problem. Candy feels like he's not useful and he's a burden to other and Crooks says he's being discriminated against for be black. Whereas Curley's wife feels lonely because she IS alone with nothing to but sit in her house and has no one to talk to and gains sympathy based off that.
He could feel like he’s in unequal marriage, where George has all the responsibilities. Curley’s Wife is definitely no happy and very lonely since she is living in her father-in-laws house. She thinks she has missed her opportunities in life by living with Curley and a ‘band of lonely men’. She even tries to get a bit of companionship by flirting and talking with the men on the ranch but when she does is comes back on her horribly. No one on the ranch can get the key to not being lonely; the men on the ranch use all their money on the brothel every Saturday night but it doesn’t stop them being lonely, Lennie and George think that having their own place would solve ‘everything’.
She was completely isolated. Never wanted, never loved. Curley treats her as if she were an object, and Steinbeck puts more ‘loneliness’ to her by not giving her a name because she’s merely a property belonging to Curley. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Curley’s wife is a character who is alone and misunderstood. 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.
Silvana Delgado Roberts Structure in Language and Literature II 04/05/2013 Of Mice and Men Essay The characters in Of Mice and Men have a feeling of loneliness and dissatisfaction throughout the book. Loneliness affects the life of Curley's wife, she has a desperate need to talk to anyone that is not her husband, and he's also the reason she is stuck at the ranch. Candy's loneliness comes from losing his pet that he has had for so many years, and he also fears that he will get fired. It also has an effect on Crooks, who does not spend time with people because he is judged and mistreated by the workers in the ranch. John Steinbeck creates the characters in Of Mice and Men with a theme of loneliness
Curley’s wife Part (a) What methods does Steinbeck use to present Curley’s wife and the attitudes of others to her? Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife and the physical description of her to portray how lonely she is on the ranch and how this need for company is considered an annoyance by the ranch workers. Steinbeck’s description of Curley’s wife itself suggests she has a lot of spare time on the ranch and spends most of it alone working on her looks. Her “heavily made up” features and “hair hung in little rolled clusters” imply she is perhaps insecure of her looks. This further suggests her need to overcompensate in her image as an attempt to impress the ranch workers and her husband.
She goes home everyday and waits by the window with makeup on wanting someone to knock on her door. When she died, nobody came to her funeral and she was buried along with her name. These two pieces of literature relate to each other because Steinbeck’s character, Crooks and Lennon and McCartney’s, Eleanor Rigby go through a lifetime of loneliness and keep on trying to get through it. John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men relates to loneliness because the character Crooks. He lives in a ranch in the middle of nowhere, in a stable, far away from the rest of the workers.