Her life seems to be quiet simple, she only had her husband, and once he dies she has nobody left in her life. She is very lonely and bitter. Doris also seems to be obsessive as she is continuously goes on about how unclean things are throughout the monologue. The monologue hosts a range of characters; Zulema the cleaner, Wilfred her husband, the Marsdens who lived across the road, a little boy who pee’s in her garden and Doris’ dead baby. We don’t see any of these characters as they are either mentioned, mimicked or played as a sound effect.
Curley’s Wife is a complex character that is mentioned in the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’. In the beginning of the novella we feel sympathy and negativity towards Curley’s Wife. We feel sympathy because Curley’s Wife has no name. This shows that she is not of importance and that she is no more than an object. The characters in the novella refer to her as ‘Curley’s Wife’.
For evidence she said to Lennie,"I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely". It shows she was very lonely. "I get lonely " she said repetition of word describes her loneliness. Another piece of evidence ,to suggest that Curly,s wife is lonely is that she had no name !
She lives a lonely existence. She has no friends. Curley's Wife is portrayed through her appearance, conversations with other characters, and what other characters say about her. Steinbeck presents her as a negative married woman. Before Curley's wife makes her first appearance, she is introduced to the reader through gossip on the ranch.
The song Winter’s Waking written and composed by Amy F. Bernon. The song is written to take place in the winter season, which can easily be identified in the lyrics as well as the title of the song. This song hold lyrics that show a girls relationship with snowflakes in an ominous and lonely light which is helped emphasized by the why Bernon composes the song. From the song lyrics, one receives an ominous vibe from the uncertainty of what is happening, because it almost seems magical. The lyrics, “she follows them down, in her gown of frost”, seems to say that she is following the snowflakes, but to where?
On every side it sat like a lid on the mountains and made the great valley a closed pot” (par 1). The gloomy description of Elisa’s environment is the first sign of her restrictions. She is out on a farm quite a ways away from the social life and opportunities that a city life would allow. The fog has prevented the sun from breaking through, which is not only a sign of fertility and life, but a life Elisa has not much lived to the fullest. Even within the farm, Elisa operates in even smaller confines from her house to her garden.
The Wright home symbolizes the isolated and dreadful place where Mrs. Wright was forced to live. A majority of the story takes place in the home. Sparsely decorated and in need of updating, the house was an uninviting and lonely place. “I could've come," retorted Mrs. Hale shortly. "I stayed away because it weren't cheerful--and that's why I ought to have come.
She looks aged, distressed and on the verge of a break down. Slow broken stringed cords are played in the background to give a cold, dull and depressing atmosphere. Ray while alone in her car is shown to hide her face while wiping away her tears as if she does not what to be seen as weak even though no one else is around; she is trying to keep herself together. From this first scene we get a glimpse into her life and her ‘world view’. She is a newly single mother trying her hardest to support her family; she has a part time job at Yankee dollar most likely paying her less than minimum.
For example George states she is a ‘tramp’. Her relations with Curley are troubled and extremely scarce as they are never once seen with one another. Steinbeck portrays many acts of Curley’s wife that significantly affect the reader’s relationship with her. Two prime examples would be when she enters Crook’s barn and shows a shear amount of prejudice to Crooks, Lennie and Candy. Secondly, towards the end of the novella, the readers see her as an innocent woman due to the way she ‘consoles’ Lennie.
She is never referred to by her name; she is only known as “ Curley’s Wife “ which emphasises her character’s sense of loneliness. Alone in the hostile and suspicious world of the novel she cherishes dreams which satisfy her need for attention – “Could have been in the movies and had pictures took of me “ It seems that only in death is she freed from her terrible burden of loneliness – “And