Another character is Curley's wife who is very lonely. Steinbeck shows lonliness by showing her only women on the ranch. She is lonely because at that time author is writing ,women were used to stay at home and not allowed to go out. She always flirts with the male workers of the ranch to seek attention.She always try to talk to somebody but no one is ready to talk to her. For evidence she said to Lennie,"I never get to talk to nobody.
True to George’s original estimation, he will go through his life alone. Another character who suffers from loneliness is Curley’s wife. It is her sexuality that causes her loneliness. All the men on the ranch try to avoid her because they believe that women are always the cause of trouble. She longs to have someone to talk to, yet she gets restricted by her brutish husband.
When members of society are discriminated, they start to develop feelings of loneliness which affect their self-esteem and general self worth. Crooks, the African American was discriminated due to his race which caused him to be seen as a lonely, bitter, quiet individual, the insecurity that possessed Curley’s wife caused her to be seen as a superficial, flirtatious female character but readers learnt that loneliness caused this persona and Candy who had only one companionship experienced solitude due to the loss of his dog and because of being an elder, disabled worker. Often in our society, we are discriminated due to our physical characteristics, race and genders; this makes us vulnerable to the feeling of loneliness. To overcome this, we need to seek companionship in someone who will make us feel accepted and
The novel shows you how the colour of your skin, of being crippled and jealously can the reason you end up alone and on your own. One of the most important human emotions is friendship. Without friendship or company of others, people would suffer and become lost and drown in their world of unhappiness. Characters in the novel are envious towards Lennie and George, as they own a strong bond of friendship while the others dream of obtaining this kind of company and companionship. All the characters suffer with unhappiness in their lives because none of them can escape the misery of being on their own.
How much of a Negative Character Is Curley`s Wife? Overall I think that Curley`s wife is seen as a negative character on the ranch, which many woman of that time were seen. I find her quiet a negative character, who feels that she has the worst life that she can get. She tends to look back on the past thinking and wishing she could have made something better of the self instead of marrying Curley. But at the end of the day I feel sorry for her and I tend to understand why she feels the way she dose!
Similarly, Curley’s wife seeks out other people as a way to cope with her loneliness. She asks, “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever once in a while? Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” (74). The role of wife restricts Curley’s wife’s ability to interact with other people; thus, she goes in search of companionship. Ultimately, in representing various characters’ loneliness and isolation, Steinbeck suggests
Loneliness affects many of the characters, Steinbeck seems to show that it is natural and inevitable result of the kind of life they are forced to lead. John Steinbeck's novel, “Of Mice and Men”, is a story in which a dominating idea of inescapable loneliness prevails. "A guy needs somebody to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you.
Curley made life really unpleasent for his wife on the ranch. He never had a proper conversation with her throughout the book and never cared how she felt. Curley kept “his hand soft for his wife” and went around showing off to other men about it. Curley is always resentful and angry towards everyone on the ranch, he has a problem with big men even though he is described as small in the book. Everyone on the ranch called Curleys Wife a ''tart'' because she flirts and the ranch men said ''Shes got the eyes''.
Candy is lonely because of his old age although it is somewhat helped by the fact he has a dog but as we know, he is left high and dry after the residents of the bunkhouse choose to eradicate it for it was in pain and also smelling. Curleys wife throughout is negatively portrayed to the reader by the workers on the ranch and therefore is not left with anyone on her side, ultimately, making her lonely despite having a husband. The fact that Lennie is so incapable of getting along with people who he doesn’t already know well, this leaves him almost completely reliable on George in the book. Last but not least, Crooks is left without companionship on the ranch for various reasons. In the novel, the ranch is a huge symbolism of loneliness.
In “A Sorrowful Woman” Godwin’s unnamed wife character, starts off in depression and only worsens as the story progresses. Faye is upset because she does not have a child and desperately wants to give one to Kai; Godwin’s unnamed wife is upset and is desperately trying to escape from the child and husband and her mother duties that she already has. Faye’s attitude towards her family is making everyone in contact with her unbearable. As Van Der Zee states “She was making life unbearable for everyone around her.” (5). It was because “Everybody worried about her.