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Of Mice And Men Essay

  • Submitted by: lilmisznikki
  • on February 25, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 532 words

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“Characters in great works of literature often fall victim to a combination of their own mistakes and circumstances beyond their control.” (Anonymous) I agree with this statement because this statement is proven in a novel   “Of Mice and Men“ by John Steinbeck. Another wording of this quote is characters in great works or literature do not succeed to their goal because of a combination of their own mistakes and wrong decisions and things that take place that is entirely out of the reach of their control or fate. In “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck portrays weak characters such as Curley’s Wife fall victim to her own mistakes, decisions and actions that where out of her control.
“Of Mice and Men” the character who was Curley’s Wife fell victim to actions that where beyond her control. Being the only woman on the ranch married to Curley who was too busy with starting fights with other men on the ranch she was very lonely. She was lacking the real companionship that she wanted, causing her to try to associate with other men on the ranch. Curley’s wife was the only talking female character in “Of Mice and Men”. Women back in the 1940’s were weak in society and being a weak character none of the men most being strong in society on the ranch had real respect for her. Those added to her loneness and strive for real companionship. And when she met Lennie looking for someone to talk to because of her loneness she could not control his hostel strength over her and when he panicked.   Curley’s wife could not control the way she was treated and the fact that she was weak in society.
But even though Curley’s Wife fell victim to consequences out of her control she also had to do with her own downfall in “Of Mice and Men”.
Curley’s and his wife’s relationship wasn’t very good. It was the fact that Curley’s wife didn’t even have any attraction to him and only married him because she realized her loss of her American dream as an actress not because of a love or real...

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