In ‘Of mice and Men’ Curley’s wife is deliberately not given a name, Steinbeck does this to try and say that she is worthless, irrelevant and purely the property of her husband. Curley’s wife is used as an archetypal for the ideas of America in the 1930s. Other names she is called by the men on the ranch are ‘tramp’, ‘jailbait’ and ‘bitch’; Steinbeck has purposefully used these derogatory terms to show how men saw women at the time. Candy’s in particular is very prejudiced towards her as he says to George and Lennie, ‘I think Curley’s married... a tart.’ This is prejudiced because Candy is known as a gossip and he may just be trying to initiate conversation with George and Lennie and trying to make them see her in his view rather than letting them initially get their own opinion of her based on their experiences rather than his. Curley’s wife clearly feels neglected by her husband and she likes to create attention for herself as she feels she isn’t noticed.
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 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
The book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinback shows the struggle in the 1930’s. It tells how people are lonely and how they need a companion. The book and movie both show how reality was hard on lower class people. The book and movie are both portrayed marvelously. The casting crew from Of Mice and Men is chosen wisely they all portray each character perfectly.
Many people kill every day, but should they all be held accountable for it? John Steinbeck’s novel contains many conflicts, but a main issue in Of Mice and Men, revolves around two characters, Lennie, a migrant worker with mental issues, and Curley’s wife, the wife of the bosses son. Lennie should not be accountable for killing Curley’s wife because Lennie is not all mentally there, and she provokes Lennie by demanding him to touch her hair in the first place. There are many reasons why Lennie is not to blame for his actions, one is because he appears to be slow in the head and has a very child-like mentality. In the text it states, “Lennie dabbled his paw in the water and wiggled his fingers so the water arose in little splashes...Lennie watched them go, ‘look, George.
She is forced to stay in the house by her controlling husband Curley. Curley is insecure about his relationship with his wife, which causes him to be controlling, jealous, and mean. Curley’s wife uses flirting with the workers on the ranch as one way to help with her loneliness. She sees that Lennie is simple minded and so she feels that he is the only one she can talk about her problems with. She feels that no one else listens.
i mean if there wasn't knowledge, there wouldn't be life. ________ In the novel “ Of Mice and Men “,John Steinbeck wanted to show that even though money is what pushes people to do things, there is more than just money in the world so you must always love and help a person that cannot take care of themselves. ________ Author John Steinbeck uses the novel Of Mice and Men to carry a letter to the world that men cannot be changed for who they are. ________ “Of mice and men” written by “John Steinbeck” shows the theme of lonesomeness and loneliness of the people on the ranch. ________ A mental problem person would never change his attitude and character towards certain situation.
Loneliness and emptiness is a mans worst poverty. In the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two grown characters George and Lennie Small, travel together from place to place having a hard time keeping a job. This is a narrative that explores loneliness throughout several characters including Candy, Crooks, and Curley's wife; it shows how society contributes to their loneliness. Throughout the novel Candy has a unique loneliness. Candy is a flat character who experiences loneliness.
As the story progresses Curley's wife and Crooks admit their prolonged loneliness. George's loneliness is understandable because he has been given the responsibility to look after a grown man who lacks intelligence and common sense. He is also alienated by the other workers on the farm. George reminds Lennie that men like them, who migrate from farm to farm are the loneliest of all men. He explains to Lennie that they only have each other, "...because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you..."(14 Steinbeck).
Their dreams were American because they all wanted a better life that was not tainted with sorrow, a pure life. In Of Mice and Men, each of their dreams diminished in a chain of events. Curley’s wife died by the arms of Lennie, which led George to show him, which made George’s chances of getting a farm a lot harder because Lennie had the strength George lacked. Even though this story was set in the 1930s during the Great Depression, it is still relatable to today’s society because it is getting more difficult to own property and having career gets set back due to budget cuts in the education