This is shown, firstly, by talking to “bindle stiffs”, she really has no one else to go to and so resulted to what comes across to be the lowest people on the ranch. This is another clear sign of her desperation and of “ache for attention” that she feels inside. But the quote also shows her loneliness and defeat when she states that there “ain’t nobody else”, seemingly illustrating that there really is no one else that will listen to her talk. Curley’s wife can also be compared to Crooks because both characters suffer a great deal of prejudice from the other people on the ranch. Crooks often talks about his loneliness and how that the more lonely people get the more “mean” and “sick” they become.
A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick,", when talking about himself, Lennie, and George (Steinbeck 72-73). The alienation that was portrayed through the characters was only portrayed because each character had to undergo different circumstances. An example of this can be observed through learning about the different characters; Curley's wife was the only woman on the ranch, Crooks was the only black man on the ranch, and George was the only one who had to care for a mentally challenged man. Curley's wife was treated with injustice due to the fact that she was the only female on the ranch and because she had no one to converse with.
The theme that exemplified the most in the novel was the theme of loneliness, which took apart Curley’s wife. The quote by Mother Teresa relates to Curley’s wife because she went through many downfalls with her situation in the story and because many things become grudging. Loneliness is something that will make people go into depression because first and for most they
The only reason she is always lonely is for the way her husband Curly treats her and how he really doesn’t satisfy her for things and is never really around. Curley’s wife although she is married to Curly it is very rare you see them together on the ranch this could be a reason also. Steinbeck
As the only woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife is lonely and sad ”why can’t i talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely”. Slim: Slim was one of the most special characters in of mice and men. Without Slim, John Steinbeck's book would not have had the same effect.
Curley’s wife is a character in ‘Of Mice and Men’ who is initially perceived as flirtatious and promiscuous however as the novel unfolds so does her personality and we begin to understand why she acts the way she does. Much of her behaviour can be traced back to the effects sexism had on women in America in the 1930s. She is lonely, with no other women on the ranch to relate to; her dreams have been lost and buried due to conformity and her final attempt at friendship with Lennie who she sees as someone with boundaries like herself ends in fatality. The phrase ‘lonely in a crowd’ is one that springs to mind when discussing Curley’s wife, she is surrounded by people but just can’t seem to find the attention she desires. When we are primarily introduced to her we can sense she may cause trouble among the men.
She came from a very poor family and she strived to get where she is today. Lately she has begun feeling stressed out and depressed in her life. She feels as if everything is going in the wrong direction. Emily has a husband who verbally, emotionally and physically abuses her. She loves him so much but she is getting sick to the point she feels that life means nothing to her.
The readers can tell she hates her house and poverty when she points out her house to Sister Superior and she “started to cry” (45). Sister Superior even felt “sorry” for Esperanza for having pointed out her house that “even the raggedy men are ashamed to go into” (45). Esperanza even
Curley’s Wife is the only woman on the entire ranch, and Curley is a very temperamental man, so as to not upset him, no one talks to her. Every time she tries to have a conversation with one of the men, they avoid her at all costs. While Lennie is trying to escape from her, “Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.” (86).
Curley’s wife is the only woman on the ranch and has no-one who will talk to her – including her husband. Her sexuality isolates her from the other characters. She is bored and lonely, but her attempts to engage the attention of the men on the ranch only serve to push them further away from her. She has already given up on her dream of a better life as a movie star and appears to hang her hopes on any man who will listen, as Lennie appears to. For one, Curley's wife is the only woman on the ranch and the only prominent female character in the entire novel.