She is a lonely character constantly searching for attention, even if it is from ranch workers, cripples and the coloured. Curley's wife is made to show her disgust at married life by being 'married two weeks an' got the eye', this makes the ranch workers towards her bitter and unhappy as they see her as a tart who has no reason to be near them as she will only lead to trouble. Steinbeck uses Curley's wife's character along with others to show that many people of that time had dreams, hers was that she 'could be in the pitchers' we find out about her dream just before her death this heightens the impact of the news. She knows that she is no longer able to fulfil her own dream, as she is no longer her own person but Curley's, she turns her anger into the form of making Curley jealous by flirting with other men. Despite the fact that she wants to believe she had a chance in the pictures she knows she had no chance after the promised
He is ignored by everyone on the ranch because he is black , this makes his character bitter and mean"Books ain't no good . A guy need somebody to be near him . "Crooks mainly keeps his distance between himself and the other men at the ranch to ensure he doesn't cause any problems . When Lennie approaches him in his bunk house his first reaction to him is fuelled by envy by his and Georges friendship .Crooks teases Lennie and makes out that George wont be coming back for him *quote*. He only does this to Lennie to show him what it like for him having nobody there and how he needs a companion , like Lennie and George ."
Loneliness Loneliness, a mental and physical state of mind, affects many of the ranch workers differently by isolation from society that changes how a character thinks and behaves towards others, from “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. The characters experience a lot of hatred and separation due to their current era which includes racism, that totally isolates the whites from the colored, and sexism, which Curley’s wife goes through when she gets near grown men. Crooks, who works with the ranch horses, lives by himself because of segregation, and since he is the only colored person there, he feels loneliness, which makes him paranoid about any interactions he has with humans. Being lonely makes Crooks mean, he puts Lennie in misery, telling
They don’t belong no place.” Migrant workers would commonly spend many months on the road, traveling from town to town, farm to farm in a bid to find employment, which mostly resulted in men moving and working alone. Loneliness is exemplified in a collection of characters throughout the book; for instance, when Candy’s only companion, his dog, is killed, it depresses him immensely. Candy has nothing else to love or care for, and this demonstrates loneliness in it’s most desolate form. This theme is represented perfectly in the two main characters; Lennie and George. Lennie, a child-like adult who is rejected from society, relies heavily on his confidant George for guardianship and company.
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.
Of Mice and Men: The Theme of Loneliness In Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, the theme of loneliness is portrayed through characters seen as “outsiders”, otherwise known as those with a personality that doesn't fit in with the flow of the society. Steinbeck’s novella takes place in America during the Great Depression. Loneliness is apparent in the barren environment that is created, and the scarcity of successful people living in America-many people were struggling to make end’s meet, and many were traveling around looking for work. Steinbeck, through the story of Curley’s Wife and Crooks, teaches that loneliness affects how a person interacts with others, and changes their behavior greatly. Crooks, the black stable buck, is another worker on the ranch that George and Lennie are introduced to throughout the second chapter of the novel, when they arrive at the ranch.
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
This shows us that no matter how hard they hoped and worked for their dream, it would eventually collapse, just like Wall Street. Every character I am going to comment on has or had a dream, in reality, they will never achieve. I will begin with Curley’s wife because, even though, she isn’t a migrant worker, she is still a prime example of loneliness and disappointment during the great depression. Throughout the novella, we become aware of just how lonely Curley’s Wife is, due to her hanging around the other men and craving their attention. She dresses in red high heels and wears red lipstick in order to attract the other men and gain their attention.
Everyone on the ranch called Curleys Wife a ''tart'' because she flirts and the ranch men said ''Shes got the eyes''. Nobody on the ranch understood Curley's Wife and seen that Curley made her life very unpleasant, the only reason Curley's Wife flirted with other men was because Curley made her feel so isolated and alone. She had no friends or anyone to talk to on the ranch and Curley treated her as more of a possesion than his