I get awful lonely.” (86). She is trying to guilt Lennie into talking to her by telling him about how lonely she is. She is so lonely that she is taking advantage of Lennie’s mental disability and tricking him into talking to her. She is desperate to talk to anyone she can, even if it is Lennie, who has no idea what she is talking about. Curley’s Wife is a very isolated
Women also had very few rights, like Curley’s wife had to be dependent on Curley’s dad and him for shelter. There are many different levels of prejudice exhibited in Of Mice and Men. Through these prejudices the characters such as Crooks, Lennie, and Curley's wife became intensely lonely, but they were hopelessly put in powerless positions. These prejudices can still be seen in the world today. George is sure that if the boss realizes Lennie is mentally disabled, they’ll be discriminated against and not hired.
Lennie and Cosmo are similar in many ways but also very different with the fact that Cosmo is a fairy and his show is a cartoon. Lennie is a strong, large and slow man. Lennie can’t tell right from wrong, he often has pets that he kills because he pets them too hard. Towards the end of Of Mice and Men he actually pets a woman too hard and ends up killing her. Lennie, because of his mild mental disability depends completely on George; pretty much to survive.
She is a temptress who disturbs the fraternity of the men, for whenever she enters the bunkhouse, or at least stands in the doorway, preventing the men's passage, Curley's wife is a source of tension: The men worry that they will succumb to her physical allure; they worry that Curley will appear and become jealous and enraged against them. Once she has tempted Lennie, he sins and kills her--albeit accidentally. At any rate, the death of Curley's wife is the end of the "dream" for Lennie and George and Candy. There can be no Eden for them as George must kill Lennie before he is caught and his soul destroyed. With the death of the child-like Lennie, the innocent dream of having a ranch is also
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.
We can see that Curley’s wife is portrayed by Steinbeck as a ‘tart’ in the beginning of the book, she is not cared for or liked by many of the men on the ranch at all as she irritates them and they think that she is not loyal towards Curley. However, by the end of the book the reader feels sorry for her as we see deeper inside her and see how lonely she is, she only has the image of a tart because she is so alone and the only way she knows to make friends is by being a flirtatious person. The first mention of Curley’s wife is in chapter 2 when George and ‘the swamper’ are talking about her. They say that she is ‘Purty ... but- well-she got the eye’. They mean that she is always looking and flirting with other men.
It represents imprisonment and this is made clear when the she says, “The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out”. (245) The imprisonment is created from the yellow wallpaper because the Jane repeatedly asks to remove it but isn’t allowed and she is confined to the room she despises due to the stubbornness seen from her husband. You can see Jane slowly descend into her madness with her hallucinations- “The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell." (248) “At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candlelight, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars!
At most times it consists when one is being bullied. In Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel, Speak, Melinda isolated herself because everyone treats her like she is nothing. She is always by herself and when when that happens her mind starts to wander in bad places of the brain. In the book Melinda hides the fact that she was raped by Andy Evans even though it still haunts her. "I just want to sleep.
The two men travel around with each other, looking for work, but we soon learn that both of these characters, George and Lennie are two very different people for Lennie is mentally disabled, he has the mind of a five year old. The two men are unique from everyone else in the book, because they have each other. Their companionship distinguishes the loneliness around them, the loneliness of the outcast black man, Crooks, the loneliness of an old cripple, Candy and the loneliness of a trouble maker, Curley's wife. Very human
Loneliness evolves from feelings of depression and isolation, from social norms or activities. In the book "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, loneliness is a main theme that is expressed by the nearly all of the characters. All of them yearn for the comfort of a friend, but settle for stranger that will listen to their problems. George sets the tone of the story by expressing his loneliness to Lennie. As the story progresses Curley's wife and Crooks admit their prolonged loneliness.