She is desperate to feel noticed and special and this shows how lonely she is and isolated. Steinbeck presented Curley's Wife in different ways. First she is seen as 'a tart', a threat, using her power, being racist but then she is presented as also lonely and compassionate to Lennie. In Steinbeck's letter to the actress playing her in the play version, he says 'if you could break down her thousand defences she has built up, you would find a nice person, an honest person, and you would end up loving her.' We see in the end what a nice person she can be and that she wants to be loved like anyone else.’ |
Eric: (sulkily) Well, we don't need to tell the inspector all about that, do we? Birling: I don't see we need to tell the inspector anything more. In fact, there's nothing I can tell him. I told the girl to clear out, and she went. That's the last I heard of her.
This would make some readers feel pity for Mayella as she is lamenting due to horrific flashbacks she may encounter, others may think that this is a cover up as she knows what she is doing is wrong, and she is trying to get the judge and the jury to side with her. This technique is used by Lee to make the ruler think and engage the readers. This view shared with Jem: “she’s got enough sense to get the judge sorry for her, but she might just be just – oh, I don’t know”. Here Harper Lee shows the mental controversy of the characters as that the trial has brought on
He is in an awkward position in this short story. Daisy is a brown girl who is neighbours with Ben. She is eager to play with him, “…Darted across Finchley Row,” but Ben does not treat her the way he should he speaks to her rudely, “… In a muffled voice,” and is racist to her, “…You’re a nigger.” Daisy gets really hurt by the way Ben acts towards her, Ben says this to Daisy because of his mother and what she has taught him. However, Ben starts feeling sorry for her and lets her play with him, his feelings change because he realises he is wrong by treating her like that, his personality shines through. This leads Ben feeling paranoid as he keeps glancing toward his house just in case his mother sees them as his mother does not like Daisy.
Steinbeck leaves her unnamed so she lacks something that makes her appear as an equal individual. She is not meant to be very important in this novel. Curley’s wife is not part of the story to connect with the reader, and by giving her a name, the reader would become much more attached. Curley’s wife is isolated and ignored in Of Mice and Men. She isn’t cared about at all.
Nick and Lucy didn’t even go to watch the play “Cosi”. “Going out with Lucy to celebrate the moratorium” (pg. 76) Nick says when Lewis asks “Why don’t you stay to watch it” (pg. 76). it is never clear why Lucy is Lewis’s girlfriend as the play does not show us any affection between the two of them.
Out for blood all trying to tell herself that what she did was right that she isn’t as rotten as she seems. As she says in a high pitched anger, “She is blackening my name in the village. She is telling lies about me” (146). She is trying to say that she isn’t a whore that she didn’t do what she did but she did she is mentally unstable. Next, she is in denial she still believes that john proctor still loves her that he still cares for her.
His family attempted to exercise some guidance in order to protect McCandless. Unfortunately, their concerns were ignored by him. In turn, he did not ever communicate with his family while he was on his personal journey. He ignored their feelings of apprehension. His simply did not care about their concerns.