In the times John Steinbeck lived in women were not held in high regard but they were just present to serve men. However, they still tried to yearn for a better future by exploiting men. The character Curley's wife in the novel is a victim of society and her dream. She is married to Curley who neglects her and so because of her loneliness she is always seeking attention. She wears too much makeup and dresses like a "whore"
By Curley’s wife talking to a mentally unstable person Lennie she seemed to take advantage of him by flirting a little bit with him. Lennie seems a little questionable by all that she was doing but he was going along with it until she says, “ I get lonely, you can talk to people but I can’t talk to nobody but curly” (Steinbeck, 87). This quote shows loneliness because even Lennie is having a hard time to communicate with Curley’s wife because she doesn’t seem confortable with him. As they keep talking Curley’s wife lets out all that she had hurting her inside to Lennie, she tells him everything because her husband never wanted to listen to her which made her loos her companionship. As Lennie keeps talking to her in his mind he feels that she is very confused into her self by this entire happening she gets herself into trouble.
Very silly choice if you ask me’. She is very different to other parents because normal parents will complement their child even though they were horrible but Gwen instantly lists all the negatives factors of the play and say Meg was terrible. Gwen’s continuous nagging creates a barrier between her and Meg which Gwen is not able to get out of her domestic world. Furthermore, when Gwen was complaining to Jim that she did not have her keys, Jim tries to convince Gwen that he does not have the key but she tips all the contents of her handbag on the floor which shows she is in a very irrational nature. Gwen has a tendency to repeat a lot of words in order to get a message across which also can show anxiety, especially when she says ‘No.
Esmeralda doesn’t fit into suburbia also she is obsessive which makes her neighbour think that she is a freak. In the scene when Edward is talking to peg, Esmeralda interrupts them and stars perching her thoughts about Edward and saying that he is ‘the devil incarnate.’ Esmeralda is a good example of personal suffering because she is excluded and marginalized by her suburban community. Pegs
The reader now thinks that Curley’s wife was misunderstood, lonely and didn’t deserve the abusive comments she received. Candy then says ‘you ain’t wanted here’ making the reader feel more apologetic towards her. Despite this she calls them ‘a bunch of bindle stiffs’ and claims that she is only there because ‘they ain’t nobody else’. She then turned on crooks ‘in scorn “listen nigger”’ this is very cruel and spiteful but maybe she was only retaliating. She also tries to ally with them when she says ‘I’d like to bust him myself’, she is referring to Curley and says how she also hates him too.
Candy views Curley‟s Wife as inferior and is shown in Crooks‟ room when he says „you let this guy alone, don‟t you do no messin‟ with him,‟ this shows his view the Curley‟s Wife is a tart because when he says „messin‟ around‟ he means flirting which justifys his view on Curley‟s Wife. Candy finally threatens to tell Curley that his wife was in Crooks‟ room, he does this because the view at the time is of women being man‟s possession and by telling Curley it would annoy him and get her in serious trouble, this shows the inferiority of woman in America at the
His biggest strike against him is that he is too controlling and only sees rolls from his viewpoint. His agent, George Fields, explained that no one will hire him because of his bad reputation. In his personal life, Michael is a bit of a jerk that treats women poorly, especially his long term friend and fellow actor Sandy Lester, a woman who already has self-esteem issues.
First, she is a naive girl, who is basically taken advantage of by an older man. Then her family is turned against her, because of her alleged actions. Since her family doesn't understand the relationship that she and Pete share they accuse her of things that she did not do. The friction between her and her family forces her out, but with nowhere to go she must fend for herself anyway necessary on the streets. The situation that Maggie ends up in is not her fault, but the faults of the actions, or inactions of the people around her.
She is first to criticize her father’s decision to discharge her from his works stating ‘I think it was a mean thing to do. Perhaps it spoilt everything for her’ and realises ‘these girls aren’t cheap labour-they’re people’. The audience discover that Sheila ‘used the power as a daughter of a good customer and also of a man well known in the town to punish the girl’ by getting her sacked from her job after ‘having caught sight of this girl smiling at Miss Francis’ and admits ‘If she’d been some miserable plain creature, I don’t suppose I’d have done it. But she was pretty and looked as if she could take care of herself’. Although Sheila’s thoughts don’t immediately change, she comes to realise the consequences of her actions and accepts some blame unlike her
Curley’s wife lived not only through the sexiest society which rejected her but her husband did not love her at all making her become “… a tart… with the eye,”(Steinbeck14). That is the image that the men have of Curley’s wife because they are ignorant and do not understand that all she is searching for is to have someone to talk to. Curley’s wife’s loneliness led her to have a bad image with the men on the ranch but also made her seek for attention in anybody she did not matter who. For example she would talk to Candy, and old lifeless man, Crooks who is a Negro that is physically disabled, and Lennie who is a huge man that is mentally retarded. She became mean too since she was lonely and the men rejected her.