She had bigger dreams than just being a housewife and I think being the only woman on the farm stifles her. She looks to the men on the farm for friendship and companionship, but obviously they take it as flirting and in order to stay out of trouble with Curley, they stay away from her. This increases Curley’s wife’s loneliness. Curley’s wife represents women in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. Women in the 1930’s were seen by men as scheming and devious.
Steinbeck uses character relationships to create an impression of the characters so that the reader can begin to imagine what they are like. Curley’s wife is seen to be a lowly, devious woman by the majority in the farm that will do anything and hurt anyone to make herself feel better. As she is a woman, at the time she is seen as an inferior to the male workers. She is married to the bosses’ son, Curley, and their relationship is a poor one. We can see that Curley clearly treats her as a trophy wife as her name ‘Curley’s wife’ shows that she is practically his property and he owns her.
Further, she does little to hide these flirtations from her husband, though they’re likely to infuriate him and make him feel even smaller. As the only woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife is lonely and sad; something her marriage to Curley only makes worse. She reveals throughout the course of the story that she is unhappy in her marriage because her husband seems to care little for her, and is really more interested in talking about himself than anything else. She is constantly searching for her husband, “I’m looking for Curley.” Although, this may be just an excuse to mingle with the men and have some company. Curley’s wife barges in on Lennie, Crooks, and Candy in Chapter Four.
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
Like the ranch-hands, she is desperately lonely and has broken dreams of a better life. Curley’s wife: Of Mice and Menis not kind in its portrayal of women. In fact, women are treated with contempt throughout the course of the book. Steinbeck generally depicts women as troublemakers who bring ruin on men and drive them mad. Curley’s wife, who walks the ranch as a temptress, seems to be a prime example of this destructive tendency—Curley’s already bad temper has only worsened since their wedding.
But at the end of the day I feel sorry for her and I tend to understand why she feels the way she dose! You can’t blame the girl, for feeling depressed, she lives on a ranch where she is the only girl, her husband sees her as an object that he owns and she has no one to turn or talk to. In the book most of the characters have a negative view of her and tend to see her as trouble, but when you think about it she has the potential to get them in a lot of trouble, and she does, she cause Curley to have a broken hand and she gets Lennie in trouble for killing her, Every time, she is present in the book, she is never in a positive mood, she is always sulking or looking for Curley, I don`t actually think that there is one time in the book were she seems happy and it is when she is flirting , and even then she just gets negative reactions back! To summaries , overall i think that she is a very negative person, who has no hope of
The title "Of Mice and Men". Firstly Steinbeck portrays Curley's wife as a lonely character. Newly married and in a strange place, she is forbidden by Curley to talk to anyone but him. To counter this, she constantly approaches the ranch hands on the excuse of looking for Curley. The only result is that the men regard her as a "slut", and Curley becomes even more intensely jealous.
This character relates to the critical lens because although she is married to Curley many times she is found trying to talk to the other men on the ranch. For example, Curley’s wife is always looking for her husband. By doing this she is showing that she is lonely because she is looking for attention. Curley’s wife is lonely because she isn’t getting attention from Curley, so she flirts with other men. Also, as soon as Lennie and George step foot on the ranch she asks if anyone has seen her husband.
“Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?” Curley’s wife is a method and a character that Steinbeck uses to sum up the life of an average 1930s, American woman, who suffers from sexism and loneliness. Curley’s wife feels that because she is a woman, she isn’t allowed to go near the workers on the ranch and she often complains, as shown in the quote, that she feels that she should be allowed to talk to the workers. This prejudice makes Curley’s wife isolated from everyone else on the ranch, and because she is the only female on the ranch, she doesn’t have anyone else that she can talk to and relate to. Steinbeck uses the complaints by Curley’s Wife to show that she is being affected by loneliness and isolation. Another character that Steinbeck