Maxim de Winter hates his wife very much as she was a profligate woman. Rebecca had secret relationships with many other men including ger cousin. She threatened de Winter and forced him to accept the situation and promised to play as a perfect wife. When she was diagnosed as cancer, she cheated de Winter by saying that she had a child with her cousin and almost made de Winter kill her. She was finally died of an accident, but continued to bother him even after he had married the heroin.
‘She had full rouged lips and wide spaced eyes, heavily made up,’ which suggests that the author wanted us to presume the worst of her before she’d even spoken and we set ourselves up for her to be a character we feel a lot of resentment for. The fact that her ‘finger nails were red,’ along with ‘red mules’ and ‘red ostrich feathers’ shows us how Steinbeck’s use of colour goes well alongside her sexual appeal. The colour red is used in two ways. One is a strong representation of love or a form of attraction, the other is the inner appeal of sexual preference and seduction. The intention of making the reader perceive her early on as a ‘tart’ foreshadows that something later is going to happen and there could be trouble.
Explore the Significance of Curley's Wife in 'Of Mice and Men' How is Curley's Wife presented in 'Of Mice and Men'? In this essay I will be discussing the significance of Curley's wife and outlining the main issues during the time era used in Steinbeck's novel. I will also be giving a brief look into the emotional turmoil of Curley's wife and why she was forced to mingle with others in hope of maybe achieving her version of the 'American dream' which ultimately is proven as useless since it leads to nothing but the demise of one of the main characters Lenny in a devastating turn of events. In some way one ciuld call this novel, very pessimistic or cynical, The novel reflects society's prejudice. People of color had no rights in America; they were considered sometimes 'unfit' for the world.
The workers speak of her, basically, as Curley’s problem that needs to stay at home away from the other workers. She opens herself up to Crooks and Lennie because they possess equal amounts of powerlessness as she does. Curley’s wife feeds off of character’s insecurities, so she can strengthen herself against harm. At the end Curley’s wife’s powerlessness shows greatly when she is strangled at the hands of Lennie who she tries to seduce. This just shows how women then were little to any powerful.
Furthermore, the possession experiences of female Genji protagonists may not only be a conflict among women, but also centers on Genji, who was a target of male predominance. The formidable power of jealousy arises as soon as the story begins. Since Genji’s mother Kiritsubo enjoys exceptional favor among all the consorts, she suffers from the “nasty surprise” and “humiliations”( 4) while later “The growing burden of resentment” (3) affects her health and become a fatal bow. Apart from Kokiden’s malice, we may catch a glimpse of the polygynous Heian court. The denouement of Kiritsubo seems to foreshadowing the fates of Genji’s ladies who later would be dragged into the swirl of jealousy.
The Day They Set Out Response Brandon Moreira In the short story “The Day They Set Out” by Beverly Harris, the protagonist, Jean is stuck in a life in which she does the same predictable routine. This makes her feel empty inside, and that she needs to try something new. The causes for her emptiness and difficulties are that, because of her lack of social skills, she has almost no friends. Her husband, Ross does not love her anymore, so he looks at other women to satisfy himself. Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job.
Within the short story "The Painted Door" Ann shows that she experiences feelings of depression, and isolation. Ann's negative mood is apparent through the story and can be seen at any time during the story. Ann's husband is named John and through the story she says many sarcastic and condescending comments, "plenty of wood to keep me warm - what more could a women ask for" (Ross 288). It is clear that Ann is unhappy with John and not satisfied with him. She does not want John to go to his father's house to check on him because she does not want to be left alone in the house when there is a snowstorm is taking place outside.
During the 1930’s, men were also faced with the struggle of keeping a job and pursuing their American Dream; the belief of having and living off their own business and land. In this novel, we are introduced to a very complex character named Curley’s Wife. In the beginning, the way she presents herself and acts gives the reader the impression that she is a provocative, dangerous character that shouldn’t be trusted. However, towards the end of the story, the reader discovers she is a very misunderstood woman, who is looking for the love and attention she doesn’t receive from her husband. She’s desperate for her life to change after a long
Curley's wife looks for attention in other people, Candy feels that he is uncared for, and Crooks is treated in a way that he does not deserve. The characters created by John Steinbeck have a feeling of loneliness in their lives to ----------- that each person is affected in different
Curley’s Wife’s loneliness is caused by her husband. Curley’s Wife is lonely because she did not follow her dream, Curley treats her as a possession, and the guys on the ranch avoid her because she is Curley’s Wife. “Coulda been in the movies, an’