Another character is Curley's wife who is very lonely. Steinbeck shows lonliness by showing her only women on the ranch. She is lonely because at that time author is writing ,women were used to stay at home and not allowed to go out. She always flirts with the male workers of the ranch to seek attention.She always try to talk to somebody but no one is ready to talk to her. For evidence she said to Lennie,"I never get to talk to nobody.
His life echoes that of his dog, he was once "the best damn sheep-dog I ever seen" but now is next to useless, Candy's life has gone somewhat the same way. CURLEY’S WIFE (WOMEN) “a tart” …who is not even given a name, but seen as the possession of the man she married (Curley’s wife) `Curley's wife', never given a name, she is simply Curley’s possession She is seen a sexual object by Curley and the ranch men, she lacks power, the only powers she has is that of a seductress through the use of her body. …whom the men see as dangerous due to Curley’s jealousy (A54, P35): George tells Lennie: ‘I seen ‘em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her.’ George is prejudice against her due to her ornate appearance, he
Of Mice and Men is not kind in its portrayal of women. In fact, women are treated with contempt throughout the course of the book. Steinbeck generally portrays women as troublemakers who bring ruin on men and drive them sane. Curley’s wife, who walks the ranch as a temptress, seems to be a prime example of this destructive tendency. Curley’s wife emerges as a relatively complex and interesting character.
All the characters suffer with unhappiness in their lives because none of them can escape the misery of being on their own. While starting the novel we are told by George ‘Guys like us that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world.’ By this George means if they didn’t have each other, than he and Lennie would be all alone. While the novel continues to the first introduction of the ranch, everyone seems lonely. Crooks experiences the most isolation because the society is extremely racist. He
True to George’s original estimation, he will go through his life alone. Another character who suffers from loneliness is Curley’s wife. It is her sexuality that causes her loneliness. All the men on the ranch try to avoid her because they believe that women are always the cause of trouble. She longs to have someone to talk to, yet she gets restricted by her brutish husband.
‘All the characters in ‘Of Mice and Men’ are lonely. How is loneliness presented in section 1-3 of Of Mice and Men? Loneliness if the feeling of being isolated and not having anyone to be with, I think this is one of the main themes presented by Steinbeck in Of Mice and Men. They are all farmers that live in a town called ‘Soledad’ which in Spanish means loneliness, this straight away brings forth to us what it might be to live in this town and what it might do to these people. They all do a lonely repetitive job everyday on the farm where they do not really have anyone they can really talk to, one of the ideas we get from the books is that if you are lonely you become mean and this seems to have happened to a lot of the characters in the book.
Of mice and men explores the social issues going on at this time such as discrimination against woman and blacks. Curley s wife is discriminated against because she is a woman. She is isolated and lonely as she is the only female on the ranch. Curley’s wife represented the way that women were treated in the 1930s. In the story Of Mice and Men Curley’s wife is seen as a tart, looloo, tramp and a bitch.
Because of her apparent sexuality, the men on the ranch ignore and never want anything to do with her. But because she is Curley's wife and Curley is an easily wound up former boxer, they see her as trouble. All of the men are sure that she would try to seduce them and then they would get in trouble and be fired by the boss. So, she's only ever allowed to talk to Curley and always feels lonely because of it. She doesn't like Curley in the least and doesn't enjoy being around him.
Everyone on the ranch called Curleys Wife a ''tart'' because she flirts and the ranch men said ''Shes got the eyes''. Nobody on the ranch understood Curley's Wife and seen that Curley made her life very unpleasant, the only reason Curley's Wife flirted with other men was because Curley made her feel so isolated and alone. She had no friends or anyone to talk to on the ranch and Curley treated her as more of a possesion than his