Weak Characters In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“Characters in great works of literature often fall victim to a combination of their own mistakes and circumstances beyond their control.” (Anonymous) I agree with this statement because this statement is proven in a novel “Of Mice and Men“ by John Steinbeck. Another wording of this quote is characters in great works or literature do not succeed to their goal because of a combination of their own mistakes and wrong decisions and things that take place that is entirely out of the reach of their control or fate. In “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck portrays weak characters such as Curley’s Wife fall victim to her own mistakes, decisions and actions that where out of her control. “Of Mice and Men” the character who was Curley’s Wife fell victim to actions that where beyond her control. Being the only woman on the ranch married to Curley who was too busy with starting fights with other men on the ranch she was very lonely. She was lacking the real companionship that she wanted, causing her to try to associate with other men on the ranch. Curley’s wife was the only talking female character in “Of Mice and Men”. Women back in the 1940’s were weak in society and being a weak character none of the men most being strong in society on the ranch had real respect for her. Those…show more content…
It was the fact that Curley’s wife didn’t even have any attraction to him and only married him because she realized her loss of her American dream as an actress not because of a love or real attraction to him. If she hadn’t married him she would have never been on the ranch and never would have been murdered by Lennie. The relationship between Lennie and Curley’s wife could have been avoided if she had listened to her husband and stayed inside the house. If she would of listened then she wouldn’t of even really met Lennie. She died in the book because she chose what she didn’t really desire and didn’t listen to nobody which was her own

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