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
Useful quotations from ‘Of Mice and Men’ Chapter 2: • “She got the eye.” (Candy about Curley’s wife.) • “I think Curley’s married... a tart.” (Candy about Curley’s wife.) • “What a tramp.” (George about Curley’s wife.) • “I seen ‘em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jailbait worse than her.” (George about Curley’s wife.) Chapter 3: • “She ain’t concealin’ nothing.
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.
I don't care what she says and what she does. I seen 'em poison before, but I never see not piece of jail bait worse than her. You leave her be. "That Curley's wife does not love her husband and is merely concerned with her own pleasure and welfare is revealed in her conversation with Lennie in Chapter 5 in which she reveals that she married Curley to get away from the little town in which she lived:Well, I wasn't gonna stay no place where I couldn't get nowhere or make something of myself, an' where they stole your letters....So I married Curley. Met him out to the Riverside Dance Palace that same night....Well, I ain't told this to nobody before...I don' like Curley...So, Curley's wife deserves little sympathy, although her death is tragic.
Her character is harshly judged from the start simply because she’s a woman and no one saw things from her perspective. Because of this, the reader is influenced to feel sympathy for Curley’s wife. Her husband, who is always trying to keep a close eye on her, controls her. He is exceedingly possessive of her, and is easily angered when he catches her talking to another man. “I get lonely.” She says to Lennie, “You can talk to people, but I cant talk to nobody but Curley”.
Body paragraph worksheet The gender roles in both the pieces increase marital problems for the married couples. In The Yellow Wallpaper, Jane tells her husband that she is sick and she wants to leave, but he doesn’t believe that she is sick. Even though John, her husband, is a physician, he doesn’t understand her feelings and how she feels. She doesn’t want to tell anybody about her husband not believing her, so she feels relief after writing, “You see he does not believe I am sick! And what can one do?”(Gilman 1).Gilman is using gender roles when she says that the husband John doesn’t believe that the narrator is severely sick and she could not do anything to make him believe her.
She then goes onto talking about herself and how she ‘coulda made something’ of herself and that she only married Curley on the rebound. This then starts to make the reader feel sorry for her and rethink their opinion of her. She then continues to say ‘I don’t like Curley, he aint a nice fella’ which creates even more empathy toward her from the reader. This may be because she hasn’t achieved her dream and is living as part of someone else’s- on the rebound. Consequently her death, towards the end of the novel, creates a totally different image of her by the
This also for shadow’s the type of attention Curly’s wife will receive. As revealed by Steinbeck we see a more vindictive side to Curly’s wife as she verbally attacks Crooks. ‘Well you keep your place then, Nigger!’ Given her low status in the overall hierarchy on the ranch, she is aware of being more powerful than the black stable buck Crook’s. ‘You know what I could do, I could get ya lynched.’ Curly’s wife uses her power to her advantage even if it’s totally unfair. Crooks is the only person on the ranch who has lower social status than her this therefore allows her to overpower him and boss him around as much as she
Curleys wife obsession with herself lead to her death The connection between Curley’s wife and Lennie is that when curley’s wife walked into the barn but George said that Lennie is not aloud to talk to her like men on the ranch Curley’s wife also suffers from lack of attention and love also having to sacrifice her plans for Curley Lennie starts to talk about the farm and the rabbits and says that he like to pet soft thing then there is a connection between Curley’s wife ends in tragedy just as he kills Curley’s wife and his dreams Curley’s wife has also got a strong connection to Slim because she was the only girl on the ranch and she never saw Curley so she gave the other men the eye flirtation but the ranch men but the flirt back if they did( 1) they would be fired(2)they would suffer because of Curley temper so yes they all try and keep away from her but Slim talks to her everyone looks up to him even Curley looks up to him he’s like the boss he is an expert in his job so everyone admired
Explore the ways Curley’s wife is presented and developed in ‘Of Mice and Men.’ Steinbeck presents Curley’s wife in a negative and unflattering way in the novella ‘Of Mice and Men.’ She is an important character who is perhaps the loneliest person on the ranch. As a result of this she behaves in ways that other characters disapprove of. I shall show the ways Curley’s wife is presented and developed by showing how she appears, how she acts around other characters and what they say about her. Even before Curley’s wife appears, Candy talks about her in a negative way to George and Lennie. He is quite gossipy and says ‘She got the eye’.