In the Novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, you will find that everyone has a bit of loneliness in them, even if it is a little. Curley’s Wife is lonely because Curley treats her wrong, nobody talks to her, and she never got her dream. Candy is lonely because he is old and disabled. Crooks is lonely because he is being bullied, racially discriminated and his skin colour. In the end, loneliness is everywhere and still affects
Eddie felt humiliated about where she was raised, she didn't want to be associated with the "scandals" that belonged to the shacks north of the creek. She believed that, since she grew up in the shacks, she was worth less than the next person. Edith was embarrassed by her drunken father, even though none of his actions were ever her fault. Her mother, a "hallelujah-shouting fool" who preached, but never actually went to church, was also a huge contributor to the way Eddie felt. With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful.
Her life on a ranch in the 1930s, during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl is even worse because she is the only woman. Her life is surrounded my men who give her no respect. Throughout the story she is disrespected by them and after a series of events unfold, she ends up caught in a situation that she cannot escape. Curley’s wife is introduced into the book by the men as petty, cruel, and conceited. The men make her seem like she was a bad person, but in reality she was just lonely.
People of color had no rights in America; they were considered sometimes 'unfit' for the world. Women too had very little rights. The workers ended to be losers and loners and Curley's wife whose name we don't hear throughout this novel, was no different to them in terms of loneliness that's probably why she would chat up men. Curley's wife. Ot having a name also shows that although she was a somewhat significant character in Steinbeck's novel in real life and in that period women in general are not especially this one.
The word “tart” which shows the impression and effect Curley’s wife has on other workers on the ranch. The word “tart” is very blunt and straight forward which is the effect Steinbeck wanted to use because he wants to show the reader the immediate impression workers have about Curley’s wife. This further supports my point that Steinbeck presents Curley’s wife in a negative manner. The effect of this is that the reader has made an unfair judgement about Curley’s wife without her even speaking. This means that the reader sees her as a danger to Lennie but also makes the reader think that she is unfaithful and has married Curley for the wrong reasons such as money and power which is what all ambitious women
Explore the ways in which Curley’s wife is presented and developed in Of Mice and Men The first time the reader is introduced to Curley’s wife is when Candy tells George that Curley has recently got married and that ‘he’s keepin’ that hand soft for his wife’. She is spoken as though she is a pet/animal who needs soft, gentle hands when touched. This method of introduction does not present Curley’s wife in a favourable light. The men at the ranch are gossiping about her sex life which has been made public to them. Steinbeck leads the reader to believe that Curley does not really care about his wife; if he did, he would not be flaunting their private life and he would consider her dignity.
Along with that, she’s married to Curley who she never really loved thus making it even lonelier for her. Also, since she’s married she can’t follow her dream of being a movie star which she confesses to George and Lennie. For instance Curley says to her “Why’nt you tell her to stay the hell home where she belongs?” This shows no one wants Curley’s wife around. Steinbeck even give her a name of her own. That just shows how much he wanted to express her isolation.
Silvana Delgado Roberts Structure in Language and Literature II 04/05/2013 Of Mice and Men Essay The characters in Of Mice and Men have a feeling of loneliness and dissatisfaction throughout the book. Loneliness affects the life of Curley's wife, she has a desperate need to talk to anyone that is not her husband, and he's also the reason she is stuck at the ranch. Candy's loneliness comes from losing his pet that he has had for so many years, and he also fears that he will get fired. It also has an effect on Crooks, who does not spend time with people because he is judged and mistreated by the workers in the ranch. John Steinbeck creates the characters in Of Mice and Men with a theme of loneliness
Our lives aren’t furtive, just our feelings towards people like you” (50). Andre’s mother is repeatedly bashed at by Cal because of her “disapproval” on Andre’s homosexuality. Where in the text does it state that Andre’s mother directly disapproved of his homosexuality? All it states is that Andre was AFRAID of her disapproval. What happens at the climax of the play?
So Victor does just that, but after it awakes, he is filled with disgust and hates his creation because in his eyes it is ugly. “But now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Page 56) A true mother doesn’t care what their child looks like, they love it anyways. Next, the major theme of this novel is the women’s role in families. During Victor’s dream, he sees Elizabeth turn into the corps of his mother. This reinforces the idea that women are frail and weak.