Curley’s wife is the only woman on the ranch and because of this, Lennie is dazzled by her glamour and beauty.For example, there is the death of the mouse, then the pup and finally Curley’s wife.Also, Slim is the only person that Curley’s wife addresses by name.Of Mice and Men (OMaM) was first published in 1937 and is written by John Steinbeck.He doesn’t want to kill Curley’s wife, he was trying to get her to be quiet.
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When Curley's wife is presented, Steinbeck describes her as flirtatious.Lennie runs away and George has to shoot Lennie as he cannot run from his problems anymore, Curley's wife being the reason of the collapse of their dream of owning a farm together and being independent.Steinbeck introduces Curley's wife to the reader before the reader even meets her at the end of Chapter 2; when George and Lennie first meet Candy in the ranch, he mentions that "Curley has married… a tart," this shows how Curley's wife, even before being presented in the book, is spoken about in a very derogatory and gossipy manner.Steinbeck wishes to prepare the reader to meet Curley's wife by giving the reader a biased and influenced look about the way she acts; thi...
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This essay will go on to look at the character of Curley's wife and how characters perceive her.Wearing might just be the color that Curley's wife enjoys wear, however wearing red might indicate danger towards Lennie and George and especially Lennie because when referring back to the incident back in weed the girl that Lennie harm was a... ... middle of paper ... ... into the movies.This means that underneath all the flirtatious and provocative personality she also has an innocent and sweet side of her.In the novel Curley's wife is probably the most loathed on the ranch, the way she looks and acts lead others on the ranch to see her as a 'tart'.When first introduced to Curley's wife in the novel she comes into the bunkhouse, when both Le...
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On the other hand, Curley does have some dominance over his wife seeing as she is referred to as "Curley's wife" illustrating the power men had over women at the time.Lastly, Curley is also connected to the theme of loneliness which is shown by his lack of affection from his wife, proving how he feels unwanted and unloved.This loneliness symbolises how his morally and personally stunted and demonstrates how he needs to act tough in order to disguise this.This exemplifies the typical patriarchal values invested in men at the time.Due to the fact his wife is flirting with other men on the ranch, we can infer that Curley isn't a good husband and not much of a family man, which builds up an even greater negative image about him.
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I feel sympathy for Curley’s wife although she was a big flirt and she got treated badly by Curley, she did not deserve to be killed.In chapter 5 we learn that Curleys wife had a dream to be in the movies.I think Steinbeck included Curley’s wife in the story because I think that she makes the story interesting because she is the story.Curley and his wife have only been married for two weeks and already they both hate it being together on the ranch.My final thoughts on Curleys wife is all she was trying to do is make friends on the ranch but she just got pushed out everyone.
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When Curleys Wife first appears, her “hair is in curls”, she has “rouged lips”, and is wearing “red fluffy mules.For example, in Chapter One, when Lennie and George have first arrived, she is stood at the doorway asking for Curley, and after she has left, Curley arrives and asks if anyone has seen his wife.Whilst everyone else on the ranch has a name, including Crooks the stable buck, she is just defined as the wife of a man she hates.The other men on the ranch also think she’s a tart, and Whit thinks that Curleys wife has “got the eye goin’ all the time,” and Candy also says that “She got the eye.In the novel, she is never given her own name; she has the title of Curleys Wife and is looked upon as his property.
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Another detail that is made about Curley's wife is that 'Her voice had a nasal, brittle quality.'Candy's opinion of Curley's wife is emphasized when he says to George, 'Know what I think?'On what Steinbeck has written I can tell that Curley's wife is not a complete tart.Another aspect that Steinbeck managers to deliver is that she is called Curley's wife close to her to find out her real name and that she is viewed as a possession of Curley's and not a human being.He seems to be the only one who realises that Curley's wife may not simply be a 'tart', she may merely be lonely.
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A major reason as to why the relationship between Curley and his wife is so weak is because both characters are within themselves weak and insecure.“Glove fulla Vaseline”, Curley keeps his hand “soft” for his wife- because he wishes to “show off his manliness”, this in no way is considerate towards her, it simply underlines yet another defect in their relationship.She shows no concern as a loving wife would, “Say- what happened to Curley’s han” She is merely curious and laughs when they tell her it was “caught in the machine”, “Baloney!” she cries.Though this may be an excuse for his wife to talk to the ranch hands, the very fact that she has become this desperate for company highlights the gulf between them.Indeed, at the end of the nov...
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There are many reasons to dislike Curley's wife because she is a flirt and she is married so this doesn't go and is very much out of order on Curley also that goes upon the thought that she only married Curley to get away from her mum.In conclusion I do agree that Curley's wife deserved her fate because in actually fact she shouldn't be on the ranch she is only on the ranch because she thought she could make fame and didn't and blamed her mum and because of this felt she had to leave her mum so just met Curley and married him.Curley's wife admits something quite bad to Lennie as she told him that she didn't actually want to get married to Curley and this only happened because she thought her mum stole a letter from a man saying about Cur...
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Curley’s wife is treated as less powerful because of her gender, her dreams got crushed and her actions and choices lead back to her unhappy marriage.John Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife to illustrate a unique type of loneliness.Curley’s wife acts like a tart for attention because nobody talks to her.Curley’s wife is treated as less powerful and objectified because she is the only woman at the ranch.This quote demonstrates how Curley’s wife get’s called names because of her actions.
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And mass entertainment also a multi-million dollar industry additionally huge cinemas were built which could seat more people.Curley’s wife married Curley the day they meet, which can be seen as love at first sight or on the other hand a way to escape from her mum.Hollywood became a major film-making centre.In the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’, the relationship between Curley and Curley’s wife is very unstable lacking communication, love and respect.Even though Curley’s wife despised Curley she could never leave him.
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Curley's wife came and started to talk with him.Steinbeck represents that peace with the pigeon that flied in and out of the barn: like the spirit of CurleyÂ´s wife.The next chapter also explores Curley's wife loneliness.CurleyÂ´s wife was an attractive but also a superficial woman.She didn't have a personality; she was only the wife of a man.
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Curley’s wife is called different names such as ‘loo loo’ (page 56) by the other men.Curley’s wife knew that Lennie was mentally retarded, and that he was really strong.Curley’s wife is a young, pretty woman, who is mistrusted by her husband.Curley’s wife knew what Lennie was capable of because Lennie crushed Curley’s hand, when Curley picked a fight with Lennie.Curley is very jealous and protective towards his wife.
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Since being an actress is her dream, Curley's wife was telling Lennie that she “coulda been in the pitchers”.For example when Curley's wife wore a red dress to get Lennie’s attention because Lennie likes to pet soft things.In conclusion the role of Curley’s wife is to be a catalyst meaning that the scene immediately changes whenever she shows up.Curley’s wife does this because she wants their attention from the beginning.Even though it was not that evident, Curley’s wife did act a bit like Curley when she was alive, however they don’t like each other.
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Throughout the novel Steinbeck presents the character of Curley’s wife in a number of ways.Curley feels intimidated by the sheer size of Lennie and feels Lennie is competition that he must beat in order to show his toughness and in case Lennie tries to win over Curley’s wife.Curley is also shown to only use his wife as when she dies Curley does not seem to show any love or respect for his wife as in staying with her when she is found dead or even going to her and his first thought is Lennie.People looked up to and were more frightened of big men such as Lennie and Curley but more critical and abusive towards woman as they thought they were merely sexual objects as Steinbeck shows in the attitude towards Curley’s wife by the ranchers.Stei...
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From what I have found within of mice and men Curley is physically aggressive towards Lennie, while his wife is sexually provocative.Curley’s wife sexually provocative towards Lennie which helps to causes his death in the end were: .* After wife is killed he still want to get Lennie .After killing Curley’s wife Lennie knows that George will not be happy with what he has done, killing the pup and well as Curley’s wife.“…Slim stood looking down at Curley’s wife.
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So on the whole I think that the whole of the story was a tragic story.No one in the whole of the story had reached their dreams.In the story the character of Curley's wife can be regarded as tragic figure in the story because I think that she has wasted her whole life ... ... middle of paper ... ...ause of Lennie's actions.So to answer the question fully I will have to explain how Curley's wife and a few other characters fit in to this description.Curley's Wife in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men The story OF Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is set in California, U.S.A during the Great Depression in the 1930s.
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The symbolic meaning of the colour red in literature is danger.The reader senses that something bad will happen: the death of Curley's wife.Curley's wife is the most dangerous character in the novel, because she is the loneliest one.So Steinbeck foreshadows that she will be dangerous.The appearance and clothing of Curley's wife have a symbolic meaning.
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But Curley's wife seems to regret that she did not accept any male proposal.As Steinbeck painted, Collie's wife opposed Renee's innocence.Some of these questions are reflected in Curly 's wife' s personality.Curley's wife was forced to understand that her sexuality is the only weapon.Will Steinbeck condemn Collie's wife, or if he sympathizes with her?At various stages of her life, this character is drawn in various ways.How does Steinbeck express the characteristics of Cory's wife and its attitude towards women?
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When George and Lennie do actually see Curley’s wife, Steinbeck adds a paragraph of description.This is a predictable statement from Curley’s wife as before in the book in Crooks, the stable buck’s room she mocks Curley and is very ironic towards him.Curley’s wife herself reveals their relationship in the fifth chapter.This is unusual as she also get told that Curley and his wife have only been married for two weeks.After Curley’s wife has left George immediately starts to judge her.
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Steinbeck successfully portrays Curley’s Wife in many different perspectives, ranging from a bitter, predatory woman, to a lonely, powerless girl.In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck portrays Curley’s Wife as a variety of things, ranging from a lonely person, to a trouble-making tramp, through her interactions with the other characters and her actions.Candy ... ... middle of paper ... ...t she cannot talk to anyone “but Curley,” the reader can see that Curley’ Wife is an extremely lonely character, as she has no one she can talk to that she would enjoy having a conversation with.Furthermore, she tells Lennie that she “don' like Curley.” This italicization of “like” emphasizes the fact that Curley’s Wife truly dislikes Curley, yet she marri...
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(Robert Burns) Best laid Plans often goes astray.After she is dead we are shown by Steinbeck a different side of Curley's wife.In death the 'meanness and the plannings and the discontent and the ache for attention' have gone from her face.We see she is just a young and pretty girl.Whit's opinion of Curley's wife is one of bewilderment, he sees through the flirty appearance and just sees a girl trying too seek attention, but he still doesn't understand why she acts like ... ... middle of paper ... ...only married Curley to get away from home.
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Curley thinks that Slim and Curley’s wife have a relationship but Curley’s wife is just lonely and needs somebody to talk to because there isn’t any love between Curley and his wife.He says “Jesus what a tramp, so that’s what Curley picks for a wife” Steinbeck has created a character that can’t stand Curley’s wife this is because he doesn’t want to lose his job by getting into trouble like their last place of work.Steinbeck portrayed Curley’s wife as an interesting and complex character to make the reader more curious on the way she is shown.Curley’s wife only married Curley because of the great depression and life was hard so she thought because Curley is the bosses son she will have a good life but she didn’t!Curley’s wife dreamt of be...
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By the different actions and different stories it gives you totally different ideas about Curley’s wife.Curley’s wife is portrayed differently in the 1939 and the 1992 films, because of the attitudes of society, and the people who would watch the film.I also think it has a deeper meaning aswell, and that it symbolises Curley’s wife who is finally free from Curley, and the ranch.In the 1939 film, Curley’s wife is given the name May, but in the book and the 1992 film she is just referred to as Curley’s wife- which gives you the impression that she is owned by Curley, and is not a person, just an object.When Curley comes in and catches George with his wife, in the 1992 scene, he instantly goes to question George, then his wife after that, w...
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Because Curley doesn’t give his wife the attention she needs and tries to keep her from the other men on the ranch, she begins to hate Curley and seeks the attention from the other men on the ranch.Curley’s wife shows herself to be impatient and selfish by not letting Lennie tell his story before hers she went on with her story quickly, before she could be interrupted”.Many of the characters show contempt for Curley’s wife; they feel that she is a troublemaker.Curley’s wife enters the barn because she is lonely and wants someone to talk too.The fact that Curley’s wife is lonely is reinforced again in this scene I get lonely” this again makes her crave attention from other people.
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Before she married Curley, she met an actor who came through her town with a show.She thought that her mother destroyed the letter before she could read it.He also promised he would write her, but she never received the letter.He promised to get her into movies to make her happy so ...He finally decides not to join the group.
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Even though Curley’s wife is so lonely and craving attention, she is still rude and has a short temper, and throughout most of the book is not liked by the reader.Curley’s wife says that she thought her ‘ol’ lady stole it’, and this shows the reader how naï¿½ve and easily led she is, and also the reason she was so desperate to leave home, and why she married Curley.These are all reasons to show to the high extent that Curley’s wife was shown to be a tragic character.Curley’s wife seems unhappy in her marriage.This extract gives us clues as to what Curley’s wife what thinking while she was alive, and how much of her life these things took up.
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The reader is first introduced to Curley's wife through Candy, when George and Lennie first come to the ranch.At the beginning of the novel the reader views her as an unpleasant, naive and troublesome character.Curley's wife is no exception to this.'Of Mice and Men' is based around two main themes; loneliness, and the fragility of dreams.Each main character connects with both of these themes at some stage throughout the novel.
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His actions after discovering the death of his wife also prove how heartless he is, especially when compared to Slim’s tender handling of the incident.To conclude, Steinbeck presents Curley as a man that is dangerous to only certain types of men.We are told that he has a, “glove fulla Vaseline,” so he can, “keep that hand soft for his wife.” This portrays him as a self-centred pervert that views his wife as nothing but a possession.He embodies how harsh live was in 1930s America.His wife laments that, “I don’t like Curley.
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Women have no identity during this period of time, the fact the Curley’s wife has no name to be referred to really displays the ignorance and unawareness towards Women.Most importantly, Curley’s Wife is unable to meet her targets and achieve her ambitions simply because she is married to Curley.She is just referred to in the book and other character’s as Curley’s wife and not a name; she has no identity in the novella.We are also able to see that the relationship between Curley and his wife isn’t a particularly a romantic and loving one as in many parts of the story we are able to see friction between the two; a prime example of this being when Curley’s wife angrily and furiously replies to a order from Curley by saying “You don’t own me...
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