Description Of Curley's Wife

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Curley’s Wife is a young woman in the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. She is not given a real name, as she’s only known as Curley’s Wife. She is also the only woman in the whole plot of the novel. She is first introduced in the beginning of the book, and causes the end of the book. Steinbeck generally describes women as troublemakers who ‘bring hell’ on men and drive them mad. Curley’s Wife, who walks the ranch as a desperate woman, seems to be a good example of this; Curley’s bad temper has only worsened since the wedding.

Curley’s Wife is described as a slim, young woman who supposedly looks very attractive. George and Slim both refer to her as “jailbait” or a “tart”. She was first introduced in the bunkhouse, where she said
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