Misogyny In Of Mice And Men

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Experiencing the horrible and panful misfortune that many people faced in the 1930s due to the great depression John Steinbeck wrote one of the most critically acclaimed novellas Of Mice and Men. The novella follows the story of two migrant ranch workers George and Lennie who while trying to find work develop a close friendship and share a dream of one day owning their own land. But beneath the surface of what seems like a simple tale of two unlikely friends is a much deeper story and inside of those who were accepted and those who were marginalised. John Steinbeck has ability in his writing to touch the readers and convey his messages of friendship, race, alienation and misogyny that were very present in the 1930s throw his characters Crooks,…show more content…
In Of Mice and Men Carly’s wife perfectly portrays the life of an average women in 1930s America she has no name and is only labelled as Carly’s wife meaning she isn’t her own person but belongs to her husband. Her character is labelled as useless but her presence doses cause many of the story major plot twists. Steinbeck is showing that like mentally and physically disabilities and other minorities , women suffer to due to the misogynist views that men held during the 1930s Curly wife is lonely he is living in a male dominate world trapped with no place to go. Curly wife is labelled as a “tart” and it is apparent that the men in the story misjudge her she is not seeking out a physical relationship but rather a companion to stop her loneliness he dream was to become an actress but due to Curly and the male dominate world she is trapped in, she has to come to terms with the fact the dream she is hoping for will not come true. Candy is another character in Of Mice and Men that faces being marginalised Candy is old and due to him losing his hand has lost his usefulness to the ranch he wouldn’t have a job If the others didn’t feel sorry for him many characters act
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