But Lennie, perfecting his craft one incident at a time, messes everything up. Lennie’s biggest fear was not being able to tend the rabbits when they get their own land, and he loved those rabbits. Lennie grieving over killing his puppy starts conversing with Curley’s wife, a decision he should have never made. Lennie got caught in an unbelievable predicament with Curley’s wife, he was holding her mouth shut while pulling her hair, getting angry at her tell her to shut up, because he does not want to get in trouble. Because, if he did he would not be able to tend the rabbits. As she continued to scream, louder and louder as seconds went by, Lennie with his harmless intentions did not know what to do, so he shook her to get her to shut up but unintentionally broke her neck (Steinbeck, 91). Lennie knowing what to do if he ever did something bad, escapes to the hideout that only him and George know about. Eventually, everybody finds out about Curley’s wife when Candy found her dead body in the barn. At this moment, George knew he had two decisions that would change his life forever. He would either side with his new friends and find Lennie, or escape with Lennie and find another place to work. George makes the right decision and sides with his friends, but he knew they wanted Lennie dead, so he decided to do it himself. George met up with Lennie at their hideout and told him to look the other way and envision everything good about the farm, not wanting to harm Lennie he made sure he was as happy as he could be at that very moment. As George started to describe the farm to him, he put the gun to the back of his neck and pulled the
- Lord Chesterfield once said, "You must look into people, as well as at them." If you apply this logic to Curley's wife and Crooks in the book, Of Mice and Men, you will find that they are the same in many ways despite their differences in race and sex. These two unfortunate souls live in a world full of shattered dreams, discrimination, and loneliness.
In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men the novel shows many different kinds of social injustice. Curley’s wife is a prime example of the mistreatment of women in the late 1930s. The women of the time were treated as pieces of property rather than equal human beings to men. None of these men considered Curley's wife’s views or feelings as anything of significance.
“By Christ, he’s gotta talk when he’s spoke to. What the hell are you gettin’ in for?” (Steinbeck, 25) Of Mice and Men was written by author John Steinbeck. This novel contains a guy named Curley who is the boss's son and is evil. Even though he is mean and acts hard he is overprotective of his wife. The overprotectiveness in Curley in Of Mice and Men clearly symbolizes Steinbeck’s theme that caring for someone means that you need to invest your time in them and give them attention.
In the period of the 1930s in America there were lots of forms of discrimination: one of them was sexism. Women were not seen as equal to men: they had fewer rights than men, were paid less and most of them were only allowed to take care of domestic chores. In that period of time, women started realizing how submitted they were to men, so they began having ideas on how they could improve their lives and gain more independence. They had their own American Dream.
This relationship between George and Lennie contrasts the loneliness that surrounds their everyday life. Every person around them is lonely in one way or another. There's Candy, whose only companion was an old dog, Crooks, the isolated black man, Curley's wife, who is trapped and subjected to Curley in their marriage, and Curley, who doesn't even trust his wife. When George
In Of Mice & Men, the character Curley’s Wife is depicted as flirtatious, promiscuous, and insensitive. However, her husband Curley sees her as only a possession. Most of the workers at the ranch see her as a tart, whereas Slim, the peaceful and god-like figure out of all the men, see her as lonely. This answer will tell us to which extent, is Curley’s wife a victim, whether towards her flirtatious behaviour, or to everyone’s representation of her.
In the novel “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck tells a story of dreams, hopes and loneliness. We are introduced to a majorly significant and complex Character, named Curley’s wife. Steinbeck shows us that Curley’s wife is flirtatious, mischievous but most of all an isolated character. She plays a main part in the novel; in doing this she displays and presents many of the main themes.
Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men' explores the everyday lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. In this era, American men were forced to leave their families and become 'drifters'. These were people who didn't have a fixed job and continually moved from place to place.
Author John Steinbeck creates some of the most realistic characters in literature in his novelette Of Mice and Men. George, Lennie, and Curley’s wife are examples of both strength and weakness. In the end, each of them are pushed beyond the limits of what a normal human being should endure. Curley’s wife is a victim in her own life. Her dreams of becoming an actress are crushed, she is lonely, and she is murdered by Lennie.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, is a book about two companions George and Lennie, who are running from troubles in their past job. George and Lennie are different from the rest of the society, in the year of 1930 where every man is for himself, that’s not the deal with George and Lennie. They stick together no matter how different they are. This is a novel that will let you experience the hopelessness, struggles and loneliness of the protagonist and the antagonist, during this period. One such character is a well- known woman referred to as “Curley’s wife”. In the novel of Mice and Men, Steinbeck’s use of Curley’s wife as a symbol of victimize to the rules and regulations of society in 1930. (fix by adding negative word)
Steinbeck has written ''Of Mice And Men '' about an adventure of George and Lennie trying to accomplish their American dream's during the Great Depression during the 1930's where thousands of people lost their jobs in the Wall Street Crash making them feel hopeless. George and Lennie come to work at a ranch near Soledad in California. There they meet fellow ranch mates and a woman called Curley's Wife. In this essay I will focus on how Curley's Wife's personality and actions change throughout the novella and who she affect her and other bunkmates throughout the novella. In addition to that I would be showing how Steinbeck creates tension by using Curleys Wife.
depression took place and at that time everyone wanted to be equal because everyone had to live the same because things weren't right. The novel of mice and men is sad because people died within the first 100 pages. Also the novel was depressing because Curley wife wanted to feel like was over ever. It is also depressing Lennie died because George didn’t want to see him suffer because some thing that he didn't mean to do. Because he was scared and didn't want to get in trouble for talking to curley's wife. So while he was touching her.
During the Great Depression, families lost everything as banks crashed and dust swirled over the barren landscape of the Midwest. Parents left their homes and bundled their children and worldly possessions into their cars and headed west to the land of hope in California. In this time, it is difficult to think of groups bonding together, especially as workers compete for limited agricultural jobs on ranches. However, while John Steinbeck’s characters in the novella Of Mice and Men isolate themselves in some ways from the world, they are also interconnected in webs of community throughout their ranch. Curley’s wife, Crooks, George Milton, and Lennie Small are all
John Steinbeck presents Curley’s wife at the start of the story as an irrelevant character because she has no relation with George and Lennie. At the start, Curley is one of the most important characters (besides George and Lennie) because he has the power to crush George and Lennie’s dream of having a farm of your own. But as the story goes on, to end, we see the importance of her character and that everything that has happened on the ranch is caused by her presence; even though she is not in the story as much as others, she has a long lasting effect on the other characters. She is mentioned in the story a lot because of how she would acted around the men working in the ranch. In the end, we knew Lennie and George were not going to get a