difference between curly's wife and lady macbeth Essay

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The novel ‘of mice and men’ was written buy john Steinbeck in 1937.Its about two migrant workers who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States. These were the time when America was poor and had no money. The banks were all shut down and people became homeless, people struggled, there were beggars everywhere, they would walk miles and miles to look for job that they can settle to work and earn money for the family. Women joined the work force and would do jobs that men previously had held. These women worked as hard as they could to support their families during this difficult time. Women in the Jacobean Era had to obey their husband‘s /fathers every decision…show more content…
Stein beck is giving the reader a negative image of her, almost as a sex slave. Curly’s wife is merely viewed as an object of sexual desire yet men are wary of her and avoid contact where possible. She seeks out greater weaknesses in others in order to protect herself or to survive. This she does with her appearance: ‘full rough lips, heavily made up eyes, finger nails red, her hair hung in little clusters’. Her choices of clothes are very feminine and tempting desire. She wants to be admired and noticed. Her actions and mannerisms are also very sexual ‘leans against the door frame so her body is thrown forward.’ Steinbeck is trying to present the character as a tease and an object of desire. Similarly, Lady Macbeth’s also is also portrayed as hope blocking and evil, in act 1 scene 5 we see how lady Macbeth is starting to turn evil, she askes the evil spirits to fill her up with evilness “come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here ”here we see that she wants to be evil so she can change Macbeths mind , the word “unsex me here” shows that she wants to be a men ,this is because only men could do this job(to kill king Duncan ). Shakespeare uses dark, negative and sinister imagery in Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy, this make the Jacobean audience think that she’s associating with witchcraft. In the Jacobean era women who behaved slightly odd will accused

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