This extreme loneliness changed Curley's wife, leading her to knock down those of low stature on the ranch in order to make herself feel important and authoritive. Regarding human interaction, evil of oppression and abuse is a theme that is illustrated through Curley and Curley's wife. However, scholars like Thomas Scarseth have fought to protect the book by citing its literary value. Steinbeck uses many different techniques to present Curley's wife such as colour imagery, appearance, metaphors and similes in the early stages of the novel. After her argument with her mother, it is suggested that she left home, and this was the same night that she had met Curley. Or is she, like the ranchhands, just a victim of her circumstances? She is first introduced by Candy, the swamper, who describes her from his perpsective to George and Lennie.
Curley's wife is no exception to this. She is much like Eve, who is seen as having a lesser status, and even belonging to Adam. She is first seen in the doorway of the bunkhouse , asking about the location of her husband, which is soon revealed as being a weak excuse to interact with the ranchers. I'd say from what i can remember that the scene with her death revealed that deep down she was a good person and her sexuality was kind of a survival mechanism in the hard times of the book that she had to use to get ahead because of the trials women faced, but its been years since i picked up the book so dont take my word as law. The effect of these techniques is that the reader creates a mental image of Curley's wife even before she even enters the novel.
The irony is that while she pretends to be looking for Curley, she is actually trying to avoid him. It is apparent that Curley's wife's anger stems from continuous betrayal by men and an unmet need for attention which is the factor that helps fuel her dream of becoming an actress. An early draft of Of Mice and Men was eaten by Steinbeck's dog, named Max. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. She's half-afraid of Lennie, but she also wants his attention and praise. Lennie, unaware of his strength, accidentally kills her when she struggles, as he is petting her hair.
They had no rights or freedom. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. Whatta ya think I am, a kid? Disregarding her flirtations ways and overall self-absorbance, her dreams of a promising future are destroyed. You see if she ain't a tart. The only person who talks to her with comfort is Lennie.
Nevertheless, George feels more relaxed, to the extent that he even leaves Lennie behind on the ranch while he goes into town with the other ranch hands. At the beginning of the novel the reader views her as an unpleasant, naive and troublesome character. The bold, heavily made-up appearance matches her personality as she disguises her true feelings and emotions with lies like the colourful, interesting appearance disguises her lonely, isolated life. The role of Crooks was performed by , the first African-American member of the. In conclusion, i believe that my answer and coco's answer put together, would put anyone through university. The reader is first introduced to Curley's wife through Candy, when George and Lennie first come to the ranch. After a long bus ride and a ten-mile walk, George and Lennie arrive at a migrant farm in California's San Joaquin Valley, where they seek work.
Lennie's part of the dream is merely to tend and pet on the farm, as he loves touching soft animals, although he always kills them. When the other ranch hands find the corpse, George realizes that their dream is at an end. She says because I was on'y fifteen. These were people who didn't have a fixed job and continually moved from place to place. Curley's wife's obsession with herself ultimately leads to her death. Her destructiveness is apparent through the aggression she causes in Curley, as though it is all her fault. Curley's wife is essentially his possession.
She is treated as property and trusted even less at the ranch than at home. The League of American Theatres and Producers. Adaptations Main articles: and The first stage production was written by Steinbeck, produced by and directed by. Her isolation throughout the novella is caused by her gender, sexual appearance and predatory behaviour. Another way to prove himself is by marrying a physically attractive woman. Having no one else, the men on the ranch are the only people she can confide in. Ultimately, despite all of the revelations about Curley's wife's personality in the final scene, her death is caused by her never ending need for attention in that once Lennie reveals that he likes to pet soft things she offers up her hair, despite him telling her that many things he pet end up dead, which is foreshadowing Curley's wife's fate.
Curley, the boss' son, is an evil character in 's world. This may be evidence of pathetic fallacy in that the levels of light and atmosphere reflect Curley's wife's changing mood and appearance. She said that she wanted to make something of herself. His friendship with Lennie helps sustain his dream of a better future. She uses this feminine appearance and flirtatious, predatory behaviour in an attempt to communicate and attract attention to herself.