She is generally portrayed as a young, lonely, bored and childish girl. She wore a cotton house dress and red mules, on the insteps of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers. He portrays different types of power and uses different methods to show us the power relationship through the four characters. The author sets up our perception of the character 'Curley's wife' in a way that allows us to develop our understanding of her, and enables us to later decide how far we agree that she is an innocent and vulnerable victim, or a manipulator who deserves her fate. Steinbeck reiterates this impression by portraying her innocence in death: Curley's wife lay with a half-covering of yellow hay. Steinbeck cleverly reinforces the power of the Jim Crow laws in this section too.
Steinbeck describes her in physical terms that emphasises her sexual attractiveness and she uses this to tease and flirt with the men. We might agree with the judgment that she is a Tart or jail bait. Her lack of identity could imply that she is more of a possession of her husband than a woman with rights. She was very pretty and simple, and her face was sweet and young. In the barn scene, however, Steinbeck softens the reader's reaction to Curley's wife by exploring her dreams. It was dead when I got there. But we see ourselves evolving as the character also does.
She likes the money and the nice house; she never tries to leave him. She's a tease, leading guys on to make herself feel better. She is basically just exercising her power on him because she can get him lynched on a tree. Also because of his race he is prejudiced against for example by Curley's wife. Curley's wife uses her looks as an advantage to attract the other men and as we know she is the only women on the ranch and so is lonely, so she likes to talk to the other men to keep her company, but it also occurred to me that Curley's wife should actually be friends and have company from her husband and so she may talk to the other men not only to get attention from them but also from Curley, so that he feels more jealous and shows that he likes her. Curley's wife is no exception to this.
Despite her unknown name, she reveals herself as a very outstanding character with her actions, manners, thoughts and feelings in the plot. The reader is first introduced to Curley's wife through Candy, when George and Lennie first come to the ranch… 2012 Words 9 Pages Curley's Wife in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men In this essay I am going to examine whether Curley's wife is a tart or not. At first Curley didn't have a reaction as Slim was the one to walkover to her and see what was wrong. But this prejudice is erroneous. So ultimately, neither one of them are very happy. She is first and for most not worthy of a name.
He kept his distance and demanded other people kept theirs. We are first introduced to the character 'Curley's wife' in chapter two by Candy. This may be evidence of pathetic fallacy in that the levels of light and atmosphere reflect Curley's wife's changing mood and appearance. They relay on each other and their dreams together. His wife is a flirt and definitely lacks the attention the right kind of attention she should receive from her husband.
Her death by Lennie 8. He shows how back then, the American dream was extremely hard to accomplish because of The Great Depression, and unequal rights towards women and the mentally different. She behaves in this manner because her sexuality is her only weapon to gain attention, which she craves due to the solitude of her marriage. Steinbeck generally depicts women as troublemakers who bring ruin to men and drive them mad. She wants to have a better life , become famous have many friends and not to be married to Curley. She is utterly alone on the ranch, and her husband has seen to it that no one will talk to her without fearing a beating.
In the novel, Curley is constantly questioning where his wife is, suggesting to us that their relationship has trust issues. Steinbeck presents differing power through three main methods. She is lonely - there are no other women to talk to and Curley is not really interested in her. A very strong sense of foreboding is given and this continues throughout the text yet, getting stronger. Her lack of identity could imply that she is more. I tell you I ain't.
Crooks may be a minor character in the novel but he is an important one because the way he represents and demonstrates to the reader how Steinbeck feels about the society in which he lives and his character provides us knowledge on the social context of the novel that Crooks and other characters had to live with. The book is set in the 1930s during the Great Depression it features two farm workers called George and Lennie. Communes of the Côte-d'Or department, Great Depression, John Steinbeck 1335 Words 3 Pages Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is a short novel that exhibits many forms of interactions with other people and different types of relationships. It's not a coincidence that that she ends up dying because she didn't want Lennie to mess up her hair: look, and even touch if you want—but don't get too comfortable. She's half-afraid of Lennie, but she also wants his attention and praise. Candy tells Lennie and George when he first meets them that she ' got the eye' for the men on the ranch, even though she has only been married to Curley for two weeks.