It was also made into a film in 1939, and then later in 1992. Who do they think they are treatin me like a kid? Now her rouged cheeks and her reddened lips made her seem alive and sleeping very lightly. Her dream of being in the limelight is unrealistic as all she ever does is cast shadows and attract negative attention. Whilst all the other ranchers are playing horseshoe, Lennie is sat in the barn and is soon approached by Curley's wife. Additionally, Curley's wife is seen only as a posession of Curley, rather like a trophy wife. Why did she do it? Lennie was in the stable and he had just killed his pup so he was hidding it and she walked in and started talking to him. 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.
Being the only woman on the ranch, Curly is even more worried about her behavior with the men who work there. It is difficult to believe this character is not a real person. The obvious point is that her and Curley obviously don't live harmoniously together as a married couple. Do u have further analysis on your point? Book: Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck. Curley's wife is seen as a cheap possession, a toy that belongs to Curley.
When Crooks tells her to leave she threatens to tell on him and have him lynched. She is portrayed as a tramp and a temptress, always looking to cause some trouble with her sexuality. Steinbeck seems to show, through Curley's wife, that even the worst of us have our humanity. She also knows how to use her tongue. But my ol' lady wouldn' let me. The flirt lady whom was Johns neighbour was called Catherine Hutch.
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. She is first described as ' a girl with full rouged lips, red nails and her hair rolled. She wants to become rich and famous, and have nice cloths. Although,as she slowly opens up to Lennie, despite his lack of interest, the reader gains more and more knowledge about the truth of Curley's wife's personality, her innocence and dire need for escape and the drive to fulfill her dream that still remains, despite the circumstances. She simply has nothing to do and nobody to talk to. So one night she meat Curley at the Riverside Dance Palace, and she married him, he became her ticket out from her desperate life. Her beauty ruined her in a way, as that was the main cause of her disappointment with acting and also why she ended up marrying Curley.
Curley's wife is alone and bored on theranch, and the act of breaking her record collection, which sheused as escapism, is brutal. Curley's wife threatens Crooks because she see that he is in a weaker position than she is, in this time the blacks people were lower in society also crooks himself had a disibility as he had a crooked back, these two characteristics were very important when Curley's wife decided to threaten Crooks … as these were two of the worst things you could be at this time. About her, after she had slipped away from the men's quarters: 'Jesus Chist, Curl … ey's wife can move quiet. Steinbeck did exactly this with the development of the character Curlers wife. She flirts with the other men, she does not consider the effect she is having upon them and she is racist.
When she doesn't stop screaming, he keeps holding on, still panicked, before his shakes her and her neck breaks. Not to let the wife off the hook here; Curly's wife is far from stupid. You also learn that she is very lonely as she is left all alone on the ranch all day everyday and r … eally just wants someone to talk to. . They sell their labor; she sells or at least peddles, because it doesn't seem like anyone is buying sex. The reader sees how miserable she is, and how many other things she has to put up with everyday.
Candy clearly is easily dictated as Carlson proved, but I think the presentation of Curley's wife and Crooks is more intriguing. She is defined by her role: Curley's wife or possession. So ultimately, neither one of them are very happy. Curly believes that manipulation, intimidation, and insensitivity provide him with power over a wife who is fact just a lonely, young woman who needs to be loved. .
She only wants to make friends and not feel lonely all of the time. Curly's wife possessed his mind, and as I've already stated he's very jealous. At every opportunity, she talks about her lost opportunities. Candy's remarks form the readers first impression of Curley's wife as someone to regard with caution and dislike. 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. In of mice and men John Steinbeck makes each situation have as less details as possible as if to leave the reader to decide what's really happening. All of these appearances cause the reader to dislike her and see her as the downfall of the men in the story.
Throughout the novel, there are also indications she is a victim rather than a floozy. His only interested in her when their in the bed room. Steinbeck did exactly this with the development of the character Curlers wife. He kept on holding her, and accidentally cracked her neck. Poor Little Not-So-Rich Girl But we're tender-hearted here at Shmoop headquarters, and we can't help feeling a wee bit bad for this poor girl. A possession that he gets to control.