CURLEYS WIFE 'Of Mice and Men'

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 Please can you give me some points about curleys wife so i can add them in my essay Thank you very much!

Posted Wed 24th April, 2013 @ 21:02 by Alisha Hussain
Edited by Alisha Hussain on Wed 24th April, 2013 @ 21:03

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Well, I could give you a few.

She flirts with all the men on the ranch because she is lonely and does not get any attention from her husband.

The only time that we see Curley and his wife together in the novella is when she is dead, which seems quite ironic.

She tried to escape from her mother to achieve her dream of becoming an actress, but instead she married Curley and never achieved her dream.

Answered Fri 26th April, 2013 @ 17:44 by Erin
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You could also link the character with context- the idea that in the 1930's when Steinbeck wrote the book, there was a lot of mysogyny, which meant that women were treated very differently to men. So, Steinbeck could have based his character of Curley's wife on this. As Erin said, she seems to be very lonely- perhaps because she is 'owned' by Curley and isn't allowed much freedom (mysogyny), also the fact that Steinbeck doesn't even give her a name, suggests that perhaps he was reflecting the time?

Answered Mon 29th April, 2013 @ 13:01 by Lara