Curley's Wife

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Another topic which is fundimental to the novel is the act of sexism and objectification, another key point which citizens faced in 1930s America. 

The first and more profound way in which this is shown is through her name; 'Curley's Wife'.    The only woman on the ranch and she doesn't even have a real name. By calling her 'Curley's Wife', it's just a way of Curley showing off, stating that he has a wife and that he has ownership over her. She's just an object used by Curley to gain a sense of respect as he's the only one who has a woman on the ranch.

Due to this,




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