How does Steinbeck present Curley here? At that moment....elbows were still bent out a little.'

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  • Created on: 21-05-12 19:04

Steinbeck presents Curley as a cocky character at the beginning of this extract.The fact that he 'wore high heeled boots' suggests that he is always trying to exert his power over other people because he knows that he can. This is emphasised when he 'lashed' out at George and said 'By Christ, he's gotta talk when he's spoken to.' This shows that Curley feels he is supreme to all the other men; this is probably because his father is the Boss on the ranch and therefore has grown up in a world where he gets what he wants. The boots also show that he is not…




Good stuff... Whats elbows thing all about???



The elbows show that he isn't truly relaxed and that he is ready and eager for a fight.

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