Of Mice and Men- Curley's Wife

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Curley's Wife

Key Words:

  • Flirty/Seductive
  • Isolated

Key Points:

  • Aside from Lennie's Aunt Clara, Curley's wife is the only other women in the novel; this shows how little women mattered during the American Depression and the 20s/30s generally as they were only really seen as a man's property.
  • She uses her beauty as her main way of asserting power, and then using it to flirt with the other ranchworkers to make her husband jealous, even though that eventually gets her killed.
  • She is completely…


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