· Lost potential – she could have been a Hollywood star.
· Every character had a dream, because none of them were achieved it resulted in a loss of hope
· Chance of stardom was taken from her mother who felt she was too young
· Takes every chance she can to talk about her lost dream
· Her shattered dream of being an actress caused her to rush into her marriage with Curley
· Forced to realise the reality that running away from your problems usually isn't the best course of action.
· No name
· "Curley's Wife" demonstrates that she is Curley's property
· She's not an actual person, more so an 'object'
· Microcosmic of women and their roles in 1930's America - links to stereotypes
· Only woman on the ranch
· Steinbeck’s introduction of her builds misconceptions - "full rouged lips and wide spaced eyes, heavily made up" - he deliberately made us think that she was a "tart"
· Curley's Wife teaches us not to judge a book by its cover
· Ranch hands refer to her as a "floozy", "tramp", "*****"