Curley- Of Mice and Men quotes

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What are Curley's 4 key events?
1-Curley's instant aggression. 2-The fight. 3-Finding his wife. 4-Finding Lennie and George.
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Key event 1- First quote...
"High heeled boots"-Does less work than ranchers.Authority comes from father.
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"Hands closed into fists"-Instantly aggressive. Wants so fight weakest, shows he's insecure and violence is only way to prove authority.
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"Curley ain't giving nobody a chance"-Bully, only confronts those he can beat. Coward.
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"Glove fulla Vaseline"-misogynistic, flaunting her as sexual object to other ranchers. Cruel, arrogant, show off.
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Key event 2- First quote..
"I'll show you who's yella"-Carlson calls him cowars, Curley takes it out on Lennie, knows he's weak.
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Key event 2- Second quote..
"Smashes...slashed"-Violent, ruthless. Preys on others' weaknesses. Like his wife with Crooks.
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Key event 2- Third quote...
"Flopping like a fish on a line"-Simile shows how Curley's power is based on fear.Turns powerless when Lennie stands up to him. His wife "flopped like a fish".
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"Han' caught in a machine"-Curley's ego used against him. Men don't respect Curley, they fear him.
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Key event 3- First quote..
"Curley came suddenly to life"-Ironic, comes to life whilst staring at dead wife.Excuse to get revenge.
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Key event 3- Second quote..
"He worked himself into a fury"-Wants to be mad, using death as an excuse to get Lennie for "busting" his hand.
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Key event 3- Third quote..
"Shoot the guts outta that big *******"-Most painful,slow way to die, wants to torture Lennie. "Big *******" shows why he hates Lennie, he's small, hates big men.
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Key event 4- First quote..
"Right in the back of the head' he said softly"- admires shot, shows lack of empathy. Apathetic, careless, viscous.
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Key event 4- Second quote..
"What the hell ya suppose is eating them two guys?"-Curley and Carlson represent thoughtlessness, cruelty and lack of empathy Steinbeck saw in 1930's.It's just a thing that happened.
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