Curley's Wife- Of Mice and Men quotes

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What are Curley's Wife's 5 key events?
1-Ranchers warning George about her. 2-Meeting George and Lennie. 3-In Crooks' room. 4-Her past and dreams. 5-Her death.
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Key event 1- First quote...
"Purty?"-First thing George asks about is looks, as if she's sex object not a person.Shows 1930's society was misogynistic and prejudiced against women.
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Key event 1- Second quote..
"Married two weeks and got the eye"-Ranchers gossip about her, encourages reader to be prejudiced. She appears to be promiscuous.But she just wants attention.
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Key event 1- Third quote..
"Red ostrich feathers"-Symbolic of passion, danger, violence.Echos girl in Weed.
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Key event 1- Fourth quote...
"red mules"-Symbolises how out of place she is.
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Key event 2- First quote..
"Red"-Direct echo to girl in Weed.Red symbolic of passion(her dream) danger(She's dangerous but doesn't mean to be)violence(she causes it) and Sexuality (she flaunts this for attention).
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Key event 2- Second quote..
"Nobody can blame a person for looking"-Loves attention, why she flirts. 1-men shouldn't be short with her for looking for Curley.2-Lennie looks when she "throws her body forward"
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Key event 2- Third quote...
"She only had one thing to sell and she knew it"-in letter from Steunbeck to Claire Luce, objectifies as she feels she gets attention when flirting
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Key event 3- First quote...
"A ******, a dumdum and a lousy ol' sheep an likin it because they ain't nobody else-picks on everyones weaknesses, shows she can be cruel. Does it as she's lonely and they reject her.
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Key event 3- Second quote...
"I could get you strung up on a tree"-Abuses power she gains from Curley, has no power herself. She's sad and wants to make others sad too.highlights endemic racism.
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Key event 4- First Quote...
"Her words tumbled out in a passion of communication"-Desperate for attention.Clings onto listener. Just wants a friend.
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Key event 4- Second quote..
"Coulda been in the pitchers"-gullible. Innocent.Men take advantage of her. Her dream unrealistic as she's female.
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Key event 4- Third quote..
"I don't like Curley"-Married for convenience. Only admits to Lennie as he wont remember and tell Curley. Afraid of Curley.
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Key event 5- First quote..
"For Lennie had broken her kneck"-Shows her unimportance. Nobody respected her.
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Key event 5- Second quote...
"Meanness"-Defensiveness has gone. Only cruel in retaliation to rejection.
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Key event 5- Third quote..
"Plannings"- Constant effort to get attention.
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Key event 5- Fourth quote...
"Were all gone"- Finally at peace. Reader realises she's as mucha victim as George and Lennie.
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Key event 5- Fifth quote...
"Poor *******"- Utter apathy people have for her personal tragedy.Candy blames her for being too flirtatious.
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