Condones curley's wife in the novel, he mainly does this in his letter it says that 'she is a nice girl, not a floozy' this means that she does not flirt with everyone, she only does it because it is the only way she knows how to communicate with men. Introduction in the novella, “of mice and men “, written by john steinbeck, he is able to portray the fact that the character that was mainly involved in lennie’s downfall was curley’s wife or that she has brought all the problems for the men living working in the farm. Curley's wife, like the other players in the drama, is simply a character type and the only woman in the plot she is defined by her role: curley's wife or possession george and candy call her by other names such as jailbait or tart.
Explore the significance of curley’s wife in the novel time taken: 50 mins curley’s wife is a very significant character in the novel of mice and men as steinbeck uses the character as an opportunity to explore the way in which woman were treated in 1930s america, in a time dominated by men. 2 extract 2: curley’s wife comes to the barn a girl was standing there looking in she had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Curley’s wife is known throughout the novel as ‘curley’s wife’ and this has a number of effects it is important to acknowledge that we learn of curley’s wife through a male perspective her overly coiffured hairâ style which is mentioned every time she appears in the novel.
Eric-curley wife's past and fate christina-purpose and time period's effect on curley's wife she is viewed as a floozy or tart curley's wife doesn't even have a name the symbolism behind this is the loneliness felt during this time period and the unimportance of her. Curley's wife is often referred to negatively and as a tart throughout the novel but it's not as straight forward as that, as she is a very complex character. Of mice and men women and femininity quotes that curley got his work cut out for him ranch with a bunch of guys on it ain’t no place for a girl, specially like her (3135) is it true that ranches are no place for women down-to-earth, farm-wife type of gal that could make these men happy are all women trouble, as far as the ranch. Curley's wife is described as a floozy and a tart she is ignored and avoided because she is seen as trouble, while crooks is called a n and is ostracized by the other men.
Jesus, what a tramp george of the famous duo leading john steinbeck's of mice and men exclaims with disdain after first meeting curley's wife, the newly married young woman living on the ranch. Key events key quotations steinbeck’s message loneliness how does steinbeck candy (after dog death) curley’s wife crooks george (after lennie) all characters george is tired of looking after lennie, but also doesn’t want to lose him slim has never seen ranchers travelling together. John steinbeck sees curleys wife as 'nice girl' and not a 'floozy' however in the novel 'of mice and men', steinbeck introduces the character of curley's wife she could be interpreted as a mis-fitting character in the novel in the novel curley's wife is probably the. The only thing worse than being a woman on the ranch is being a black man but curley's wife doesn't feel any solidarity with crooks: she just sees him as the one guy she can pick on instead of try to pick up. Of mice and men and curley’s wife essay throughout the novel, there are also indications she is a ‘victim’ rather than a ‘tart’ or ‘floozy.
She is newly married to curley we never know her name - she is merely curley's 'property' with no individual identity she is young, pretty, wears attractive clothes and curls her hair. Impressions of curely's wife john steinbeck sees curleys wife as 'nice girl' and not a 'floozy' however in the novel 'of mice and men', steinbeck introduces the character of curley's wife she could be interpreted as a mis-fitting character in the novel. In of mice and men john steinbeck describes curley wife as a character of many contradictions she is shown as both a nice girl and a floozy lonely yet vindictive motherly but also seductive. Curley's wife is the only woman on the farm so she if she talks to any other man all the other men will start saying that curley's wife is a tramp but she just wants some to talk to and she also wants another companion.
Characters see a complete list of the characters in of mice and men and in-depth analyses of lennie, george, candy, curley’s wife, and crooks. This website and its content is subject to our terms and conditions tes global ltd is registered in england (company no 02017289) with its registered office at 26 red lion square london wc1r 4hq. Of mice and men curley's wife's analysis 1 of mice and men by lucy bostock 2 curley’s wife analysis to be able to know what happens to curley’s wife and why. Crooks's hopes begin to die when curley's wife lashes out at him in retaliation after his vehement self-assertion in the face of her insults to him, candy, and lennie later, when george returns.
In this essay i will show how steinbeck presents curley’s wife in a number of ways throughout the novel ‘of mice and men’, showing both how she is portrayed as a ‘nice girl’ as well as a ‘floozy. Curley's wife is a complex, main character in john steinbeck's novella, of mice and men she is introduced at the beginning and ultimately causes the end of the novella, her naivity and flirtatiousness leading to her inevitable death at the hand of lennie, confused and scared by her forwardness and eventual unrest. Throughout the novel curley wife acts and dresses as a floozy in the very beginning when we first see her she is dressed up nice and has her nails painted red which in those days was a sign of danger,. Of mice and men - 'a' grade essay - curley's wife here's an essay i wrote for a practice exam question the other week my teacher gave it an a so i figured i'd share it with everybody as some revision for the exam tomorrow - eek it's just over 2 and a half pages when written out by hand.
As steinbeck fist prepares the reader for the entrance of curley’s wife he is very begins to prepare the reader for her entrance he begins to prejudice curley’s wife making you thing she is a “floozy” steinbeck uses this this to introduce the ideas of america citizens at the time and the sexism of ranch workers in the 1930s. Ironically, it causes him issues with curley, but he gives curley’s wife what she needs – attention and compliments unfortunately for curley’s wife, she is a woman trapped in a misogynistic world of men whose reactions generally emulate george’s. Curley's wife is so lost, lonely and insignificant that steinbeck does not even give her a name she spends the novel trying to find company under the guise of looking for her husband curley is in fact an intensely abusive person with a major case of small-guy complex the irony is that while she.