Curley's wife / quotes by character curley's wife has a lot of names, but we can't repeat any of them in mixed company let's just call her trouble: she's a good-looking woman who knows it, wearing makeup, form-fitting dresses, and ostrich-feathered high heels. Curley's wife character on the other hand is like her husband curley's wife uses her beauty to try to attract attention on the ranch from the men but she steinbeck was telling a highly emotional story to make the audience feel sympathy for some of the characters steinbeck wrote the story in response. Curley's wife of mice and men is not kind in its portrayal of women in fact, women are treated with contempt throughout the course of the book despite steinbeck's rendering, curley's wife emerges as a relatively complex and interesting character although her purpose is rather simple in the book's. Curley's wife is shown as a lonely character who is desperate for companionship she flirts with the men on the ranch and forces her company on them sadly she pays the price for her need of company when she encourages lennie to stroke her hair and he overpowers her and accidently kills her. Characters is curley's wife by becoming familiar with her, we come to an understanding of the tragedy of life explore steinbeck's portrayal of curley's wife in of mice and men john ernst steinbeck, jr, was born on february 26th, 1902, salinas, california, united states.
Curley's wife i chose curley's wife as a character because she is one of the most mysterious and interresting character in the story of mice and men curley's wife is a character that is very important to the story i believe that between the three possiblities, she was best portrayed in the book. The character of curley's wife is very hard to unravel, as throughout the book, steinbeck's representation of women through characters such explore the ways one or two minor characters are presented in the text of mice and men i never get to talk to nobody - curley's wife of mice.
Curley's wife is excluded for being female, she is often found in search for companionship on the ranch as her newly found marriage does not give her the affection she desires, as she explore the ways in which steinbeck presents curley's wife as a minor character within the novel of mice and men. Realtionship between curleys wife and other characters curley's wife is a very sad character she is so sad that steinbeck doesn't even give her a name she spends her days wandering from cabin to cabin in search of company under the guise of looking for her abusive husband. Powerpoint presentation the character of curleyâs wife isolation discrimination âcurleyâs wifeâ âcurleyâsâ indicates that the character is a 'curley's' indicates that the character is a possesion instead of a person/ character in a novel isolation sexually attractive to the men on the ranch. Curley's wife is usually referred to as a tramp, tart, or a looloo by the men on the ranch in the story, her name isn't mentioned so we do not know what else to call her besides curley's wife in this story, she portrays a female's sexuality in a world where there are only men.
Curley's wife is a fundamental conduit for exploring and exposing a multitude of themes, in at first presented as a facile and predicable character, the novel progresses to reveal her as a paragraph one focus on superficiality • primary focus on appearance/actions of curley's wife (cw) at outset of. Curley's wife is marginalized because she seems to be one of the few women on the ranch and because she is pretty steinbeck uses other characters' descriptions of curley's wife and things she does and says to characterize her she does not have a name. Steinbeck managers to deliver curley's wife and slim's description of their characters so clearly because we get told what people think of them - in of mice & men, the character curley's wife is depicted as flirtatious, promiscuous, and insensitive however, her husband curley sees her as only a. Denying curley's wife a name could be a way of emphasizing how she's universally mistrusted among the workers she has not a kind word for anyone first off, it rather completely clears up the question of whether or not the decision to omit a given name for the character was a deliberate authorial choice. The only female character in the novel, and curley's wife the of mice and men quotes below are all either spoken by curley's wife or refer to curley's wife for each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one.
Steinbeck uses characters to explore these themes such as crooks and curley's wife everyone has dreams dreams are very powerful and are strong some good linking of characters through themes and the ways they are presented at times there are opportunities to use further references from the. The character of curley's wife in john steinbeck's classic novel of mice and men seems insignificant and one-dimensional curley's wife is considered nameless and flirtatious curley's wife has yet to establish an identity for herself.
We could also argue that curley's wife in a way is a possession of curley, since curley carries a glove of vaseline to make his hand soft to only touch her, however thorough the character, george milton, john steinbeck explores several important aspects of life in the novel of mice and men. Curley's wife essay explore the ways steinbeck presents one or more minor characters in 'of mice and men' in this essay i will be giving you an insight on how steinbeck presents one minor character in the novel, of mice and men. Curley's wife knows that curley does not really love her this is one of the other reasons why it is that she flirts with other men curley's wife is trying most of the characters in of mice and men have all found different ways to distract themselves by working on the ranch or for example, having something.