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. Marginalisation in of mice and men in the novel 'of mice and men' the character of crooks is used by john steinbeck to symbolise the marginalisation of the black community occurring at the time in which the novel is set how it is presented in the novel steinbeck presents this type of prejudice through the character of curley's wife. Of mice and men is a novella and chats with crooks, the bitter, yet educated stable buck, who is isolated from the other workers racially flirting with the farm hands according to the penguin teacher's guide for of mice and men, curley and curley's wife represent evil in that both oppress and abuse the migrants in different ways. Curley's wife and crooks in of mice and men - lord chesterfield once said, you must look into people, as well as at them if you apply this logic to curley's wife and crooks in the book, of mice and men, you will find that they are the same in many ways despite their differences in race and sex. Of mice & men chapter questions directions: how have curley's wife's dreams for her life changed or been lost she wanted to be an actress when she was 15 she got a letter for a traveling show, but her mother wouldn’t let her explain what happens to the dream at the end of the novel for both lennie and george lennie: the dream.
Men, how do curley's wife, crooks, and candy demonstrate that they are lonely 1 educator answer in of mice and men crooks is lonely sat, 27 oct 2018 04:39:00 gmt what quotes show that crooks is lonely in of mice and men - of mice and men character chart directions: below fill in the chart use quotes when. Though both women and black people had progressed in their rights by the time of the setting of the novel, old attitudes and mistreatment of black people and to an extent women were still present steinbeck immediately emphasises crooks and curley’s wife’s low status via their introduction. After an altercation with curley's wife, crooks realizes that even if george, lennie, and candy let him live with them, it would never really work out the way he wanted because of his extreme ostracism.
Curley's wife threatens crooks because she see that he is in a weaker position than she is, in this time the blacks people were lower in society also crooks himself had a disi bility as he had. This scene, extracted from chapter 4 in the book, features the sequence in which candy and lennie share the dream with crooks in his quarters soonafter, their exchange is disrupted by curley's. Curley’s wife is at her strongest when she threatens to have crooks killed if he complains about her to boss this comes from the lack of affection she receives from her husband and her bitterness at lost fame. Curley’s wife - the only female character in the story, curley’s wife is never given a name and is only mentioned in reference to her husband the men on the farm refer to her as a “tramp,” a “tart,” and a “looloo. Crooks also displays this terrible dignity when curley's wife begins to tear away at his hope for the dream farm crooks is not without his faults, however he scares lennie and makes up the story of george leaving him.
Notice that curley's wife doesn't threaten to lynch crooks she threatens to get him lynched she has to do all her violence by proxy—and in the world of this novel, that makes her weak and despicable. Answers of question in ‘of mice and men’ why do both curley and his wife ‘flop like a fish’ when injured/murdered by lennie:i assume this is intentional does it symbolise curley and his wife’s relationship (which i don. Crooks, candy, lennie, and curley’s wife are lonely people with specific needs compare the four characters and evaluate what each one would need to end their particular kind of lonliness. Curley's wife to crooks 300 well hello there, handsome let me tell you about how i was almost an actress you say you like silk and velvet, do you here, why don't you run your big strong hands through my soft hair hey, don't pull don't - curley's wife 300.
In the novel, of mice and men, crooks and curley's wife could both be considered outcasts crooks could be considered an outcast because of his race curley's wife could be considered an outcast because most of the characters believe trouble always follows her both crooks and curley's wife are. Crooks is bitter from a lifetime of lonely segregation he thinks of himself as a cynic, and immediately sees that george and lennie 's dream of owning a farm will never come about yet at the same time, he can't entirely resist the beauty of the dream, and wants to be a part of it. The gate banged, candy said, and he went on, jesus christ, curley's wife can move quiet i guess she had a lot of practice, though crooks avoided the whole subject now.
It rekindles life within him, but it also becomes an obsession, and in his excitement and indignation, he lets the secret slip to both crooks and curley's wife and when lennie kills curley's wife and shatters the reality of the dream, candy becomes hopeless and full of anguish, the broken shell of a man. Curley's wife is immediatly isolated from being apart of the ranch due to the fact that she is a woman, and back in the 1930's women were supposed to obey their husband, and do as they were told. 3) how does lennie's killing of the puppy parallel his killing of curley's wife and the mice 4) how does candy react to the death of curley's wife 5) what options do george and candy discuss after the discovery of the body. In her moment of greatest vulnerability, curley’s wife seeks out even greater weaknesses in others, preying upon lennie’s mental handicap, candy’s debilitating age, and the color of crooks’s skin in order to steel herself against harm.