Thursday, March 7, 2019
Curley’s Wifes’ Desires of Mice and Men
Curleys wife How does Steinbeck present Curleys wifes hopes in the book Of Mice and men? John Steinbecks novella, Of Mice and Men depicts the struggle of two wayward men during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Although a variety of characters in the story are presented as the out casts of society, Curleys wife is perhaps the character in which readers feel most freehearted towards. Essentially, Curleys wife represents the image of all women in the society in which Steinbeck lived.Society in the 1930s discriminated heavily a deductst women they were essentially disapproves, whose sole purpose in life was to serve their husbands, objects that were to be simply gain vigorn, and not heard. Steinbeck presents the female genders overlook of identity and individuality in 1930s society by measu inflamedly not naming Curleys wife. Her missing a name emphasizes her second class citizenship. The woman has no name because she is just an object, the property of someone else.Curleys wi fe is deemed unimportant, victimized as a direct result of her gender, the majority of male characters in the novel have names, even Crooks the stable buck, who because of his pelt along is probably viewed as being beneath Curleys wife in terms of societys classification. Curleys wife can only(prenominal) be seen in reference to her husband, who (supposedly) owns and controls her body, and by extension, her. Curleys wife desires attention above all other dreams. As the only female on the ranch, she has no one she could get in touch to and is presented by Steinbeck to be incredibly isolated and shrouded in feelings of loneliness.She appears to present a facade on the ranch, burying her isolation with facial expression and femininity She had full, rouged lips and wide spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her pig hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages. She continuously uses the excuse of facial expression for Curley as a means of extracting some sort o f communication with others on the ranch Im looking for Curley. He was in hither a minute ago, but he went. Oh . She put her hands underside her back and leaned against the door frame so that her body was thrown in advance.Steinbeck presents Curleys wife in a flirtatious manner in order to highlight her loneliness and isolation on the ranch. She often feels discourage and doesnt understand why the ranch workers are afraid to advance with her Whats the matter with me? Aint I got a right to talk to nobody? . As a result of her loneliness, she often uses her body and circumstance as the only woman on an all male ranch to extract talk from individuals. Steinbeck presents her flirtatiousness by displaying Curleys wifes liking of the colour red red as a colour connotates emotions of passion, desire and love.Curleys wife is a temptress who leads men into trouble. She represents sexuality and danger. This has led to some commentators who see Of Mice and Men as being a biblical allegor y to suck Curleys wife as an Eve figure. Curleys wifes isolation also leads her to desire power. Her set up in society as a woman virtually denies her of any power, however she chooses to use her position as the wife of the boss son to exert what little spot she can muster onto individuals who she believes are beneath her in societys classifications.Curleys wife uses her miniscule quantity of authority to insult and assure those beneath her I could get you strung up in a tree so easy it aint even funny. Wants freedom, is suffocated pathetic fallacy, when she dies, weather is animated and stifling because that is how she feels on the ranch.. suffocated Alongside Curleys wifes desire for attention, I believe she also seeks freedom. As the only female animateness on the ranch, she has no one she can talk or relate to, she is Curleys wife but feels that she cannot relate to him.Curleys wife admits herself that she has no one to talk to, it appears to the reader that Curley himse lf observes his wife as more an object to flaunt, rather than a partner who he supposedly loves. She may potentially be jealous of the women that work in the cathouses as they seem to gain more attention I believe she feels, as Curley s wife, she is get to present a show to the other men living on the ranch, as she is Curleys prized possession, and he seems to want to flaunt her Well, I set up ya what Curley says hes keepin that hand soft for his wife.