Analysis Of John Steinbeck 's ' Of Mice And Men ' Essay
Pre-AP English 2
October 9, 2014
Of Mice and Men Character Analysis
Things in life often don’t go as planned. Especially when times are hard and people start to lose hope for their future. Hope is a feeling that Curley’s Wife in the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, never loses sight of. Set back during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl George and Lennie, two migrant workers who travel together, travel to a ranch in Soledad. On this ranch they learn about many dreams of the other people who live and work on the ranch. George warns Lennie to not talk to Curley’s Wife because she’s nothing but trouble. Despite his attempts to ignore her, Lennie encounters Curley’s Wife multiple times throughout the novel and learns of her dream to one day become rich and famous. She has her sights set on Hollywood regardless of her being trapped on the ranch with her husband and isolated from the world, she still dreams of one day achieving her goal. Due to her loneliness and lack of knowledge and experience, Curley’s wife is immature and will never realize her dreams are far out of her reach.
Curley’s wife is very lonely. Her husband isolates her in their home on the ranch, and she grows lonelier each and every second. Before living on the ranch with her husband, she once lived with her mother and thought one day she would become a famous movie star. But when her mother got in the way of her dreams by trying to simply protect her daughter, Curley’s Wife…