Curley's Wife In Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and many characters throughout the book, Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, feel unwanted, but end up growing from their mistakes. In the novel, an antagonist with no name and the only female character struggles with fitting in and having support and people that deeply care for her. She is referred to as Curley’s Wife. John Steinbeck portrays this woman as a character who is desperate to be noticed. Unfortunately, her temptress-like personality makes others believe she does not have good intentions. Her actions have led her to be lonely and not have someone she can rely on. Curley’s wife starts to notice that being herself is not the answer to her problem with finding reliable companions. Steinbeck shows that Curley’s wife learns from her past actions and can finally be herself without being looked at as a negative archetype.
Several times throughout the novel, Curley’s wife mentions how lonely she is. When someone is stuck on a ranch with men who give them no attention or a time of day, the only thing going through one's mind is why they ignore and rarely talk to them (for instance Curley’s wife). Curley’s wife is the only female in the book, obviously leading her to be set apart. Curley, her own husband, ignores her. He does
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A true relationship is someone who accepts the past actions, supports the present, and encourages the future. Everyone wants to feel cared for and worthy of other people's time. This novel proves that it is difficult to control someone’s loyalty. Many believe that before Curly’s wife dies, she understood that she does not need to chase after people, she can be herself, do her own thing, and work hard on finding real friends. Although Curley’s wife never found someone who was always there for her, she could’ve if she was herself and realized that the right people who belong in one’s life will come and stay for

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