An Analysis Of Curley's Wife In Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck
She seems to take delight in other people’s suffering, "I'm glad you bust up Curley a little bit. He got it comin' to him. Sometimes I'd like to bust him myself" (Steinbeck 81). This way of speaking presents her as more of a perpetrator rather than a victim. This is not something you would expect to come from a innocent young lady. She preys upon the weak, especially Lennie with his mental handicap. “And she looked longest at Lennie, until he dropped his eyes in embarrassment”(Steinbeck 78)
Overall, there are three main reasons as to why Curley’s wife is a villain. She is dishonorable because of her going behind her husband’s back by flirting with other men and trying to get them in trouble. Second, she is unprincipled, she tries to manipulate other people for her own gain and does not care about other people’s rules. Lastly, she is pernicious and enjoys seeing the weaknesses in others such as their disabilities or them getting harmed. Works Cited Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. New York: Penguin, 1993.