Why Is Curley's Wife Innocent

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An innocent act by one person and satisfying a desire of another ultimately leads to the destruction of a gentle giant, a star stricken girl, and the American dream. The book Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck shows a common dream of hardworking men and the annihilation of their future due to a solitary girl’s need for attention. Although Curley’s wife was lonely and meant no harm, she ruined the possibility of living the American dream for George and Lennie, she seeks the wrong attention from men after growing up in a bad home life, and she portrays herself as nothing more than a sexual object.
Most of the workers in Soledad would classify Curley’s wife as a trouble making attention seeker who is nothing more than jail bait. The men constantly
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A role model was never available to Curley’s wife (why?), so she was practically raising herself when her mother wasn’t criticising her. When two people are angry at one another for so long, they build up a lot of negative feelings until they eventually explode. It was Curley’s wife’s life long dream to be in the movies and she always believed her mother stole the letter that would have given her the opportunity to get into show business. Curley’s wife eventually exploded and took out all the anger she felt at her mom on the workers (who specifically if anyone is specifically mentioned)one day. “An’ what am I doin’? Standin’ here talkin’ to a bunch of bindle stiffs-a nigger an’ a dum-dum and a lousy ol’ sheep-an’ likin’ it because they ain’t nobody else”(Steinbeck 78). Curley’s wife was so fed up with being made out to be useless she was no longer looking for friendship, all she wanted was to feel like she is significant. Feeling worthy puts an emotional toll on oneself, so Curley’s wife may (was wrong, may sounds like you’re doubting yourself) have been wrong to demean the men, but it is understandable when she has been put down for so long as

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