Curley's Wife Lonely Analysis

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Lonely and hopeful
Imagine you are living someone else's dream, and you had to give up all your dreams for that person. Imagine being alone with nobody to talk to, just wanting to fit in with everyone else… simply just wanting to talk to someone… anyone. This applies to Curley's wife, in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Curley's wife is following her husband Curley and not doing what she wants to do. She lives on the ranch with her husband Curley, living together unhappily. Curley and his wife are together, but little does he know that she does not like him, and she does not want to be with him, she never did. Throughout the novel Curley's wife is revealed as being lonely, hopeful, and mysterious.
Curley's wife is shown to be a lonely character. The way she is lonely is shown through her always walking around looking for something to do and someone to talk to. Curley's wife is talking to Lennie about how she should be able to talk to the guys without it
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She is quiet and along with her being quiet there is so much we do not know about her such as her name. Throughout the novel she is referred to as Curley's wife, and not by her actual name. “‘You let her hang around bunkhouses and pretty soon you’re gonna have som’pin on your hands and you won’t be able to do nothing about it.’” (62). This quote clearly shows that Curley's wife is mysterious because no one ever knows what she is up to and where she is. Everyone always thinks that she is up to something that she should not be doing. There is no trust between Curley's wife and everyone on the ranch. "Well, I ain't told this to nobody before. Maybe I oughten to. I don' like Curley. He ain't a nice fella." (95) The following quote also shows that Curley's wife is mysterious, this is because she states that she didnt tell anyone this before, and she isn't quite sure if she should tell anyone which proves that she is secretive and to

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