How Does Steinbeck Present Curley's Wife

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In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the character George tells Lennie, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. . . . With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” (Steinbeck 121). Therefore, George is explaining to Lennie that they are different from the rest of the working men on the ranch and has a type of outlook and attitude that they are better than them because they have each other and, the guys on the ranch have nobody or, no place in society that they belong in. George and Lennie are special because they have a dream, and they push each other to keep sight of that dream because they care …show more content…
In the article “Of Mice, Men, and My Father” by Jeremy Fielder, it states “Curley’s wife (Is she a mean-spirited person or simply a lonely person who regrets giving up her dreams and marrying a jerk?)”(Fielder 60). However, Curley’s wife is not technically and physically alone, she is mentally alone because she does not love Curley and he does not love her. Curley’s wife has a dream and wants to be famous but once that dream failed, she settled for marrying Curley. Which made her bitter and she had a tendency of taking it out on everyone around her. If they only knew it wasn 't anything to do with them. It was the ugly struggle inside herself of settling for her life and being living in her own lonely world. In the book Curley’s wife says, “I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (Steinbeck147).Curley’s wife is always alone, because she is the only girl on the ranch she is always bored with nothing to do and no one to talk to . She also states “Whats the matter with me? Ain’t I got the right to talk to nobody” (Steinbeck 147)? She tries to befriend the men when the were all in bunk house where Crooks stays but, they ignore her because she is the bosses wife and they know she can get them fired if they say one wrong thing to her. Crooks is one of the most loneliest characters in the book. In the article “Loneliness and Dreams in Of Mice and Men” on BBC it states that, “Crooks lives in enforced solitude, away from the other men. He is bitter about being ‘a busted-back nigger’. He is thrilled when Lennie and Candy come into his room and are his companions for a night” (BBC 2). The character Crooks lives away from the men by himself and this causes him to be lonely. Crooks is not happy with the fact that people see him differently because of his

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