Essay On Curley's Wife In Of Mice And Men

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Have you ever read Of Mice and Men? One of the things you do not think about after reading the book is how Curley's wife is ostracized by the other characters. The men in Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men fear Curley's wife’s power, as she is the wife of the boss’ son. In addition, being the only woman on the farm causes her to be isolated from the men. The men ostracized Curley's wife because she has power and for she was the only women on the farm, which shows that she is frustrated and constantly seeking attention.
The power of Curley’s wife causes the men to stay away from her out of fear. Often, Curley's wife says that she is looking for her husband as an excuse to try to interact with the men. She looks gorgeous which causes Lennie to
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After Curley's wife annoys Crooks, Candy, and Lennie when they are talking, Candy asks her to leave because they do not want any “trouble” (85). Candy says to Curley's wife “You gotta husban’. You got no call foolin’ aroun’ with other guys, causin’ trouble” (85). Curley's wife is a female with a husband. The men think that they should not be around the only woman in the area that already has a husband. They know what will happen to them if Curley thinks they are flirting with his wife. In addition, Candy argues that a women with a husband should not be hanging around men especially when it can cause “trouble” (85). This shows that the men are uncomfortable around Curley's wife which results in them isolating themselves from her. After George and Lennie see Curley's wife for the first time, George tells Lennie to stay away from her because he thinks she will end up causing harm to them. Towards the end of the book, Curley's wife find Lennie in the barn and tries to talk to him but Lennie refuses to talk to her because he fears getting in trouble with George. Frustrated, Curley's wife implores “Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (95). The men have have ostracized her because they are scared of Curley's wife’s power and because as a women, she is different. Thus resulting in them never wanting to talk to her. As any person would when

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