The Tragedy Of Curley's Wife In Of Mice And Men

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The tragedy of Curley’s wife in Of Mice and Men
People need each other. That´s a simple necessity, and in hard times especially, people begin to realize this more quickly. People begin to understand that nobody should be alone. In Of Mice and Men,Curley's wife realizes this, tries to create relationships with two showmen, the man she marries, and some workers on a farm. and In the deep and thoughtful American Classic, John Steinbeck explores this theme quite a bit, with the farm workers realizing it, but not applying it to Curley's wife. In his rendition of the Great Depression life, Steinbeck illustrates that Curley's wife was naive and inexperienced, not understanding men, and therefore, could not understand their motives. She was unable
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They don’t realize that that is the best way she knows in how to communicate. The men do realize that people need each other, and others seem to be lacking it when he says “‘Hardly none of the guys ever travel together.” (Steinbeck, 39). Steinbeck shows through Slim that even the men know that something's not right. They know the\at people should be together. Another example of this is when Slim says, “ ‘Ain’t many guys travel around together,’ he mused. ‘I don’t know why. Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.’ ” (Steinbeck, 35) They believe that Curley’s wife has sufficient company with Curley, even though they choose not to associate with Curley themselves. Steinbeck shows this when Candy says to her, “ ‘You gotta husban’. You got no call foolin’ aroun’ with other guys, causin’ trouble.’ ” (Steinbeck, 77) Curley’s wife tries to reason with them, but when her frustration and anger finally surface, she threatens their lives, insults them, and uses her denial, anger, and fury as a way of realising it. She later shows Lennie that she regrets it, but can’t …show more content…
Steinbeck writes of her treatment as a woman, her loneliness in her life, and how no one except for a child-like man would ever take the time to at least have a conversation with her. Steinbeck shows of the average position of a woman in the 1900s, and how everyone, including other women were not compassionate or friendly to others. When people were helpful to others and developed bonds, it showed in a time where, without a companion, you could die of starvation or loneliness. We think of this as an unrealistic standard that people could be filled with such hate, or at least filled with enough apathy that they would casually ignore another human, or discriminate even in conversation, as if we were better than they were. Even in our futuristic present of accomplishment and progress, we still hold discrimination in things as small as conversation, business, or bigger things such as religion, color, or ethnicity. We as a people have much to learn still, and as a group, we really could learn from Curley’s wife, and others like

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