The gate banged, candy said, and he went on, jesus christ, curley's wife can move quiet i guess she had a lot of practice, though crooks avoided the whole subject now. This scene, extracted from chapter 4 in the book, features the sequence in which candy and lennie share the dream with crooks in his quarters soonafter, their exchange is disrupted by curley's. Crooks embodies the isolation, loneliness, and marginalization of many during the great depression while curley's wife is a vehicle by which steinbeck contrasts the way that various men act. Curley's wife is a complex, main character in john steinbeck's novella, of mice and men she is introduced at the beginning and ultimately causes the end of the novella, her naivity and flirtatiousness leading to her inevitable death at the hand of lennie, confused and scared by her forwardness and eventual unrest. Curley's wife is a prime example of how steinbeck presents women she is the most prominent woman in the book, so there are more citations about her she uses the fact she is a vulnerable female against crooks and is very racist towards him.
In her moment of greatest vulnerability, curley's wife seeks out even greater weaknesses in others, preying upon lennie's mental handicap, candy's debilitating age, and the color of crooks's skin in order to steel herself against harm. Curley's wife threatens crooks with lynching when candy says that he and lennie would tell on her for framing crooks, she counters by saying no one will listen to the old swamper the four then hear noise in the yard and realize the men are returning curley's wife tells lennie she is glad he busted up curley a bit, and then she leaves.
The loneliness of curley's wife is upheld by curley's jealousy, which causes all the ranch hands to avoid her crooks's barrier results from being barred from the bunkhouse by restraining him to the stable his bitterness is partially broken, however, through lennie's ignorance. Notice that curley's wife doesn't threaten to lynch crooks she threatens to get him lynched she has to do all her violence by proxy—and in the world of this novel, that makes her weak and despicable. Unfortunately, the foreman of the ranch, curley (casey siemaszko), enjoys tormenting lennie, while curley's frustrated wife (sherilyn fenn) entices lennie with her sexual allure.
In this lesson, we will look at the character of curley's wife, from ''of mice and men'', and how she is depicted as an eve-like temptress and manipulator. Curley's wife said all this to lennie because she never gets to talk to anyone and she knows lennie won't tell anyone because he wasn't listening to her why does curley's wife get mad when lennie tells her that george told said he shouldn't talk to her. Crooks's little dream of the farm is shattered by curley's wife's nasty comments, slotting the black man right back into his place as inferior to a white woman jolted into that era's reality by curley's wife harsh treatment, crooks refuses to say the woman is wrong. Steinbeck uses the characters of crooks and curley's wife to display that although one character is a black male and the other, a white woman, they still have similar traits these factors like discrimination, loneliness and shattered dreams make crooks and curley's wife parallel.
'of mice and men' quotes- curley's wife study guide by tomtomtv includes 13 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Curley's wife laughs at him, then bitterly complains about her life with curley she sums up her situation, admitting that she feels pathetic to want company so desperately that she is willing to talk to the likes of crooks, candy, and lennie. Curley's wife comes in asking where curley was when she really knew where they were none of the guys,lennie, crooks and candy, didnt want to talk to her when candy tells he to leave she gets mad and insults them.
Curley's wife doesnt get much respect as she's a woman and men were inferior in the 1930's crooks doesnt get equal rights as he's a black man and america was racist back then she is alone and want. Crooks, alike curley's wife, is also lonely as he is the only coloured man in the ranch due to this, he is isolated from the other men and therefore has nobody to talk to crooks' loneliness can be identified by the scene in the novella when lennie enters crooks room. Curleys wife curley's wife is a complex, main character in john steinbeck's novella, of mice and men she is introduced at the beginning and ultimately causes the end of the novella, her naivity and flirtatiousness leading to her inevitable death at the hand of lennie, confused and scared by her forwardness and eventual unrest.