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Analyse how Steinbeck use of language shows the development of Curleys wife throughout the novel.

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Analyse how Steinbeck use of language shows the development of Curley?s wife throughout the novel. In the novel Steinbeck?s uses social class, to separate the characters from one another especially Curley?s wife from crooks ?you keep your place then nigger?, indicates to us that the social structure was different in America around 1937, a white women was above a black man. The writer showed this and showed peoples attitude of time. In addition it also gives us an insight on how it will feel like to be black. Furthermore Steinbeck?s also describes Curley?s wife in a desperate and worried way ?married two weeks???? this is shown by the writer creating a tone to the quote, ending the quote with a question mark could mean that the other characters are confused to whether it would last or not, in addition it could also signify that they are doubting their relationship. ...read more.


In addition the writer describes Curley?s wife as a desperate insecure women that feels the need to seek attention from other men, ?her body was thrown forward?, specifies to us that she is pushing herself to the situation. In the novel, Steinbeck makes the role of women in the book all to do with sex, some providing sex for the men, portraying them as sexual objects. However, some female characters are seen as either mother figures. This is in contrast to Curley?s wife which is seen as a women who keeps degrading herself ?Curley?s married a tart? this enhances to us that the men on the ranch have no respect for her, this is shown by referring to her as a ?tart? which could also include how the way she dresses in a sexual seductive way to cover up her insecurities. ...read more.


allowed to communicate with other men which gives us an insight about her, that she doesn?t have any friends on the ranch, she has to do it discretely, this shows that Curley doesn?t trust her and she feels protected in the hands of the other men on the ranch, this creates a sense of security. Furthermore, the writer John Steinbeck?s in a way describes Curley?s wife as a dog, metaphorically speaking ?bitch please?, which shows to us that she is described as female dog, rather than a human being which implies to us that she is not an important person, which links with Candy?s dog, which both have something in common, they both died. In addition when they are described or mentioned in the book John Steinbeck's makes it sound like they are the subject or object in the sentence. It also shows the insignificant in both characters. ...read more.

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