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How Steinbeck presents Curley's wife in "Of mice and men".

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Introduction

Extract 3 After this when all the ranch workers go out to town and only the weak characters are left we see sides of Curley?s wife we haven?t seen before, during a confrontation involving Curley?s wife, Candy, Lennie and Crooks (the black crippled stable hand). Because Crooks, Candy and Lennie were all being wishful about dreams i.e. the farm house and tending to the rabbits. However, the entire enjoyable atmosphere is lost when Curley?s wife comes to look for Curley, or so she says, and she doesn?t take it calmly when the others ...read more.

Middle

Therefore this means Steinbeck is trying to tell us that it is some aspect of her marriage to Curley that she is unhappy with as this is shown by her sudden anger and frustration after hearing about her husband and her marriage, which is what triggers her fury towards Candy, Lennie and Crooks., her fury towards them is shown when she calls the 3 of them ??a nigger an? a dum-dum and a lousy ol? sheep??. ...read more.

Conclusion

they thought they would be under her power and control if they looked into her eyes therefore this shows hhow they think of her as a monster, additionally, her ??hair hung in little rolled clusters like sausages?? could just as easily be representative of the writhing serpents medusa has for hair thus her being thought of as a monster would make it further evident of her being thought of as a ?floozy? due to the same characteristics e.g. evil, manipulative and power over others, as Curleys wife?s power is her appearance within a ranch where she is the only woman. ...read more.

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