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The novel 'Of Mice and Men' was written by John Steinbeck and was set in the 1930s around the time of The Wall Street Crash.

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Curley�s wife in my opinion is the loneliest character in the book. Steinbeck doesn�t even give her a name, she is merely referred to as Curley�s wife when spoken about. She hastily married Curley without actually getting to know him, she soon regrets when she finds out how boring he is so she then turns to the other men to flirt with. Curley�s wife is the only woman on the ranch and has no contact with the outside world. She just constantly wanders about the ranch aimlessly looking for something:- �I�m looking for Curley� �Sometimes Curley�s in here� �I�m tryin� to find Curley� She uses the excuse that she is looking for Curley so she cam talk and flirt with the men, an excuse to have someone to talk to. She knows that Curley doesn�t care for her really:- �Think I don�t know where they all went� She is fully aware that Curley has gone to the brothel which is hypocritical of him, as if Curley�s wife flirts with the other men on the ranch there is trouble. This shows the lack of equality between men and women at that time and this makes woman lonely because of their own sex. ...read more.

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