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

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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 suggest she stop talking to them and mind her own business, which is shown when Crooks tells her ‘’Maybe you better get along to your own house now.’’

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Curley’s wife still remains surprisingly calm after being told this but after some more pleading them they then start to mention her husband Curley and this is when she ‘flares up’.

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’ ...

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