Of Mice and Men. Curleys wife is characterized to portray the sexist attitude of the society towards women,

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Of Mice and Men Essay Introduction

By: Anirudh Prabhakar                                                                                         

 Women’s role in society is perceived to be the same as men’s – equals; but men are still considered the superior of the two genders in many ways. If a man and a woman have the same qualifications and apply for the same job, the man will have a likelier chance of getting the job because of society’s view of women that women should stay at home and cook, clean, and take care of the babies. In my opinion, governments currently show the greatest improvements against sexism. For e.g. a woman is the leader of the biggest political group in India.

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The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1941. The Great Depression led to 1000’s of people losing their jobs and having to live a life without a place to call home as they had to move to find money and food. Life was tough for large numbers of the American population. The Dust Bowl also took place which meant that people starved due to the constant failing harvests at that time. Workers needed to travel to find jobs and were forced to move west to find manual labor jobs. Curley’s wife in the novel is portrayed as a flirtatious, unfaithful, woman. Curley’s ...

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