Of Mice and Men Curley’s Other half
mice When John Steinbeck wrote of mice and males, he showed there was a lot of inequality during the 1930’s. This essay shall try to depict the inequality of ladies in Steinbeck’s novel. George the primary character of the story, very first sets his eyes on Curley’s other half, his preliminary impression of her is that he has actually “never seen no piece of prison bait worse than her” (Steinbeck 2006 p36). In the novel Curley’s wife is a gorgeous woman who constantly shows her beauty to the males on the ranch. She dresses wrongly for a female wed to the boss’s kid. She had full, roughed lips and broad spaced eyes, her fingernails are red and her hair hangs in little rolled clusters, like sausages”. (p34 Steinbeck 2006). Curley’s wife constantly roams around the cattle ranch in look for someone to talk to. However, the ranch employees remain careful of her as they think she will just provide difficulty. Curley’s better half is separated, self taken in and a dreamer. Curley doesn’t appear to have any respect for his spouse at all, Sweet tells George (Steinbeck p30) why Curley wears just one glove on his hand which is taken in Vaseline so it is kept soft for his better half and George discovers this disgusting.
This is degrading to her as she is simply there for his pleasure. She is simply a partner who is a trophy to show off for this reason the stating ‘prize better half’. Dreams are greatly associated with this book. Like many characters in the book, Curley’s other half likewise has a dream. She imagines being a film star. She appears to be attempting to get the males into problem however her dreams and aggravations show that she is lonesome like the other individuals on the cattle ranch. She hated her training, so when a man told her she had the potential to be a film star and he would be in touch, finally she found an escape.
However, being a young naive lady like she was, she fell for his story and she never heard or even saw the guy once again. Rather of Hollywood and all its glam, she ended up marrying young and getting trapped on the cattle ranch. Being the only female there and no one to speak with makes you stress with her and soften towards her and feel her isolation. Curley is not thinking about her dream and there is only one person she informs her dream to which is Lennie. I think she tells ennie because she knows he doesn’t comprehend what’s going on and it goes through one ear and out the other however a minimum of she’s telling someone her dream even if they don’t rather comprehend but ironically the one person she tells is the exact same individual who takes it away for excellent. John Steinbeck makes very good use of dreams throughout the novel. Each character is shown to have greater depth than we might have anticipated and we have the ability to see how lonesome and dissatisfied their lives are through the quite modest aspirations that they have.
The men appear to desire security in their lives whereas Curley’s better half wishes to escape from the monotony and lonesomeness that surrounds her and eliminate the title ‘Curley’s partner’. Although Curley’s other half might be considered static, she does not change throughout the unique Curley’s spouse is important to the plot. For that reason, she is not just “unnamed” because she is unimportant. Curley’s other half is unnamed for numerous reasons. She is very first and for most not worthy of a name. A name suggests that a relationship can exist.
Curley’s other half is not capable of a relationship; she is not deserving. With a name also comes identification and familiarity. If we were to feel any sort of empathy for Curley’s wife, we may not comprehend or value Lennie’s function in her death. We may in fact care that she is dead. There is also the historical role of ladies in society. As a writer of social problems, Steinbeck wants the reader to recognize the inferior role of females on the planet. The absence of name benches Curley’s better half to insignificant status.
She is not as important as the males in the story. Curley’s spouse is really flirtatious. In fact she is so flirty that the farmers refer to her as ‘having the eye’. The males see her in the ranch as the cause of many problems like her other half’s brief heated mindset and the worry that they will be sacked. But as the story will reach its climax, she begins to add more intricacy to her own character by letting Lennie in on her dreams, what she is everything about. Here she reveals that she does not have the eye at all however she is simply lonely.
She says that she dislikes Curley since he is constantly upset and so she comes around the farm to escape and discover someone that she can speak with. In this conversation with Lennie she tells him the dream that she had for herself. She dreamed of ending up being a famous actress and she would have wanted to live in Hollywood. However just like a number of the other characters her dream went unrealised. So rather of being an actress living an attractive life in Hollywood, she is stuck living in a ranch with an other half that she truly doesn’t like, residing in a ranch full of loneliness not havin