mice When John Steinbeck composed of mice and men, he showed there was a lot of inequality during the 1930’s. This essay will try to portray the inequality of women in Steinbeck’s novel. George the primary character of the story, very first sets his eyes on Curley’s wife, his preliminary impression of her is that he has “never ever seen no piece of jail bait even worse than her” (Steinbeck 2006 p36).
In the novel Curley’s other half is a lovely lady who continuously shows her charm to the men on the ranch. She dresses inappropriately for a female wed to in charge’s kid. She had full, roughed lips and large spaced eyes, her fingernails are red and her hair hangs in little rolled clusters, like sausages”. (p34 Steinbeck 2006). Curley’s better half always wanders around the ranch in look for someone to speak with. Nevertheless, the ranch employees stay cautious of her as they believe she will only provide difficulty. Curley’s spouse is separated, self taken in and a dreamer. Curley does not appear to have any regard for his wife at all, Sweet informs George (Steinbeck p30) why Curley wears only one glove on his hand which is taken in Vaseline so it is kept soft for his other half and George discovers this horrible.
This is deteriorating to her as she is just there for his satisfaction. She is simply a wife who is a prize to display thus the stating ‘trophy better half’. Dreams are greatly associated with this book. Like many characters in the book, Curley’s better half likewise has a dream. She dreams of being a film star. She seems attempting to get the males into problem but her dreams and frustrations show that she is lonesome like the other people on the ranch. She hated her upbringing, so when a guy informed her she had the possible to be a film star and he would be in touch, lastly she found an escape.
Nevertheless, being a young ignorant lady like she was, she succumbed to his story and she never heard or perhaps saw the person once again. Rather of Hollywood and all its glam, she ended up marrying young and getting trapped on the ranch. Being the only lady there and nobody to speak with makes you emphasise with her and soften towards her and feel her solitude. Curley is not thinking about her dream and there is only one person she informs her dream to and that is Lennie. I believe she tells ennie due to the fact that she understands he doesn’t understand what’s going on and it goes through one ear and out the other however at least she’s telling someone her dream even if they do not quite understand but ironically the a single person she informs is the same person who takes it away for excellent. John Steinbeck makes great use of dreams throughout the novel. Each character is revealed to have greater depth than we might have expected and we are able to see how lonesome and dissatisfied their lives are through the quite modest aspirations that they have.
The men seem to want security in their lives whereas Curley’s better half wants to escape from the boredom and lonesomeness that surrounds her and get rid of the title ‘Curley’s other half’. Although Curley’s other half might be thought about fixed, she does not change throughout the novel Curley’s better half is essential to the plot. Therefore, she is not just “unnamed” since she is unimportant. Curley’s wife is unnamed for a number of factors. She is very first and for the majority of not worthwhile of a name. A name implies that a relationship can exist.
Curley’s wife is not efficient in a relationship; she is not deserving. With a name likewise comes recognition and familiarity. If we were to feel any sort of empathy for Curley’s spouse, we might not understand or value Lennie’s function in her death. We might actually care that she is dead. There is likewise the historical role of females in society. As an author of social concerns, Steinbeck desires the reader to acknowledge the inferior role of women worldwide. The lack of name demotes Curley’s wife to insignificant status.
She is not as important as the males in the story. Curley’s partner is extremely flirtatious. In reality she is so flirtatious that the farmers describe her as ‘having the eye’. The males see her in the ranch as the cause of many problems like her spouse’s brief heated mindset and the fear that they will be sacked. However as the story will reach its climax, she begins to include more intricacy to her own character by letting Lennie in on her dreams, what she is all about. Here she exposes that she doesn’t have the eye at all but she is simply lonesome.
She says that she dislikes Curley due to the fact that he is constantly upset and so she occurs the farm to get away and find someone that she can speak to. In this conversation with Lennie she informs him the dream that she had for herself. She dreamed of ending up being a popular starlet and she would have wanted to live in Hollywood. But much like many of the other characters her dream went unrealised. So rather of being an actress living an attractive life in Hollywood, she is stuck residing in a ranch with a hubby that she actually does not like, residing in a ranch filled with loneliness not havin