Reflections on Visual Representation: Of Mice and Men

As a female, I was frustrated the method the novel made women out actively by utilizing words like tramp’, ‘pitch’ and tart’ and the way guys in the unique used them as woman of the streets, so my representation reveals the liberty and confinement of Curly partner– Eve offered her power in my representation due to the fact that her and the other females had none In the novel and Eve made the men all fairly insignificant In my representation because It wasn’t reasonable that they had all the power In the book.

I seemed like Curlers better half resembled a caged bird In the novel since she desperately wanted to leave from her life, but just could not. This is why I utilized a birdcage as the cost dominant thing in my representation.

It is sparkles since I wanted it to look enticing since Curlers better half was drawn into weding Curler due to the fact that she believed that marriage would give her freedom. The bride-to-be’s veil hanging on the outside of the birdcage emphasizes that her hopes and dreams were out of reach which marriage was central to her being trapped.

Black chains are likewise wrapped around the shimmers cage, which makes her even more confined than Just being in the cage. A mans clothes and stovepipe hat sits over the veil, chains and the cage door, which reveals hat men, and specifically rich men like Curly and his father are the most effective, have one of the most liberty In the unique, and are the ones who trap and confine other less effective individuals. Bird’s feathers in the cage are a metaphor for Curler’s partner who resembles a confined bird, and the reality that they are popping out the side of the cage shows that she is frantically attempting to escape.

Just like a bird is totally free to fly where ever it likes, her dreams were complimentary once, now they are caged. Curlers partner, the woman of the streets and the woman at a loss dress are all anonymous in the novel Much like the bird in the cage– we now it is a bird since we can see its feathers, however we can’t actually see what type of bird it is. Even so, the plumes are black which has two symbolic significances, first of all black symbolizes her misery and death, and the method the plumes are scattered all over advises me of the description of the frenzy before her murder and of her dead limp body.

Black Is also the color associated with evil and the author constructs her as a sank/flirt who Is attempting to corrupt males. Eve Consisted of one tiny single plume with lovely red spots on it, which shows the method the guys treat her bathroom plume is also like Curly spouse’s hair– it is soft which lures Ellen to touch it which ultimately causes him killing her. Likewise, the red spotted feather resembles her dreams that are mainly hidden now that she is restricted in her marriage cage.

Red is connected with woman of the streets and was likewise the color of Curlers partner’s shoes and the red gown the girl was wearing who accused Ellen of rape, so in my representation, I have actually made it a feminine color. The red spotted plume also shows Curlers better half’s dynamic character that we understand more when she explains how she might have en a motion picture star. The quote ‘An a man tool me he could put me in pitchers … On sparkly paper backs this up and is shown in strong lettering to demonstrate how forcefully she stated the words, however Eve cut them in half on the poster to make the words hard to understand Just like in the novel when she spoke them to Ellen, he could not actually comprehend her which again stresses how caught and alone she was. This idea is revealed again in another quote ‘Satisfy night. Everyone out doing’ osmosis. Everybody! An’ what am I put on? Standing’ here talking’ to a bunch of bindle stiffs’ which highlights that the guys are all out and have friends, however she is not permitted to have either.

The black font style is damaged Just like she confesses that she is damaged through this rhetorical question. Nevertheless, Ellen and Scoundrel are also left out and restricted and they are revealed on my representation as stick figures/’bindle stiffs’ connected to this quote who I positioned at the beyond my picture, Just like they are at the outside of society. They have strange square heads and irregular bodies to reveal that they are different to the other powerful guys represented by the match and stovepipe hat on he cage in the middle of the representation, and the males in the newspaper article in the background.

Vibrant, red, glossy swirls are radiating from the cage and heading upwards which resembles the singing/chirping bird due to the fact that Curly wife was always trying to be happy and talk to the guys due to the fact that she was caught and lonesome. These red swirls floating up also represent the flexibility of dreams. However people can’t understand birds much like the guys couldn’t comprehend Curlers other half’s solitude which is also revealed by a clump of red letters that are Jumbled up in a small pile barely noticeable on the eight hand side of the cage.

The Jumbled letters are separate from the guys’s words, which are shown as colorful ‘pleased words, all Collaborated due to the fact that they are all free to socialize with each other. Nevertheless, the men’s words face inwards in a circle which shows their social circle and represents the method they keep her out and caught in her cage. Curlers better half is omitted from the friendships and restricted to her unhappy life on the cattle ranch since she is female, and because she is the one in charge’s wife. By Paris Whittaker Year 11