Like curley’s wife, crooks is a disempowered character who turns his vulnerability into a weapon to attack those who are even weaker he plays a cruel game with lennie, suggesting to him that george is gone for good. On the ranch there is a well known woman merely referred to as ‘curley’s wife’ as the characters develop we find that she is not in fact the unimportant, nameless character we first perceive her as, but rather she is a relatively complex one, with much more to her than we first gather, causing us to feel sympathy for her later in the novel. Curley's wife, comparable to most other characters in the novel, is a type of character with little discrepancy, moreover being the only woman in novel curley’s wife is demonstrated by her position and part this part is however, being a possession of curley or a wife she is heavily insulted and.
The vulnerability of innocent characters in steinbeck's of mice and men 545 words 3 pages in the case of lennie, curley’s wife does not know what she is getting in for curley’s wife flirtatious nature is a harsh reality but as an innocent person get her in to trouble. Notice that curley's wife doesn't threaten to lynch crooks she threatens to get him lynched she has to do all her violence by proxy—and in the world of this novel, that makes her weak and despicable. Transcript of of mice and men chapter 5 of mice and men the vulnerability/dangers of companionship after curley's wife is killed, steinbeck illustrates: and the meanness and the plannings and the discontent and the ache for attention were all gone from her face she was very pretty and simple, and her face was sweet and young.
Curley’s wife emerges as a relatively complex and interesting character although her purpose is rather simple in the book’s opening pages—she is the “tramp,” “tart,” and “bitch” that threatens to destroy male happiness - her appearances later in the story become more complex. Of mice and men – curley’s wife analysis posted on 26/11/2014 by robert johnson my students asked, so i providedhere is an analysis based on quotes from the novella that i could find online, showing that it can be done fairly quickly. Best answer: candy is vulnerable with his missing hand and advancing age lennie is vulnerable due to his diminished intellect, crooks, because of his isolated existence, the fact he is black and is isolated away from the other men, curley's wife is vulnerable because she is a lone girl on a farm full of transients. The author as third person omniscient author (form and structure) suggests the vulnerability and innocence of curley’s wife a girl was standing there looking in ‘girl’ (language) suggests youth and innocence. Curley’s wife seems to sense, like crooks (who notes earlier that lennie is a good man to talk to), that because lennie doesn’t understand things, a person can say almost anything to him she confesses her unhappiness in her marriage, her lonely life, and her broken dreams in “a passion of communication.
In her moment of greatest vulnerability, curley s wife seeks out even greater weaknesses in others, preying upon lennie s mental handicap, candy s debilitating age, and the color of crooks s skin in order to steel herself against harm. Finally, steineck creates sympathy for curley’s wife in the way that he portrayed her death as her true vulnerability is unmasked ‘ever’one knowed you’d mess things up’ were the words from candy when left in the barn with her body. And colleen madden, as curley's lonely, selfish wife, strikes a balance between vulnerability and destructive power throughout mice, buckley's direction is nearly invisible the weariness of the travelers, the camaraderie of the men, the loneliness of la shawn banks' cynical stable hand — it all feels organic. Analysis chapter 5 is filled with characters whose thoughts can be described very precisely: lennie's fear, curley wife's musings and then her terror, george's stoic acceptance, curley's meanness, and candy's despondency. In the situation of lennie’s strength versus curley’s wife sexuality, lennies strength results in his demise just as curley’s wife sexuality did ostensibly curley’s wife is capable of exuding a huge sexuality, but she combines it with innocence, vulnerability and an inability to enjoy sex.
In her moment of greatest vulnerability, curley’s wife seeks out even greater weaknesses in others, preying upon lennie’s mental handicap, candy’s debilitating age, and the color of crooks’s skin in order to steel herself against harm crooks. Curley’s wife is described throughout the novel as a very attractive woman, who has full roughed lips and wide spaced eyes, heavily made up she had red fingernails and her hair was in curls like sausage curley’s words 587 - pages 3 of mice and men essay vulnerability by trying to build herself up stronger by exploiting the weaknesses. Curley's wife represents the harsh normalcy of treatment towards females during the 1930's he cleverly paints her as an example of how the reader's perception of a character can change without the character actually changing. Like curley’s wife, crooks is disempowered, but turns his vulnerability into a weapon to attack those who are even weaker crooks begins to pick on lennie, suggesting george won’t come home, and a slight mean streak is exposed that has probably developed after being alone for so long. Testing for vulnerability to brain injury: what if genetic testing could identify those who are at higher risk of poor outcomes from traumatic brain injury recognized early, such a predisposition might prompt one to take up tennis rather than football, to forswear motorcycles for cars with excellent safety ratings, to pursue a career, say, in.
Of mice and men sample exam paper (a)commentary on curley’s wife speech and behaviour curley’s wife is introduced in this extract in quite a theatrical way steinbeck immediately draws attention to her loud and garish appearance (‘bright cotton dress’, ‘red ostrich feathers’. Curley’s wife as the only present female character in the story, steinbeck’s ideas and conceptualizations involving women are expressed through curley’s wife she is portrayed as a tramp and a temptress, always looking to cause some trouble with her sexuality. Of mice and men : a coggle diagram george (responsible for lennie and strong and smart), candy (an old man who lives/works on the ranch) and curley`s wife), lennie killed curleys wife, george killed lennie, lennie and the mouse, theme (the great depression, symbolizes lennie's vulnerability. Because of this, curley’s wife exposes herself too much and may face the consequences of this from lennie because of her vulnerability not only this, but curley’s wife is vulnerable because she has no name which in a sense, to me, suggests that she has no strong identity on the ranch and is treated as a social accessory, like candy’s dog.
Is it possible that in the wake of the financial crisis and the world trade center attacks we have responded culturally to a justifiable feeling of physical and economic vulnerability by becoming more protective of our children. In her moment of greatest vulnerability, curley’s wife seeks out even greater weaknesses in others, preying upon lennie’s mental handicap, candy’s debilitating age, and the colour of crooks’s skin in order to steel herself against harm. Describe curley based on his words and actions, as well as the other characters’ feelings about him what does his choice of wife and his way of dealing with her show about him what ideas and messages do you think the narrator wants to convey through his character.
I agree with hannah on that point that curley’s wife is the only woman on the ranch so by flirting with the workers,give her a sense of power over them to cover up her vulnerability. At the beginning, curley's wife seemed like a very strong, independent woman, but she definitely had a big weakness-her vulnerability although it showed that she was an actual human being and not just a tramp or a tart, it also made her a little weaker to the rest of the men when before, she had the power to seduce them.