Steinbeck uses the description of red about curley’s wife to show she could be some kind of danger steinbeck says “she had full, rouged lips and wide- spaced eyes, heavily made up her fingernails were red. Curley's wife, like the other players in the drama, is simply a character type and the only woman in the plot she is defined by her role: curley's wife or possession george and candy call her by other names such as jailbait or tart she wears too much makeup and dresses like a whore with red fingernails and red shoes with ostrich feathers. Before curley’s wife makes her first appearance, her personality is emphasised by candy who gives us a prejudice description of her “purty, but she got the eye” this shows us that she is attractive though isn’t very loyal and will flirt with anyone. Curley’s wife - the only female character in the story, curley’s wife is never given a name and is only mentioned in reference to her husband the men on the farm refer to her as a “tramp,” a “tart,” and a “looloo.
Curley’s wife was used to depict women as the ones who threatened the happiness and well-being of men denying curley’s wife a name was an integral part in the writing of of mice and men (c) raquel bracey, december 2012. Curley's wife drive and motivation curley's wife is the only woman in the novel, and the only character who doesn't have a name from the beginning of the story she appears as a trophy wife, a pretty woman with little else to offer other than her beauty. Curleys’ wife curleys’ wife is a complex character with multiple layers in the novella “of mice and men” through the story our perception of curlers’ wife changes without her actually changing she is portrayed as both a villain and a victim.
Documents similar to of mice and men curleys wife how does steinbeck present the theme of death in uploaded by chan long hin derek english project of mice and men uploaded by master morpeth of mice and men questions uploaded by jonholland if and prayer before birth uploaded by akshaya rajangam. Curley is the son of the ranch boss, so he's got a big head—which doesn't quite match up with his body he used to be a lightweight fighter, and he just can't let go of the life: he picks fights just to prove himself on the ranch among other bigger (and better) men. Of mice and men is a novella written by author john steinbeck fearing that his age is making him useless, he seizes on george’s description of the farm he and lennie will have, offering his life’s savings if he can join george and lennie in owning the land. The description of how curley's wife looks and its intended effect on the men while she is alive is reflection of the shallowness intrinsic to human beings this is replaced with something more.
Curley's wife, in john steinbeck's novel of mice and men, is an example of how the reader's perception of a character can change without the character actually changing she could be symbolic of women everywhere who are repressed by male-centered societies. Summarize candy's description of curley's wife she's pretty, but, she's got the eye she gives the eye to a couple of the ranch workers when curley isn't looking. Curley's wife has a lot of names, but we can't repeat any of them in mixed company let's just call her trouble: she's a good-looking woman who knows it, wearing makeup, form-fitting dresses, and ostrich-feathered high heels. The only female character in the novel, and curley 's wife the men on the ranch call her a tart because she flirts with them they consider her dangerous because her attention might cause them to get fired, or worse.
Steinbeck's description of curley's wife presents her as a very sexual character this is suggested through the fact that 'her fingernails were red' red is a colour associated with danger, but also with love and passion the message we get is that she is a dangerous character and one not to be. Unfortunately, the foreman of the ranch, curley (casey siemaszko), enjoys tormenting lennie, while curley's frustrated wife (sherilyn fenn) entices lennie with her sexual allure. Curleys wife in chapter 4 of of mice and men curleys wife in chapter 4 of of mice and men 1 what does curley’s wife mean when she says, ‘they left all the weak ones here’ 2 state the three things that you think are most significant about curley’s wife’s character, situation or behaviour in this chapter extension: there are. In this passage, steinbeck uses two main techniques to present curley’s wife: the symbolism of colour and his description of her the symbolism of the colour red cannot escape us: she has ‘rouged’ lips and ‘red’ fingernails her mules are red and they are covered with ‘red’ ostrich feathers.
Curley's wife is a complex, main character in john steinbeck's novella, of mice and men she is introduced at the beginning and ultimately causes the end of the novella, her naivity and flirtatiousness leading to her inevitable death at the hand of lennie, confused and scared by her forwardness and eventual unrest. In this lesson, we will look at the character of curley's wife, from ''of mice and men'', and how she is depicted as an eve-like temptress and manipulator. Curley whimpers like a baby and cries helplessly with the pain when lennie kills curley's wife, curley sees this as his opportunity for revenge in his meanness, he tells carlson to aim for lennie's gut so that lennie will suffer.