Of mice and men

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Steinbeck wrote the novel, ‘Of Mice and Men’, in a period where the America, by living in a social and moral decline on the era 1930. The novel approach themes like racism, porvety homelessness,exploitation , loneless, taking dreams, several social class in failure. Curley’s wife is define on this novel as a beautiful and danger girl, that had her dream of become a Hollywood Star silent bythe also dreamer, Lennie; on this time a smallest and totally opposite of Curley’wife dream, which result in his death too.
The Autor describes her desire as a surreal world, quoting in text hercombination of her clothes and showing us how she behaves in front of the workers in the ranch , where the novel is happens. ‘ She had full, rouged lips’…’heavily made up. Her fingers nails werered’…’she wore a cotton house dress and red mules,on the insteps of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers’. And ‘ She put her hands behind her back and leaned against the door frame so that her bodywas thrown forward’. We can see how Curley’s wife is trying to attract the attention towards her by using her body language and wearing the red mules with red ostrich feathers in it. The red colouralso, foreshadows by the Steinbeck, how danger Curley’s wife will represent in the course of the novel.
Steibeck also portrays the woman in a misogynist society, reporting on text how desperate byattention Curley’s wife was. She found herself in a deep and awful loneliness,’ I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely’, after trying to talk with the workers in ranch and be reject bythem.They don’t have any respect for her, treating her as ‘Tramp’…’a tart’… ‘ a loo loo’. These workers also are helpless in their dreams ,with an advantage; they had the opportunity to share their dreamslike friends as Candy says in this passage: ‘ An’ we got fren’s, that’s what we got’. Only Lennie , despite advised by George for back off of Curley’s wife, was involved by her beauty. The...
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