Comparing Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Curley’s Wife, George, and Lennie Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck talks about Curley’s Wife, George, and Lennie. (Steinbeck). Curley’s Wife is lonely, and because of this, she causes problems for Lennie. According to Jones, “The girl--Curley's wife--who is to become the inadvertent cause of Lennie's troubles, has made the mistake of marrying the boss's son when what she really wanted was to go to Hollywood and become a movie star. She finds her life devoid of the comfort of fellow creatures, and that loneliness drives her out to the barn where Lennie is hiding a puppy he's just destroyed by petting it too passionately” (Jones). Curley’s wife had long blond hair and was very lonely (Steinbeck). Kirk described curleys wife when he says ,“Steinbeck’s initial portrayal of Curley’s wife shows her to be a mean and seductive temptress” (Van Kirk). Steinbeck's fundamental goal was communication and understanding. He said, "I think that writing may be simply a method or technique for communication with other individuals; and its stimulus, the loneliness we are born to. In writing, perhaps we hope to achieve companionship” (McMurray). Setting Of Mice and Men in Soledad is appropriate. Soledad, meaning "lonely place" in…show more content…
We are in full sympathy with George when he makes this decision; still, we cannot help but feel at the same time that he is making a mistake, that he is doing something noble yet horrible and wasteful (of Candy's life as well as his own). Candy's "Poor bastard" this time applies to George, whom we leave alone, with the dead Lennie, at the end of the play”
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