How Does Curley's Wife Change Throughout The Novel

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Of Mice and Men Analysis A companion is someone who “shares the experiences of another, especially when these are unpleasant.” Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck introduces two friends, George and Lennie, who are always looking out for each other. They dream the impossible, but become determined to work because of it during the Depression. Steinbeck portrays the importance of a companion through Curley’s wife, Crooks, and Lennie. Curley’s wife displays the ruthful life of being a woman. She was treated with hate and scorn and was thought of as a troublemaker. George considers her a “jail bait all set on the trigger” thinking that her motive is to flirt with guys all day because she is a woman. Consequently, she was ignored by all the men and was lonely. If she had a companion or just someone to talk with, she wouldn’t be ignored by people or go talk with workers. Even Crooks thought that he was superior than Curley’s wife although Curley’s wife had more power. Also, throughout the novel, Curley’s wife was only known as “Curley’s wife”, she was called by a name unlike the other characters shown throughout the story. This illustrates how lowly women were treated during the time to not even be given a name and only a description. Curley’s wife is a symbol…show more content…
Always being segregated by other workers, Crooks displays the urgency of belonging. Crooks, the “negro stable buck, had his bunk in the harness room” demonstrates that Crooks was living in another room because of his race. No one was allowed into his room, and he was not allowed to visit another’s room. However, a visit from Lennie surprised him with glee showing how lonely he was to be delighted by Lennie’s presence. Also, Crooks was a “cripple” which was another reason for being discriminated. He was not able to work as much as Lennie, having a physical disability. Being discriminated for many reasons, having a sense of belonging was crucial for

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