Curley’s wife has no name and seem to not be givien no importantance. As the only woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife is lonely and sad. In the novel they don’t portray women in the best matters. They treat women with despite in the whole novel. Women seem to drive them mad and only bring trouble towards them. In curley’s wife case she seem to be all those charactierisctics.
She reminices of unhappiness in her marriage because her husband seems to care little for her, and is really more interested in talking about himself than anything else. Which seems like something she is impossible to intake. She is so self-obessed and loves to talk about her self whenever possible. She flirts deliberately with the ranch hands and does little to hide these flirtations from her husband. Knowingly causing the ranch hands to suffer Curley’s hot-headed, glove-wearing wrath.
Even though she is a very pretty her attitude isn’t close to it. She was very vulnerable always being seen and called a “tramp” and “tart” it must be hard to be her. Which is why I feel like she preys on weakness, it’s the only time she feels empowered. She is always picking on Candy’s incapacitated age, the color of Crooks’s skin and Lennie’s mental handicap. Curley’s wife, like Lennie, has no ability to self-evaluate. Unlike Lennie, she doesn’t have the excuse of being mentally slow.
She is a women who thinks of more than her surroundings has a dream even though she’s deeply dissatified with her life. Curley’s wife likes to talk about her lost opportunities. She always tells about her encounter with a traveling actor who told her she could join their show. Also likes to talk about how she got an offer to go to Hollywood but swears on her life that her mother stole the letter. She would never realize that men weren’t really interested in her talent at all. She’s just self-obsessed, and unable to judge herself and her position honestly. It is not coincidental that she ends up losing her life because she didn’t want Lennie to mess up her hair.