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Portrayal of Curley's Wife by Mind Map: Portrayal of Curley's Wife
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Portrayal of Curley's Wife

Hook – “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley” (Robert Burns, “To a Mouse”) Thesis – In the book Of Mice and Men, the author, John Steinbeck, depicts what he thinks about all women when he shows Curley’s wife as a flirtatious, vain, and innocent woman who is alienated, desperate, powerful and disappointed with what she has.

Flirtatious, vain but innocent

Fancies Slim

Starts screaming when lennie starts messing up her hair

"Look out, you'll muss it." (91)

Allows lennie to touch her hair

"'I like to pet nice things with my fingers, sof' things.' She was a little bit reassured. 'Well, who don't?' she said. 'Ever'body likes that. I like to feel silk an' velvet. Do you like to feel velvet?'" (90)


Only woman on the ranch

Is 'separated' from her husband

Is nameless


Wants someone other than Curley

"'Well, I ain't told this to nobody before. Maybe I ought'n to. I don't like Curley.'" (89)

Wanted to talk with someone

Wants material objects (clothes)

"'Coulda been in the movies, an' had nice clothes--all them nice clothes like they wear. An' I coulda sat in them big hotels, an' had pitchers took of me. When they had them previews I coulda went to them, an' spoke in the radio, an' it wouldn'ta cost me a cent because I was in the pitcher. An' all them nice clothes like they wear.'" (89)


Can have anyone lynched

Can have people do things for her

Dont want to be seen talking to her by Curley


Once was scammed by a guy (movies)

"''Nother time I met a guy, an' he was in pitchers. Went out to the Riverside Dance Palace with him. He says he was gonna put me in the moviews. Says I was a natural. Soon's he got back to Hollywood he was gonna write to me about it. [...] Because this guy said I was a natural.'" (88-89)

Nobody to talk to

Does not like Curley's glove