It eats away at people slowly, gradually tearing them limb from limb. It is a virus that send some people insane, some turn senile, it sorts the strong characters from the weak and it can devastate lives. In the book "of Mice and Men" I am going to look at 3 different characters and compare them and how they cope with this disease. Not only this but how this affects them, their hopes and their dreams.
You never learn the name of Curley's wife, which shows how she is thought of in the farm. I think she is regarded as one of Curley's possessions. She is always heavily made up and sometimes dressed up. She mostly wears sexy clothes, which attracts the farm workers. She had full rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her finger-nails were red. Her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages. I think that all of this shows that she spends a lot of time on her own and that she doesn't go out much. But when she does go out of the house to talk to ranch workers she tries to make an impression by using make-up etc. "She's purty," said Lennie, "Yeah and she's sure hidin it." George says sarcastically. George means that Curley's wife wants the attention of everyone. She wants everyone to notice her and to fancy her.
Curley's wife is seen by some as "jail-bait". This means she is very provocative, she dresses herself up to attract some ranch workers and then Curley would duff them up or get them canned. This is not what necessarily happens but it is what all the workers believe what will happen is they do anything to her. This is why George warns Lennie away from Curley's wife. "Dont you even take a look at that bitch. I dont care what she says and what she does I never seen a piece of jail-bait worse than her. You leave her be." George warns Lennie away just in case he gets to close to her and Curley gets annoyed and starts a fight with him.
I think that she is very lonely.