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Important Quotes said by Curley's Wife

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Transcript of Important Quotes said by Curley's Wife

Curley's Wife
Analysis

By: Tyler Allgor, Kerri Olsen, and Matt Papay
"You know what I can
do to you if you open your trap"(Steinbeck 80).
This is when CUrley's wife is telling Lennie that she doesnt like Curley and that she could have had a much better life if she didn't marry him.
Important Quotes
Defining Characteristics
Lonely
"I tell you I ain't used to livin' like this. I coulda made somethin' of myself." (Steinbeck 88)
She is lonely on the ranch and all she wants is someone to talk to and all the men deny her. They call her a slut, but she isn't. The only person who talks to her with comfort is Lennie.
This is when Curly's wife is saying that she could have become an actress or a singer if she didn't marry Curly and have to live on the ranch.
A Woman's Place in the World


Curley's wife is the only woman on the ranch and always tries to avoid Curley but than needs someone to talk to. All the men on the ranch know that if they do something wrong, she will tell Curley right when she hears about it.
Flirty
Curley's wife is always flirting with the other men on the ranch. She always goes into the bunkhouse looking for Curley, so that she can talk to the men.
Curley's wife wanted to be an actress in Hollywood. She was going to receive letter from a man in Hollywood who told her that he would make her dreams come true. She never received the letter and she thinks that her mom stole the letter.
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Well I ain't told this to nobody before. Maybe I ought'n to. I dont like Curley. He ain't a nice fella..." (Steinbeck 89)
Theme:
Loneliness

Hopeful
A theme for Curley's wife is loneliness because the whole time on the ranch, everybody would say that she was a bad person, but all she wanted was a friend.
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