To What Extent Do You Sympathize Curley's Wife?

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To what extent do you sympathize Curley’s wife?

I don’t sympathize Curley’s wife, as the way she talks is very arrogant and mean. The quotation “Think I don’t know where they all went?” shows that she doesn’t want to be looked down on. She is trying to make up for the fact that she doesn’t know where Curley and the others have gone to. She thinks it will be embarrassing when Lennie, Candy and Crooks these kind of “weak” people know something that she doesn’t. She likes to show off in front of people and what she enjoys is applause and adoration, or even worship from others. Being in the center is what matters the most for Curley’s wife. I can tell by the quotation “ An’ a guy tol’ me he could put me in pitchers…’” “An’ what am I doin’? Standin’ here talkin’ to a bunch of bindle stiffs – a nigger an’ a dum-dum and a lousy ol’ sheep.” clearly shows her distain toward Lennie by calling him a “dum-dum”, Crooks by calling him a “nigger” and Candy by calling him a “lousy ol’ sheep”, when they all have names. She is very disrespectful and thinks they have lower status than her. The quotation “Baloney, I seen too many you guys, if you had two bits in the worl’, why you’d be in gettin’ two shots of corn with it and suckin’ the bottom of the glass. I know you guys.” shows she is quite mean and she doesn’t respect others’ dreams and goals. She treats the others as a joke, what she cares is herself . She didn’t believe Lennie when Lennie was telling her how he got bruises. She made fun of Lennie by saying “Ok, Machine. I’ll talk to you later. I like machines.” They way she treats Crooks is also extremely disrespectful, the quotation “ ‘Listen nigger, you know what I can do to you if you open your trap?’” and “Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” She treats them as her minions or even toys. When Curley’s wife doesn’t have words to argue back, she always shout --- “ ‘Tell an’ be damned,’ she cried, ‘...
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