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How Does Steinbeck Present Curley's Wife
Steinbeck indicates through Curley’s wife’s attention seeking personality throughout the book that women in general are disrespected on their gender rather than their capabilities or personality resulting in a loss of identity and putting up a façade. Curley’s wife represents not all, but most women in the early 1900s, she is overlooked upon by the men on the ranch so she uses her looks to get their attention. She simply does this because she is lonely and has nothing else to do.

Lennie and George were in the bunkhouse when they first meet Curley’s wife. After she’s gone George shares his thoughts about her, he says, “’ Ranch with a bunch of guys on it ain’t no place for a girl, ‘specially like her’” (Steinbeck 51). The men on the ranch

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