Metacognitive Journal: Of Mice and Men p. 77 to p.81 (Ch.4) By John Steinbeck
While I was reading, I felt sorry for Curley’s wife but I also despise her attitude at the same time. Even though I feel bad for her life, she was not such a nice person. Curley’s wife was young and pretty; she could’ve achieved a lot more things in her life. She could have become an actress in Hollywood and pursue her dreams. She ended up marrying Curly to escape her ol’ lady, but it ended all her life long dreams and hopes. It almost seems like she was trapped inside an invisible cage. She doesn’t like Curley. She gets bored of him bragging about the fights he’s going to have. Curley’s wife deserves a better life that this. She would’ve made something out of herself if she didn’t marry Curley. Even though Curley’s wife is trapped, she was really mean to Crooks. Crooks never done anything to her; she keeps getting others in to trouble by talking to them causing Curley to get mad. Crooks just ask her to leave his room because people are tired of her appearing everywhere stirring up trouble. Instead of leaving to cause no conflict, Curley’s wife ended up threatening to frame Crooks and get him killed. It was a really cruel act. This shows the injustice whites had toward African Americans. They are all people, but the whites got an advantage over the African Americans. If Curley’s wife yelled that Crooks raped her, even though it’s false, Crooks would be lynched right away. It is not justice at all for the Africans Americans. People didn’t have equal rights and it could lead them to death. Curley’s wife mentioning to lynch Crooks is just horrible. It shows that she could be cold-hearted and brutal. At first, I felt really sorry for Curley’s wife because of her trapped, lonely life. Then when I read about her threatening to lynch Crooks, that sorriness disappeared and was replaced by anger. I felt mad about the ways African Americans were treated back then. It was not fair at all. They...
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