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Being the only woman on a ranch is a very lonely life In John Steinbecks Of Mice and Men although many people on the ranch are lonely the author uses Curleys wife to portray special loneliness Curleys wifes values of wanting companionship wanting to be approved by others and wanting to be loved show that she suffers from terrible loneliness and she wants some one who will talk to her and care about her First Curleys wife wants companionship Curleys wife said Think I dont like to talk to somebody ever once in awhile77 She is very lonely because she has no one to talk to Curleys wife does not have the opportunity to talk to anyone including her husband Because Curleys wife has no one to talk too she is very lonely Second Curleys wife wants to be loved by someone Curleys wife said Sure I gotta husban You all seen him Swell guy aint he78 When she said that she was being sarcastic She knows that Curley really does not love her Because she knows that Curley does not love her she wants to find someone who will love her That is one of the reasons she keeps on flirting with other men Third she wants to be approved by other people For that reason the author says that she took Lennies hand and put it on her head Then Curleys wife said to Lennie Feel right around there an see how soft it is90 She did that to get approval from Lennie by showing him something soft that she had Most of all she wants to get Lennies approval because she is lonely In conclusion the book portrays loneliness especially the loneliness of a woman on a ranch in California during the Depression One of the main examples of loneliness is Curleys wife In the end her values of wanting to be loved
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