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In the novel Of Mice and Menby John Steinbeck there is only one woman and she goes by the name of Curleys wife which really is not much of a name at all Curleys wife is the epitome of the image of a woman beautiful sexual and underestimated She is portrayed as an unintelligent simple being with a great dream while the others see her as an evil shallow woman who is only there to distract the working men Women are deemed oppressed and Steinbeck proves this theory by making Curleys wife only an object for the men to look at forcing her to use her sexuality to achieve her dreams and by leaving her namelessCurleys wife is a beautiful woman who enjoys being made up doing her hair and wearing fabulous outfits that are not particularly appropriate for life on the farm The men of the farm see her as a harlot or a tart as she is more commonly called in the book Well I think Curleys marrieda tart 28 George advises Lennie to stay away from Curleys wife as she can get him into much trouble because if Curley sees them together he might get the wrong idea and go after poor Lennie They speak about her as if she is only an object and does not have her own feelings She is only a trophy on Curleys shelf of life achievementsHer beauty and lack of intelligence allow her to be taken advantage of by men especially the man who tell her that she could become a star She is positive that he could have made her into someone famous who would be in movies and magazines and live the good life when she states I tell ya I could of went with shows Not jus one neither An a guy tol me he could put me in pitchers 78 Although she speaks boastingly about her talents and her beauty in reality
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