Unanswered Questions. Curley’s wife is the only female character who is directly featured in the novel.

She stands in the doorway ‘looking in.’ This puts her immediately in place as the outsider, always looking in, never part of … When Candy talks about Curley’s wife he thinks that Curleys has married a “tart”. ‘Well – she got the eye…Well I think Curley’s married… a tart.’ Despite Steinbeck’s rendering, Curley’s wife emerges as a relatively complex and interesting character. Also when he says “she’s got the eye” which means that she has given the other men on the ranch a look, like a look of poison to keep then under her spell. Of Mice and Men – key quotes and notes – Curley’s Wife The reader’s first impression of Curley’s Wife comes from Candy in section 2 – page 49. The audience, notably younger than usual Broadway theatergoers, dependably erupts with laughter, and as that subsides, George threatens Lennie, his lovable, mentally disabled friend, "Don't … Curley’s wife goes into the bunkhouse to look for her husband but i think that she goes into the bunkhouse to be noisy and to flirt with George and Lennie. Reply. Important Quotes “Of mice and men” ... “Well, I think Curley’s married … a tart”, Candy gives us an insight into the character of Curley’s wife, pg 29 “Hide in the brush by the river”, the plan to hide if Lennie gets into trouble, pg 32 “Ain’t many guys travel around together”, he mused.

Comment by mudisfun10 April 29, 2007 @ 8:53 pm. Her face returned to being "sweet and young" and the "discontent and the ache for attention were all gone from her face." Quotes from curleys wife about her dream? Curley’s wife is a prime example of how Steinbeck presents women; she is the most prominent woman in the book, so there are more citations about her. George of the famous duo leading John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men exclaims with disdain after first meeting Curley's wife, the newly married young woman living on the ranch. Curley’s wife’s first appearance happens soon after George and Lennie hear about her.

13 We also realise that the other men on the ranch will never know how nice and caring Curley’s wife was and they will always remember her as trouble and a tart. However, her husband Curley sees her as only a possession. "Jesus, what a tramp!" Flashcards in Key Quotations/ideas - Curley's Wife Deck (16) 1 ... "tart" 5)"tramp" 3 What does Curley's wife say about herself, Lennie, crooks and candy? She is being quite flirty with the other men. In Of Mice & Men, the character Curley’s Wife is depicted as flirtatious, promiscuous, and insensitive. Curley’s wife being a tart in a way got here killed because she was messing with lennie who didn’t know his stengths. Although her purpose is rather simple in the book’s opening pages—she is the “tramp,” “tart,” and “bitch” that threatens to destroy male happiness and longevity—her appearances later in the novella become more complex.