‘Crooks stared hopelessly at her, and then he sat down on his bunk and drew into himself’. What she meaning by saying this is that she could get him arrested for numerous things one main thing that she can get him arrested for is rape, this is related to the scoots burg case in 1931, what had happened was that nine young black men were accused of raping two white women on a train. After a series of trials, four of the men were sentenced to long prison sentences – even though prominent lawyers argued that the accusations were false, later it was discovered that the women were lying.
in that time no one would believe a black person everyone would believe the white girls over the black person and wouldn’t believe the black person, and if in jury the black men wouldn’t have any evidence of not doing what they where accused of they would be hanged to death. Another thing is that some white men formed vigilante groups to intimidate and even murder blacks, if some one would accuse a black person about any thing the white men would go after them. Right up till the 1950s it was common for black men to be accused of assaulting white women on the basis of little or no evidence.
Steinbeck’s purpose in including crooks as a character is because he wants to show how black men where treated in that time, in the story it is shown how he is segregated from the other white men, he isn’t aloud to play any inside games with the other men on the ranch, no one really wants to talk to him, he’s showing that how lonely life was if you had a different race. Curlys wife Curlys wife’s dream is to be a Hollywood film star, in the story she is seduced by a film star, the quote which shows this is” other time I met a guy, an’ he was in pitchers.
Went out to the riverside dance palace with him. He says he was gonna put me in the movies. Says I was a natural. Soon he got back to Hollywood he was gonna write to me about it. ‘ this quote showed that he was seducing her …. She expresses her dream to lennie, the quote showing her expressing her self is,”coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes, all of the nice clothes like they wear. An’ I coulda sat in them bi hotels, an’ had picture took of me. When they had them previous I coulda went to them an’ spoke in the radio, an’ it wouldn’t cost me a cent.
Because I was, in the pictures. ‘ This quote is showing her dream of being a Hollywood actress whom she couldn’t fulfil; this is because she thought that her mom didn’t want her to go because she didn’t receive any letters from the actor who she met. Her dream is important to her because she always wanted to be an actress and she was promised to be one. She also wanted her dream to be fulfilled because she wanted to get away from the ranch and be famous and live a Hollywood life like she always wanted to.
Her life on the ranch is miserable because the men’s on the ranch hate her because they think that she is trouble and they don’t like her because she always has eyes on the men at the ranch and that she is trouble for the men if curley’s ever sees her with anyone he just he doesn’t like it and starts a fight and the men at the ranch cannot do anything because his father own the ranch and the men wont have anywhere else to go if curley’s takes there job away from them and they will be thrown out of the ranch.
She acts the way she acts on the ranch to seek attention because no one pays attention to her because they know if they talk to her then they will be in trouble with. She also is lonely and wants some one to talk to and treat her good because Curly doesn’t treat her they way she wants to be treated and he also pays no attention to her so she wants someone to talk to and someone that she can tell anything to like a friend, but the men at the ranch no not to make that mistake because they know that they will be in trouble.
I don’t think this is fair for her because she only wants someone to talk to because she has no support from her husband and she also has no one to talk to, but I think that if she flirts les with the men then they will like her more and not feel threatened by her. I think that the readers thought that she could have become an actress. I also think that her mother hid the letters because she would have been famous and she would have forgotten about her.
So her mother decided to get her married to Curley, so that she won’t have to go far away from her and she knew that she will always come home and visit her and then she knew that she would never loose her daughter. I think that the actor was telling the truth that her mother was hiding the letters because she always told her that she didn’t want her to go with him and be an actress because she knew that she was going to loose her. Steinbeck’s purpose in including Curley’s wife was that he wanted to show the audience how women were treated back then.
Women were not treated the same as men they were like little servants to the men and also they didn’t really care about the women they just wanted them to serve them or us them for their own needs. I think that he doesn’t giver her name because he is trying to show that she wasn’t important because she was a woman this also shows that they were sexist back then that they didn’t treat women equally as men, they were seen as not important. Conclusion
The America dream is very important because it gives people the opportunity to achieve something in there lives such as having their own house and a bit of land also a few animals just like George, Lennie, Candy and also Crooks wanted. George and lennie’s dream is to have a beautiful house and a bit of land and have a few animals. Crook also joins in the dream because he is always being left out and he is also treated differently to the rest because he is black, but then later on in the novel he back out of the dream.
In the story mice and men Candy dream is to also join in the dream with George and lennie because his dog was too old so they shot his dog and also he is old and he thinks that he is no use to the ranch and wants to be part of their dream he also says that he will do anything but wants to join in with there dream. Curley’s wife dream is to become an actress in Hollywood and become very famous show girl. Her dream dins n come true because she lives a lonely life with curly and she isn’t treated right with him and people at the ranch think that she is trouble so they decide to stay away from her.
He dream didn’t get fulfilled because she is promised that she will be a star but then she hears nothing about that promise. In the mice and men story there was a lot of racism towards crooks, he was treated differently from the rest of the men and also he was left out in doing things with the other men on the ranch because of his background. There was also less jobs available so there was competition for the jobs and if they lost their jobs then it would be really hard for them to find another job. Steinbeck’s overall view of the America dream is to show life in America in the 1930s.
for example how Women were treated unfairly and that were not treated the same as men. America in the 1930s was such a horrible and a cruel world to live in because nobody’s dream ever came true and also there was a lot of racism going on back then. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ram Verma Coursework English Show preview only The above preview is unformatted text This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE John Steinbeck section.