Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chapter Five Prompt

In the story Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck demonstrates through Curley’s wife’s death that people who act cruel to some others may still feel down about themselves and they do not deserve death. “Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” Even though Curley’s wife acted mean to Crooks, she still felt lonely and trapped, and that is enough punishment for almost everyone. In this chapter, she reveals the dreams she really has and that she doesn’t like Curley. She is just like the rest of the men due to her dreams and the feeling of being trapped. No one should have to be kept in their house without anyone for most of the time. “’Wha’s the matter with me?’ she cried. ‘Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody? Whatta they think I am, anyways? You’re a nice guy. I don’t know why I can’t talk to you. I ain’t doin’ no harm to you.’” All she need was someone to talk to. Before this, the others would call her a “tramp” or “jail bait” whenever she tried to talk to them, and George even told Lennie that he should never talk to her. This is a really sad situation for someone to be in. She defiantly did not deserve to die for trying to talk and make friends.