how is curley's wife described in death? Why do you think Steinbeck describes her in this way?
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Curley's wife lay with a half-covering of yellow hay. And the meanness and the plannings and the discontent and the ache for
attention were all gone from her face. She was very pretty and simple, and her face was sweet and young. Now her rouged cheeks and her reddened lips made her seem alive and sleeping very lightly. The curls, tiny little sausages, were spread on the hay behind her head, and her lips were parted.
In death, Curley's wife looks sweet and innocent.... in this scene, we can actually envision her being a different kind of woman if her circumstances had been different.
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