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Candy doesn't respect Curley's wife. Actually nobody really respects her but Candy is pretty plain about how he feels. Candy says that Curley's wife is "purty" but a dangerous flirt. He says that,"She got the eye" and regularly eyes Slim. Candy regards her as a "tart" who can get a guy fired at the drop of a hat. On the surface this is a fair appraisal of the situation. Curley's wife is lonely. She wanders the ranch looking for company using her sexuality, the only thing she has in this world of men. She hence poses a risk to any man who looks at her. Curley is obsessive, insanely jealous and the boss's son. Steinbeck includes this scene to present one of the most lonely and isolated characters in the book. As a temptress, she provides a sense of danger to Lennie and George's dream. George knows Lennie could easily fall prey to her.