Of Mice and Men

Why is Curley's wife never mentioned by her name?

Chapter 7 i think

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Curley's wife is so lost, lonely and insignificant that Steinbeck does not even give her a name. She acts as a symbol of loneliness and lost dreams..... she's the only female character, and she stands as an extension of her husband. We don't nee a name because we know exactly who she is.