Of Mice and Men

Do you think that the ranch hands find Curley’s wife attractive? Does this also include Lennie? Give examples which suggest that she openly flirts with men.


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All of the ranch hands consider Curley's wife to be attractive.... not to mention, she is the only woman they see on a regular basis.

“Wait’ll you see Curley’s wife.” George cut the cards again and put out a solitaire lay, slowly and deliberately. “Purty?” he asked casually. “Yeah. Purty . . . . but—” George studied his cards. “But what?” “Well—she got the eye.” “Yeah? Married two weeks and got the eye? Maybe that’s why Curley’s pants is full of ants.” “I seen her give Slim the eye. Slim’s a jerkline skinner. Hell of a nice fella. Slim don’t need to wear no high-heeled boots on a grain team. I seen her give Slim the eye. Curley never seen it. An’ I seen her give Carlson the eye.”

Whit laid down his cards impressively. “Well, stick around an’ keep your eyes open. You’ll see plenty. She ain’t concealin’ nothing. I never seen nobody like her. She got the eye goin’ all the time on everybody. I bet she even gives the stable buck the eye. I don’t know what the hell she wants.”

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.

Ever’ time the guys is around she shows up. She’s lookin’ for Curley, or she thought she lef’ somethin’ layin’ around and she’s lookin’ for it. Seems like she can’t keep away from guys.


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