Of Mice and Men

How is Curley's wife described when she comes into the barn? Why do you think she is described this way?

Chapter 5, Of mice and men, quotations would be awesome! thanks!

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Curley’s wife came around the end of the last stall. She came very quietly, so that Lennie didn’t see her. She wore her bright cotton dress and the mules with the red ostrich feathers. Her face was made-up and the little sausage curls were all in place.

In my opinion, she is described this way because Steinbeck wants her to be perceived as looking for attention. She is dressed like she's going out on the town.


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