Of Mice and Men

what do we learn about curleys wife and her experience of the american dream?

-what is her american dream?

-how did that turn out?

-why did steinbeck portray curleys wife like this in the novella?

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Curley's wife wanted to go to Hollywood and be in the "pictures". She explains she met a guy that said he would do that for her but he never wrote back. Curley's wife desperately wanted to feel like somebody special. She wanted to leave her little life in her small town behind with visions of grandeur. This is the familiar theme of loneliness isolation so prevalent in this novella except from a young woman's point of view. She wants to become a somebody and change her oppressed life into the American Dream.