Of Mice and Men

What does Candy say about Curley's wife? Is this fair? Why, why not? Why does Steinbeck included this scene? Explain . Quote evidence

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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.

Curley's wife

Curley's wife is young, pretty, wears attractive clothes and curls her hair.
She is newly married to Curley.
We never know her name - she is merely Curley's 'property' with no individual identity.
She is young, pretty, wears attractive clothes and curls her hair.
She seems flirtatious and is always hanging around the bunk-house.
She is lonely - there are no other women to talk to and Curley is not really interested in her.
"What kinda harm am I doin' to you? Seems like they ain't none of them cares how I gotta live. I tell you I ain't used to livin' like this. I coulda made somethin' of myself."
She doesn't like Curley - she tells Lennie that she only married him when she didn't receive a letter she'd been promised to get into Hollywood.