Of Mice and Men Curley’s Wife Quotes

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Meaningful Quotes


Curley’s Wife init. description
‘Girl’, ‘full rouged lips’, ‘red mules with little bouquets of red ostrich feathers’
Curley’s Wife to Crooks’ room, Loneliness
“Think I don’t like to talk to somebody every once in a while”
George on Curley’s Wife
“Married two weeks and got the eye.”
Curley’s Wife to Crooks, Racism, Power
“******, I could have you strung up so easy it ain’t even funny.”
Lennie on Curley’s Wife
“She’s purty.”
Curley’s Wife to Lennie, Hollywood Dream
” I coulda been in the pictures.”
Curley’s Wife admission to Lennie, Loneliness
“I get awful lonely”
Curley’s Wife admission to Lennie
“I don’ like Curley.”
Curley’s Wife to Lennie, Hollywood Dream
“He says he was gonna put me in the movies.”
Curley’s Wife admission to Lennie, Hollywood Dream
“I always thought my ol’ lady stole it.”
Curley’s wife on Crooks’ room
“A ****** an’ a dum-dum and a lousy ol’ sheep”
Curley’s glove
“Glove fulla Vaseline!”
Curley’s wife after death
‘The meanness and… ache for attention were all gone from her face.’ ‘Pretty and simple and…sweet and young.’
‘Well I think Curley’s married…a tart.
Page 29
‘A girl was standing there looking in. She has full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages…her voice had a nasal, brittle quality.’
Page 32
‘Don’t you even take a look at that bitch. I don’t care what she says or what she does. I seen ’em poison before, but I never see no piece of jail bait worse than her. You leave her be.’
Page 33
‘George said, “She’s gonna make a mess. They’s gonna be a bad mess about her.”
Page 52
‘They left all the weak ones here…’
Page 76
‘Sure I got a husband…Swell guy, ain’t he?’
Page 77
‘I’m glad you bust Curley up…I’d like to bust him myself’
Page 77
‘You bindle bums think you’re so damn good. Whatta ya think I am, a kid? I tell ya I could of went with shows.’
Page 78
‘Well you keep your place then, ******. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny’
Page 80
‘I get lonely,” she said. “You can talk to people, nut I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody?”‘
Page 85
‘I tell you, I ain’t used to living like this. I coulda made somethin’ of myself” She said darkly, “Maybe I will yet.”‘
Page 86
‘…when I was a kid…Well a show came through, an’ I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my ol’ lady wouldn’t let me. She says because I was on’y fifteen…If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet.”
Page 87
‘She struggled violently under his hands. Her feet battered on the hay and she writhed to be free…her eyes were wild with terror…her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still for Lennie had broken her neck.
Page 90
‘And the meanness and the plannings and the discontent and the ache for attention were all gone from her face. She was very pretty and very simple, and her face was sweet and young. 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.’
Page 91

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