Discrimination Of Women In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Many characters in the novel Of Mice and Men were faced with some sort of discrimination. One of the prejudices presented in the novel was that against Curley’s wife. The first example of this is that throughout the novel, she was not given a name like the other secondary characters. This indicates that she did not matter as much as the male characters. Another example of this inequality is that Curley’s wife was not able to converse freely with the workers on the farm. Each time she would visit, the farm-hands insisted that she left, believing that if Curley were to find out, he would accuse them of fooling around with his wife. Her character was viewed as someone who would only get them into trouble. Even though the farm was her home, she