How Does Steinbeck Present Curley's Wife

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In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck conveys the idea that most friendships define a person. Steinbeck's uses George and Lennie two really good friends, Curley's wife who doesn't really talk to anyone because Curley doesn't allow her to, Crooks a negro stable buck who gets discriminated a lot, and the death of Lennie by George to communicate this message to the reader.
George and Lennie travel together because they are friends. They are friends during a time where friendships are hard to come by. Because of Lennie's mental disabilities George tells Lennie what to doo. "'...Lennie if you gus' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come on' hide in the brush.'"(15) George tells Lennie this because he
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Curley gets mad at whoever talks to his wife. "'Why can't I talk to you? I never got to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely'"(86) Curley's wife says this to Lennie to hope he will understand. Curley's wife can't really talk to anyone because Curley will get mad whenever she does. Most of the other guys are scared to talk to her because Curley is the son of the ranch boss.
Steinbeck laminates Crooks' sadness because he is discriminated "It was difficult for Crooks to conceal his pleasure with anger." (71) The author says this about Crooks because someone finally came to his place. Crooks to- sleep in a different bunkhouse than the other guys. He can't play cards and he can't go out with them.
Steinbeck praises friendship when George kills Lennie. "George raised the gun... he pulled the trigger..."(106) George killed Lennie because he accidentally killed Curley's wife and there was a mob after him. If George had not killed Lennie they mob would've done much worse things to him.
In conclusion Steinbeck addresses the importance of friends . During lonely times friendships lift people up. Plus friendships define who we are as individuals.