The Power Of Curley's Wife In Of Mice And Men

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In John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men Curley's wife lacks power as a result of being a woman, however, she asserts it by being white and the boss’s son’s wife. When Curley’s wife was lashing out at Crooks she said, “"Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny."”(39 Steinbeck). In this segment of the novella, Curley’s wife had entered Crooks’ room where she attempts to flirt with Lennie. While she is flirting with Lennie Crooks’ gets angry and advises her to leave which suddenly leads to Curley’s wife lashing out at him and saying she could have him hanged extremely easily. Curley’s wife is asserting power by showing that she can have Crooks lynched by just saying he did something