The only female character in the novel, and Curley's wife. The men on the ranch call her a "tart" because she flirts with them. They consider her dangerous because her attention might cause them to get fired, or worse. But beneath her sexy exterior, Curley's wife is deeply lonely, and has dashed dreams of her own.
The Of Mice and Men quotes below are all either spoken by Curley's Wife or refer to Curley's Wife. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Books edition of Of Mice and Men published in 1993.).
Part 5 Quotes
Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.
He pawed up the hay until it partly covered her.
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The timeline below shows where the character Curley's Wife appears in Of Mice and Men. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.