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Flashcards in Curley Deck (6)
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1

Represents

- brutality of society through aggression
- predatory nature of ranch life
- lead by bullying by inheritors status
- meanness and lack of understanding towards marginalised

2

Link to context

- Attitude to women shown by cw, possession
- authority over others
- meanness result of ad

3

Curley doing what he wants

'He just don't give a damn. Won't ever get canned cause his old mans the boss'
- dad the boss

4

Failure of American Dream

'He glanced coldly at George and then at Lennie. His arms gradually bent at the elbows and his hands closed into fists'
- failure of ad
- subconsciously reacts, aggression
- could be result of insecurity with wife, can't control wife
- wants control, even killing Lennie taken by George

5

Objectification of women

'Curleys says he's keepin that hand soft for his wife'
- women used for sex
- boasting about wife, all men crave it

6

Curley not being powerful enough

'Flopped like a fish on a line'
- authority from father is not enough
- links to cw death, only connection