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We see Curley's wife through the lens of the male characters. They talk about her before we meet her. They view her as a 'tart' and a 'looloo'. George refers to her as a 'rattrap' and 'jail bait'.

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The first physical description of Curley's Wife, when she stands in the doorway, furthers this misleading impression, 'A girl.. heavily made up' whose 'Fingernails were red' and who has 'Rouged lips'. She wears 'Red mules' with 'Red Ostrich feathers'. The repetition of red signals danger and passion

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She is never actually given a real name showing how she is just seen as 'Curley's Wife', showing she is Curley's property

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Lennie says to her 'George says I ain't to have nothing to do with you - talk to you or nothing'

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She is the only woman on the ranch so she has no one to talk to and is isolated because of her gender: 'I get awful lonely'