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Composing about Curley's wife Curley's wife is the only female character in the novel Of Mice of Men; Curley's wife isn't given a title and is only referred to in regard to her husband. Similar to the other individuals on the ranch, she's very lonely and has dreams of a better life that never come true. The writer John Steinbeck introduces Curley's wife at a symbolic ness way, this is shown when George is talking about Lennie about the fantasy and when Curley's wife meets both the guys. "Both men glanced up, for the rectangle of sun in the door was cut off. A woman was standing there looking in" The symbolic ness of the term sun is hope, liberty, happiness and dreams. This foreshadows she can cause trouble or come from the manner and may ruin it all for Lennie and George. Steinbeck also describes her as a 'woman', which informs us that she is quite energetic, childish and vulnerable. Curley's wife is trying to create her attractive by applying make up and dressing like she was going to a party. This is clear shown as Steinbeck describes her "She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes" This implies she is attempting to be provocative and incongruous. Curley's wife also wears red, red provides the emblematic ness of risk and seductiveness. Curley's wife is described "Heavily made up. Her fingernails were reddish. Her hair hung in small rolled clusters, like sausages. She wore a cotton house dress and red mules, on the insteps of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers." Again the red on her fingernails along with the red mules are symbolic to danger. Steinbeck is again indicating that girls are trouble makers who destroy everything for those men. Curley's wife is at a ranch and that she sees like...