Miss Durman’s 10y1 due Monday 27th January

We have spent time looking at the role Curley’s wife has to play in the book.

Why do you think Steinbeck hasn’t given her a name?

You MUST link this answer to themes from the book.
You SHOULD be using quotes as evidence.

Miss Durman

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13 thoughts on “Miss Durman’s 10y1 due Monday 27th January

  1. Suki

    I think they don’t give Curley’s wife a name because the names she’s given by various characters like ‘Bitch’ and ‘Whore’ sum her up, that’s all she is in the book and to the characters. (Apart from Curley, I suppose). It could also confuse the reader with having so many characters with names- they could get mixed up even though she appears to be the only woman present at the workplace.

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  2. noula.hart

    I think they don’t give Curley’s wife a name because the names she’s given by various characters like ‘Bitch’ and ‘Whore’ sum her up, that’s all she is in the book and to the characters. (Apart from Curley, I suppose). It could also confuse the reader with having so many characters with names- they could get mixed up even though she appears to be the only woman present at the workplace.
    in the book she is pretty much ignored and hated by most of the characters but when she dies everyone misses her and thinks they just miss understood her and that she just wanted some attention.

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  3. troysuarez123

    I think the reason he did not give Curleys wife a name is that he wanted to give the effect that shes just an object that Curley owns like a whore as described, this gives the effect that there are many wives out there but this one he owns (like a dog would be named curleys dog if he had one for example) it also suggests that no one knows her as she was just introduced into the book.

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  4. Jake

    I think that through out the book Curley’s wife is not given a name like when they call her ‘bitch’ and extra but I think that when she does die latter on in the book that all the other characters then realize that she wasn’t as bad as they said she was and that she was a very nice person and they could have all mist guide her and then felt bad after her death.

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  5. kieran patten

    Curly’s wife mean that she is his wife not anybody elses also maybe they make it clear to the workers that she belongs to Curly not anybody anybody else.

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  6. troy jordan

    she is not given a name because she is not that important you only see her two or three times in the book plus she is a whore that might impact it

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  7. tallyradford

    I don’t think she has been given a name because Steinbeck doesn’t want anyone to like her or get and emotional conaction with her but when she is given a name it is easer to whant to like her and he wants you to asoseat her with the horrible words he called her in the book (whore and bitch ) .he wants her to be hated from the start instead of you liking her and finding out she was horrid all alon .

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  8. Joe

    They don’t give her a name because no one speaks to her because they are afraid of Curley so they don’t know what her really name is.

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  9. shane

    I believe that Stienbeck has not given Curley’s wife a name because she doesn’t do allot apart from look for Curley and flirt with the others.

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