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What does Candy think of Curley's Wife?i need to have quotations to back up the answer

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toomk005 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 22, 2012 at 1:48 AM via web

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What does Candy think of Curley's Wife?

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 22, 2012 at 6:30 AM (Answer #1)

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Candy and Curley's wife are at odds in Of Mice and Menand can even be described as enemies. Candy expresses his opinion of Curley's wife on two occassions in the book. 

First, when George and Lennie are being shown around the bunk house, Curley comes in and speaks to them then leaves. After he leaves Candy describes Curley's wife. 

Candy says that Curley's wife is "purty" and also says, "Well - she got the eye," meaning she is licentious (sexual and flirtatious). Candy goes on to say that he has seen Curley's wife give the eye to Slim then says that she is a "tart". 

Later when Crooks, Lennie, Candy and Curley's wife are all in the stable togethe in Crooks' room, Candy tells Curley's wife directly that he doesn't like her and thinks she has "no sense in her chicken head". 

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ofmiceandmen420 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM (Answer #2)

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He states in a section of the novella that she is a "bitch" and describes her in alternative fashions. This clearly gives us, as the readers, the feeling that he dislikes her and would expect to find her in a whore house sucking d*ck.

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ofmiceandmen420 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM (Answer #3)

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A mistake. He uses the word "tart", not bitch. My apologies

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