I have to imagine that I'm Curley's wife and write a letter to  her best friend, telling her about the first few weeks of married life.Could anybody give me some ideas of what I should include...

I have to imagine that I'm Curley's wife and write a letter to  her best friend, telling her about the first few weeks of married life.

Could anybody give me some ideas of what I should include in the letter and how I should lay it out?

I should write it from a female perspective (as Curley's wife), my thoughts on Curley and how I feel about the men on the ranch. What are my hopes for the future???

Somebody please help......it's  urgent!!!

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Curley's wife is a lonely young woman married to a bully. She's isolated on a ranch full of men and just wants someone she can talk to. She flirts with the other men because of her need to be noticed. Curley treats her like a possession and is insanely jealous if she even tries to talk to anyone. The men on the ranch consider her a "tart", a woman who can only cause trouble, so they refuse to have anything to do with her.  Does she understand why the other men won't talk to her? Stop for a moment and put yourself in her place. How would you feel if you had no one to talk with? Imagine how terrible it is to be married to Curley. He is mean and cruel and tries to keep her even more isolated by having to know where she is at all times. Curley's wife had wanted to be a movie star, so that gives you a good idea of what she might want for the future. More than anything, she wants human contact and someone with whom she can share her feelings.

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