To what extent and in what ways are Crooks and Curley's wife similar? How are they similar in the category "shattered dreams"?

Expert Answers info

William Delaney eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2011

write5,416 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

This question is hard to answer as it is expressed. These two characters do not have shattered dreams. Curley's wife is too young to have had her dreams shattered. Steinbeck does not give her precise age, but from her conversation with Lennie in the barn, as well as from the fact that many of the men call her "jail bait," one gathers that she is still very young, perhaps as young as sixteen. She had hardly had time to formulate any dreams, much less to have them shattered. She is in a miserable place,...

(The entire section contains 293 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial