In "Of Mice and Men", what reason does Curley's wife give for her visiting the bunkhouse?

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Curley's wife first asks about her husband. Her real reason for visiting the bunkhouse is that she wants someone to talk to. The men never welcome her into their group. When she visits Crook's room she says,“I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while? Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” She admits she doesn't like her husband who “Spends all his time sayin’ what he’s gonna do to guys he don’t like, and he don’t like nobody.” Curley's wife is a lonely figure who no one will really talk to except Lennie. And that turns out to be a fatal mistake.