List three traits that make Curley's wife a round/static character in Of Mice and Men.

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Curley's wife is a static character. A static character is one who stays the same throughout a work of literature, while a rounded character changes and grows. A static character is a type—usually displaying just one or two traits—rather than a fully developed and real person.

A first clue that Curley's wife is static is that she has no name beyond "Curley's wife." She is not given an individual identity, and this suggests she is a type. She is only the generic dissatisfied, pretty, young wife of a well-to-do but obnoxious husband.

Second, we learn more about her outward appearance, from her banana curls to the feathers decorating her mules, than about her inward life. This suggests she is simply meant to be a one-dimensional temptress figure.

Third, what we discover of Curley's wife's interiority primarily is that she is bored on the ranch and wants to be a movie star. This is a stereotypical aspiration for a young woman of her type, showing her to be a more cardboard figure than a real person.

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In the novel "Of Mice And Men" by John Steinbeck, the author show us in Curley's wife a character who is both slightly active and passive. She is passive in the sense that she has fixed static qualities and in the fact that she is mostly a character that things happen to—not a character that makes things happen. Curley marries her, and Lennie kills her. One exception is in the slightly provocative behavior she displays by hanging round the ranch, seeking attention, flirting, winding the men up, and insulting the weakest in covert and cowardly ways. Curley's wife has dreams like Lennie and George, but can't make them happen either. Another static quality is her lack of identity; she lacks even a name.

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