What evidence suggests that Curley's wife fears losing her dream?

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I think that one of the best examples of how Curley's wife is afraid of losing her dream is how she talks with Lennie.  She does not hesitate to tell him her story.  He never asks and continually resists talking to her, indicating that George is "gonna get mad," but she is so desperate for an audience that she launches into her reverie without any provocation:

And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication, as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away. “I lived right in Salinas,” she said. “Come there when I was a kid. Well, a show come through, an’ I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my ol’ lady wouldn’t let me. She says because I was on’y fifteen. But the guy says I coulda. If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet.

The fact that Curley's wife speaks as the "words tumbled out in a passion of communication" and she speaks in a rapid manner, "before her listener could be taken away" helps to bring out how she speaks in a manner where fear of losing her dream is evident.  Her speaking to Lennie is a way in which she can relive her dream, proving that it infact is alive and not one that is gone.  I would also point to her question to Lennie regarding her hair when she asks, "Do you like to feel velvet?"  At that moment, she speaks as if she wants to be the object of someone's affection.  She recognizes that if Lennie can see her "as velvet," it would be a chance to be seen as if she is in the "pitchers."  It is an opportunity to be admired as if she is on the screen.  Her asking Lennie about whether he would like to feel velvet is an opportunity in which she can reclaim her dream, stolen by bad luck and poor chances.  It is a moment where she can be worshipped, as if she is on screen.  It is for this reason that she invites Lennie to touch her hair, as if she has become a screen icon.  She is afraid of losing this feeling and sensation, which is why she invites Lennie to do so and, in the process, invites her own doom upon her.

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How does Curley's wife feel about her dream? What evidence shows this?

In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, the reader gets to uncover an unknown side of the nameless character of Curley's shortly before she dies accidentally at the hands of Lennie: She dreams of hitting the spotlight, of becoming famous, and live a much better life. She even tells us that she has been close to having the chance, but that it seems as if life has other plans for her. Yet, this is significant because such information helps us make a better character profile of a woman who gets judged so much throughout the novel.

From her actions alone, we can easily conclude that Curley's wife is a flirty woman. She dresses and puts on make up with the unique intention of causing attention to herself. She glances at the field hands in hopes of finding someone who glances back at her. Everything she does as a seductress is a combination of need,  wonder, and curiosity. However, when she opens up to Lennie we catch a very different side of her personality that almost makes one feel sorry for the woman.

She tells Lennie:

Well, I ain’t told this to nobody before. Maybe I oughten to. I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” And because she had confided in him, she movedcloser to Lennie and sat beside him. “Coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes—all them nice clothes like they wear. An’ I coulda sat in them bighotels, an’ had pitchers took of me. When they had them previews I coulda went to them, an’ spoke in the radio, an’ it wouldn’ta cost me a cent because I was inthe pitcher. An’ all them nice clothes like they wear. Because this guy says I was a natural.”

Curley's wife's words are not spoken in vain. They reflect the overall theme of the novel, which is the aim to reach a form of American Dream of our very own. It also reflects the problem of the story: The inability both social, financial, intellectual, and personal, of attaining goals when every possible obstacle comes in between you and your dream.  

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