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    could you please mark my paragraph ?

    Steinbeck uses language to present theviews towards women by men in the 1930s, he constructs Curley as cruel, violentand dismissive through the metaphor “hand full of Vaseline” the noun “Vaseline”suggests that he is using his wife only as a sex object as he is flaunts thisto the other ranch workers. Steinbeck could be highlighting how men don’t valuewomen, which is also seen when Goerge describes Curleys wife as a “tart”. Thenoun has connotations of sweetness but also a negative insult for a prostitute.The juxtaposition between these alternative meaning could be Steinbecks way ofsuggesting that women are prejudged through George who is perceived as amorally sound character and curley who is not, Steinbeck proves that all menare guilty of treating women unfairly which links to the key theme ofinequality. However an alternative interpretation couldbe that curley is trying to care for his wife, as “Vaseline” has connotations ofsoftness. This is ironic as Curley is described as hyper masculine which is seenin the imperative ”come on you big *******” the noun “*******” has negativeconnotations and is used as an insult, Stienbeck uses Curleys insecurity of hisheight as a motif throughout the novel, perhaps he is suggesting that we do notneed to have male characteristics (e.g. height) to be consideration masculine.
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    could you please mark my paragraph ?

    Steinbeck uses language to present theviews towards women by men in the 1930s, he constructs Curley as cruel, violentand dismissive through the metaphor “hand full of Vaseline” the noun “Vaseline”suggests that he is using his wife only as a sex object as he is flaunts thisto the other ranch workers. Steinbeck could be highlighting how men don’t valuewomen, which is also seen when Goerge describes Curleys wife as a “tart”. Thenoun has connotations of sweetness but also a negative insult for a prostitute.The juxtaposition between these alternative meaning could be Steinbecks way ofsuggesting that women are prejudged through George who is perceived as amorally sound character and curley who is not, Steinbeck proves that all menare guilty of treating women unfairly which links to the key theme ofinequality. However an alternative interpretation couldbe that curley is trying to care for his wife, as “Vaseline” has connotations ofsoftness. This is ironic as Curley is described as hyper masculine which is seenin the imperative ”come on you big *******” the noun “*******” has negativeconnotations and is used as an insult, Stienbeck uses Curleys insecurity of hisheight as a motif throughout the novel, perhaps he is suggesting that we do notneed to have male characteristics (e.g. height) to be consideration masculine.

    This is a really good paragraph; you have given different interpretations of Curley and how Steinbeck presents him. However you need to give the readers effect and how they would feel sympathy for Curley's Wife as she is 'being used' or something similar. Overall I think for that paragraph it would be a high B and if you added readers effect then it would be an A.
    Hope it helped !!
 
 
 
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