Of Mice and Men
"Don't you even take a look at that bitch. I don't care what she says and what she does. I seen 'em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her. You leave her be."
In this story everyone sees curly's wife as a whore so everyone stays away from her. I think everyone wanted her to be just a simple housewife who minded her own buisiness.
"Elisa's voice grew husky. She broke in on him. "I've never lived as you do, but I know what you mean. When the night is dark -- why, the stars are sharp- pointed, and there's quiet. Why, you rise up and up! Every pointed star gets driven into your body. It's like that. Hot and sharp and -- lovely.""
She shows she wanted to go somewhere and maybe travel, but she couldn't because she's a women and someone has to stay home and take care of house.
"Miss Morgan, the new teacher, was very young and very pretty; too young and dangerously pretty, the aged men of the valley thought. It was seriously doubted that a teacher so young and so pretty could keep any order in the school."
The men at the valley were not only questioning her age and image but they were questioning her sense of authority. If it had been a handsome young man who was hired then no one would have thought these things.