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What is implied by the following description of Curley's wife's dead body?

Curley's wife lay with a half-covering of yellow hay. And the meanness and the plannings and the discontent and the ache for attention were all gone from her face. She was very pretty and simple, and her face was sweet and young. Now her rouged cheeks and her reddened lips made her seem alive and sleeping very lightly. The curls, tiny little sausages, were spread on the hay behind her head, and her lips were parted.

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Lennie seems to have positioned her body in such a way that indicates he was trying to be respectful.


Curley's wife finally finally finds peace in death.


Curley's wife only appears to be dead, but she has actually only fainted.


Steinbeck is insinuating that death is perhaps the only escape from the torturous life in the 1930s.


This is a commentary of how women are viewed in the 1930s.

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