¨I get lonely¨, she said. ¨You can talk to people but i cant talk to nobody but curley. Else he gets mad. How´d you like not to talk to anybody?¨ (ch.6, steinback)
this relates to the theme ¨people can be surrounded by others and still feel lonely¨ because curleys wife spent the last parts of her life trying to make a friend and someone to talk to but everyone ignored her because she was curley´s wife.
¨your just like a big baby¨-curley´s wife. Curley´s wife compares lennie to a big baby to acknowledge his innocence.