This represents Adam and Eve's original sin. Curley's wife and Eve were similar because they both represent the temptation in our world. "She took Lennie's hand and put it on her head. Feel right aroun' there an' see how soft it is"(Steinbeck
Jesus Heals Woman with Spirit of Infirmity on the Sabbath. BIBLE SCRIPTURE: Luke "And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.