How Does Steinbeck Present Discrimination In Of Mice And Men

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My topic is Discrimination and how it affected different characters throughout the book. Discrimination is defined as an unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, gender and age, and I feel that discrimination had a main role to play in how characters behaved and how they acted as people. Crooks is a good example of this. He started talking to Lennie and Candy, and he didn’t even think about the fact that he was different from them, but once Curley’s Wife walked in and started threatening and talking down to him, he immediately shut down. Another example is Curley’s wife. The men discriminate against her just because she’s a woman, causing her to act out for attention, which is what kind of led to her getting killed. The point of this paper is to show how discrimination alters both humanity and literature in our society. …show more content…
Curley also thought less of Lennie because he was bigger than him. George was also looked down on because he watched over and took care of Lennie. I don’t think this really affected either one of them or the outcome of the story, they kind of stayed in their own little world. Neither of them really cared about what others thought, they just took care of each other.
Carlson discriminated against Candy because of his dog and the way he kept it so long. He was also thought to be less of a worker because he lost his hand. He found solace in George and Lennie’s dream of buying a house after his dog was killed