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
The most common way people classify themselves is by how much money they have which is an old system used among multiple countries. Usually the slaves and peasants are on the bottom, then merchants, and then royality is on the top. Similarly, Steinbeck uses the hierarchy to classify the characters in the novella Of Mice and Men. They are classified by skin color, money, and race in the story. In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck the characters Slim, the boss, and Crooks are all differently…
In the novella, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, places are used at beginning of each chapter throughout the whole story. The significance of the places in the story is that they create atmosphere and help reinforce some key messages that the author wants to get across to the reader. Steinbeck presents: the place near the pool, the bunkhouse, the dream farm, Crook’s room and the barn. The dream farm is not a real place it is in the main characters’ minds. The place near the pool is presented…
accepted? Discrimination results of not being socially accepted. In Of Mice and Men discrimination causes not fitting in socially during the Great Depression. In this novel characters with disabilities are not socially accepted and discriminated against.
Crooks is discriminated against because he is black therefore not social. In the 1920’s discrimination is based on race and due to the fact that a farmer may be black he/she is limited to social interactions on the farm. Crooks complains about how he…
Solitude is a significant theme in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Debate how this theme is developed in the lives of at least three different characters.
In the novella, Steinbeck creates different types of segregation restricting from contradictory origins that lead to various, although still disappointing outcomes such as; the discrimination of Curley’s wife, racism & class prejudice towards Crooks and George’s separation even though he has Lennie.
The author portrays Curley’s…
Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, which relates and discusses these topics of racism, sexism and discriminate against mental or physical disability. Of Mice and Men communicates this theme of discrimination by the use of speech and how the characters act through the characterisation of the characters, and the setting of the novel.. To have more attention drawn to these issues I believe is so important because we are still faced discrimination, which is completely wrong and Steinbeck presents…
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Steinbeck uses different methods in this passage to present Candy and convey different messages about his personality and status. One of the predominant methods used in the passage is the language techniques. Candy repeats "I seen her give Slim the eye" twice to George. Steinbeck deliberately used repetition in order to indicate to the readers that Candy is someone who likes to gossip as it is his only form of entertainment; it also shows that Candy is a very…
How does Steinbeck present the character of Crooks in Chapter 4?
Chapter 4 of the ‘Of Mice and Men’ novella introduces a character named Crooks. Crooks isn’t shown as a main character of the story, but is given much light in this chapter. Crooks is a black man set on a 1930’s ranch, working as a stable buck. Steinbeck presents the Character of Crooks to us as he wouldn’t of been considered during the times of the ‘Great Depression’ and shows us the negative stereotypes of black people in an American…
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Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
included a wide variety of characters that were treated on
their race and personality. This story was set in Soledad, California in the year 1937. George and
Lennie are the main characters trying to achieve the american dream but are stumbled with a lot
of choppy battles. Lennie is the main source of conflict making George very enraged at times but
George always s…
Discrimination of other people has always been apparent in our society, and is even present today. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck takes place during the great depression, a difficult time in America where desperate times turn into desperate situations. Lenny and George, being shunned from many places they called home, are desperate for places to work. However, they have trouble finding a place to stay because of the lack of understanding, and being victimized for things Lennie had no control…