Summary Of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Late into his term, president John F. Kennedy declared, “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” Times have changed and our society is much safer now, but at the time of the Great Depression, the setting of the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, appearing different could be risky and sometimes even deadly. Physical differences cause isolation and disrespect.

Crooks’ unpopular home displays how race can isolate someone, whereas the quick acceptance of George by the other ranch hands shows how fitting a stereotype can expedite social actions. For example, within one week of arriving at the ranch, Slim expresses his personal opinion to George, which was, “It jus’ seems kinda funny