English 11 “That ranch we’re goin to is down there about a quarter mile. We’re gonna go in an’ see the boss. Now, look I’ll give him the work tickets, but you aint gonna say a word.” Prejudice plays a significant role in Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. In many instances, characters are pushed aside. Some characters who are pushed aside are Curley’s wife, Crooks, and Lennie. Prejudice destroys people’s lives. In the novel, Curelys wife is discriminated because of her gender. During this time period, women are basically nothing to the men on the ranch. Steinbeck does not even give her a name. This woman is just simply known as “Curley’s wife.” For example, Curley attempts to find her in the bunkhouse and says “you seen a girl around here.” In addition to that, nobody even wants to speak to her as the men would like to talk and have discussions with other guys and men as they show prejudice towards her. The idea of prejudice can single handily ruined Crooks life on the ranch a living nightmare. Since Crooks is of the African American decent, he was placed in a small shed. This shed had isolated him to sleep and stay at night. Unfortunately, he was separated from everybody else on the ranch. When Crooks attempts to show self-pride, Curley’s Wife immediately shuts him down. She says “listen n*****”. On top of being judged, Crooks was kicked in the back by a horse. That is why he is now a hunched back and does not have much going for him in life. The life of Lennie was ruined for him by him being mentally slower than others. He was impacted by the act of being discriminated for his amount…
Lifetime (life and death)
Born February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California
Served as a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune during WWII
Travelled to Mexico with friend who’s a marine biologist, resulting in book Sea of Cortez (1941)
Married 3 times
Two sons with second wife Gwyndolyn Conger
Died of heart disease on December 20, 1968, in his home in New York City
27 years-old during The Great Depression
Grew up with three sisters
Was a happy but shy child
Challenge Language Arts 4
21 November 2014
The Pearl: A Classic to Last the Ages
Literature has been a pastime of humanity since its very invention. As long as there have
been books, there have been people to read them. But some books stand out amongst all others.
These books endure the test of time, we call them classics. John Steinbeck's, The Pearl,
undoubtedly deserves it's status as a classic.
This novella has a myriad of themes and lessons, but a few pop…
situation, but stating reality may wreak havoc, as evidenced by the complex relationship between
George and Lennie in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and AT&T and Verizon’s involvement
in the National Security Agency scandal.
The only basis for a lasting relationship, according to many, rests on honesty, but George
and Lennie’s complicated yet close relationship in John Steinbeck’s classic shows that it may be
better to lie. George keeps damaging facts, including that the reason for moving town to town…
men. The responsibilities that women had were plain and simple: get married, take care of the house, cook the meals, care for your husband, and have children. Doing anything besides these jobs was outrageous and should never even be considered. In John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums,” as a woman who portrays her wishes through her “planters’ hands” (282), Elisa Allen is stuck in a time when her biggest responsibility was to take care of her home and her husband, when all that she desires is to be…
Of Mice and Men
The novel 'Of Mice and Men' was written by John Steinbeck in 1936. It is set in the society of the 1920's.
Steinbeck uses many different techniques to present Curley’s wife such as colour imagery, appearance, metaphors and similes in the early stages of the novel. The effect of these techniques is that the reader creates a mental image of Curley’s wife even before she even enters the novel. The author sets up our perception of the character 'Curley's wife' in a way that allows…
John Steinbeck presents the theme of loneliness mainly through the characters in Of Mice and Men. He does this by exploring their backgrounds, their past and their dreams and throughout this essay I am going to explain the different ways in which he does this.
The two main characters are Lennie and George, they travel around together because George had promised to take care of Lennie and they travel to all different places to work. The two of them both want the same thing to come out of all the…
dream into one, making one not able to distinguish between what is real and what is fake. In the play “ A Street Car Name Desire” by Tennessee Williams, the movie The Glass Menajerie by Tennesee Williams, and the story “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck, select characters in all of these stories successfully use dreaming to on a day to day basis. The common tie between Elisa Allen, Amanda, and Blanch DuBois is that they all use dreaming as a tool to escape their everyday lives that they truly…
Of Mice and Men was written by John Steinbeck in the 1930s in America,
California, during the Great Depression. It deals with themes of friendship,
loneliness and the American Dream. Through the book, Steinbeck presents the
characters George Milton and Lennie Small as being two completely divergent
people with the same dream. They both dream of a better life, which is to “Live off
the fatta the lan”. Meaning to own their own piece of land, to be self sufficient,
never have to answer to any “boss” again and…
John Steinbeck and Upton Sinclair: A Comparison
“The Grapes of Wrath”, written by John Steinbeck and “The Jungle”, written by Upton Sinclair are two books that have and will forever be impactful on American history and literature. They are both considered very powerful novels. Although these books seem very different, they are much more similar than they seem. Steinbeck tells the story of a family making their way to California amidst the Great Depression and era of the Dust Bowl, while Sinclair…