Discrimination from society

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Being different can be good and a burden at the same time. People are judged every day based on characteristics that they can’t change. There is really nothing that the victims can do to protect themselves from hurtful words. Even the slightest difference from “perfection” can label you as an outcast in society. It seems as if there is nowhere for them to run to and they have no place to consider home. In John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, discrimination was shown through ageism, sexism, and racism.
Candy was a sweet old man who had that feeling of alienation inside his heart. Imagine feeling trapped because you have nowhere to run too, or nothing to run away for. “When they can me here, I wisht somebody would shoot me. But they won’t do nothing like that. I won’t have no place to go, and I can’t get no more jobs”(Steinbeck 60). Candy knew that because of his age and health condition, nobody else would hire him, which forces him to stay at the ranch and accept the life he is forced into. He isn’t necessarily mistreated verbally; it’s more like a label he has to bear to live wi...
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