In this novel, discrimination that Lennie had to face prevented him from showing his abilities. Throughout the novel Of Mice and Men, Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Lennie could not reach their potential because of the discrimination against them. In Depression era, people discriminated African-American people by using derogatory terms, physically assaulting them and limiting their socialization. They discriminated women by calling names and making offensive assumptions. The mentally disabled people were target of brutal actions, stereotypes, and betrayals.
They discriminated against him by forcing Crooks to live in a tiny shed across from their bunkhouse. Since Crooks was isolated because he was black, this led to him feeling very lonely. “‘S’pose you didn't have ... ... middle of paper ... ...vel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the author clearly shows how men treat each other unfairly through three of the story’s characters. Each character represented discrimination in a different way: through racism, sexism, and ageism. Crooks was excluded from activities because he was black, Candy was thought of as useless because he was old, and Curley’s wife was seen as a troublemaker because she was a woman.
Like Lennie, Crooks has a "relationship" with loneliness. He knows that when people get lonely, they tend to get sick. Crooks is rejected from every group of people and cannot socially interact with others. Although discrimination is still present during the time period of the book, Crooks still attempts to make friends. Others treat Crooks unjust because he is different from others given that he is black.
As a result of all of these discriminatory acts against him, Crooks feels unwanted and lonely because of his color and placement on the farm. Also those examples are part of the theme of the novel, people need to accept and understand those different from themselves, which also helps to prove the interpretation of the quote. Another example in this novel that proves that when man is cruel to man, the lives of people are negatively affected is when Curley picks on and tries to hurt Lennie. Curley chooses to fight Lennie because he thinks he won't fight back but because George gets angry and tells Lennie to fight back, he does. George being angry is not the only negative effect that Curley's teasing had on man, but also now Lennie is angry and in danger of getting in trouble and Curley himself gets hurt.
Disappointment is someone being sad or mad about something they have done or failed to do. Disappointment can be caused by other people’s actions. In the book “Of Mice And Men” by John Steinbeck, the characters of Crooks, Candy, and Curly’s wife all suffer from disappointment of life. Crooks suffer from disappointment from how nobody wants to play or talk to him just because he is black. Also Curly’s Wife suffers because women don’t have that much of rights so she gets treated badly.
The third character Dolfus Raymond is not accepted by the community because he is married to a black woman. These are three very different men whom by choice or circumstance are forever affected by the hatred associated with prejudice and stereotyping. Bob Ewell is a man who is consumed by hatred, he is very poor and thinks very little of the black people in the community. Bob believes “that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings” (17). Prejudice in Maycomb is both racial and socio-economic.
Due to Abners history as a sharecropper and criminal, it is quite likely that he has had many unpleasant experiences with wealthy people. In his story, Faulkner implies that Abner is no stranger to commiting crimes against his employers. In at least one instance, when he is shot while stealing a horse, Abner is physically punished for his lawlessness. Sylvia's distaste for anyone who might be considered better that her is evidenced by her dislike of Miss Moore. Miss Moore's education alienates her from Sylvia, who is disconcerted by her "nappy hair and proper speech and no makeup."
Crooks felt very alone all through out the book. No one liked him or talked to him because he was black. Curley showed he was lonely through his anger. He was always trying to pick a fight so others would pay attention to him. His wife would flirt with the other guys like Slim and Lennie because she was extremely lonely.
The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the ground of race, age, or sex. In book of Mice and Men back in history many kind of people are discriminated against and the kind of discrimination gets harsh on 3 people. Discrimination affect characters in of Mice and Men through Crooks being Ignored and isolated from people, Curley 's wife not being looked as equal as the other people, and Lennie being looked as not a normal person. First of all, Crooks being a different color gets isolated and ignored by other people. “Why ain’t you wanted?” Lennie asked “Cause i 'm black”(Steinback 68).
Anshul Joshi Ms. Fox Period 5 English 23 November 2014 Extreme isolation in the form of solitary confinement is known to have devastating effects on the mind, having a strong effect on how people treat others. Unfortunately, this sense of loneliness can often manifest in negativity towards others. In Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, characters often bring down others as a result of their own isolation. This isolation results in a man using his power to unfairly hurt his workers, a discriminated against worker taking advantage of a mentally-disabled man, and a dissatisfied woman cruelly insulting a lower class worker. Curley is the boss’s son on the ranch, and as a result, he is given a lot of power and wealth.