S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy `cuase you was black...A guy needs somebody--to be near him." Crooks has never been treated well by anyone because he is black. This has affected Crooks. Crooks's was shocked when... ... middle of paper ... ..."I tried Aunt Clara, ma'am.
Another victim of discrimination in Of Mice and Men is Cur... ... middle of paper ... ...as beaten, used as punching bag for the boss. His coworkers alienated him and thought less of him due to his hunchback and race. Curley’s wife was neglected by almost everyone, and was treated poorly by Curley. She wore reveling clothing, so many men called her names like “slut” or “flu flu.” She always felt lonely and distant from the rest. Lennie Small had a mental disability and couldn’t comprehend or remember things like an average person should been able to.
This social prejudice leads to the exclusion of families such as the Ewells and the Cunninghams because they don’t conform to Maycomb’s belief of normality. They are treated like outsiders with suspicion and are stereotyped. The religious prejudice in Maycomb leads to the persecution of Miss Maudie Atkinson by the foot washing Baptists. Racial prejudice in Maycomb is constantly displayed by the white community toward the black community. The most glaring example of racism in the novel is when Tom Robinson is convicted of raping Mayella Ewell just because he dared to feel sorry for her.
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.
Sting of Prejudice In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee there are many characters whose lives and thoughts about one another are distorted by prejudice and stereotyping. Three of the many characters whose lives were affected by prejudice are Bob Ewell, Tom Robinson and Dolfus Raymond. Bob Ewell’s mind is distorted in his view of other races. Tom Robinson is a victim of prejudice and is treated unfairly because of the color of his skin. The third character Dolfus Raymond is not accepted by the community because he is married to a black woman.
Characters like Tom Robinson are subjected to the community’s hate and arrogance and end up in situations with little or no control of their fate. The central theme, racism, in To Kill a Mockingbird shows that African Americans were not accepted as equals in Maycomb County, the geographical location the story occurs, children like Jem and Scout Finch who were left perplexed by inequality and prejudice, and the citizens of the county who accepted racism and did nothing to better the situation for African Americans. Tom Robinson had no control over his life when he was being accused of raping a white girl due to African Americans being at the bottom of the social hierarchy in Maycomb County. “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life,” (Lee 295.) African Americans will be doomed in certain situations due to a lack of community background, and they will always find themselves losing games, court cases, or whatever they are competing against a white man in.
Others treat Crooks unjust because he is different from others given that he is black. He does not know how to treat others because of the way others treat him; with disrespect. Furthermore, he does not know how to vent his frustration and as a result, lashes out at others because they are cruel to him. Crooks is not allowed to participate in daily events with white people. He is treated unfairly and therefore acts the same way toward the white people (the ones who offended him.)
Prejudice in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Works Cited Missing In today's society men, women and children experience prejudice in their lives, either as victims themselves or being guilty of using prejudice towards others due to differences between them. Prejudice is a preconception of a person based on stereotypes without real facts and discrimination based on gender, age and skin colour. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee isolates characters and depicts ways prejudice is used. She also demonstrates the evils of prejudice and the negative consequences that lie in the city of Maycomb. By taking the reader, step by step, through various real life situations, and analyzing the impact of prejudice on people's lives, she manages to go to the root of the problem in attempting to eliminate prejudice.
He's ruinin' the family, that's what he's doin'" (Lee 83). Due to Maycomb's intolerance for coloured people, Atticus Finch is shunned by society. Furthermore, this scrutiny extends past Atticus himself and causes his family to face hardships; this is seen as Scout and Jem are mistreated by Maycomb's white community because they do not approve of their father’s actions. Yet, even more atrocious were the unjust actions geared towards Tom Robinson. “‘The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect th... ... middle of paper ... ...xamples demonstrate how stereotypes discourage individual growth, as individuals are expected to act in one manner - to conform to the stereotype.