Analysis Of George And Lennie 's ' Of Mice And Men ' Essay

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There are over fifteen general types of discrimination that affect people all over the world every single day. Some of those include age, disabilities, race, or religion. In the book Of Mice and Men, there are many characters that have difficulties in their life that cause them to be discriminated against from some of these types of discrimination. Discrimination affects characters in Of Mice and Men through Lennie and his mental health making him unable to complete his dream, Candy missing his hand causing him to work harder for his job, and Crooks with the color of his skin making it easy for him to feel more lonely. First of all, discrimination affects Lennie because he is not able to complete his dream with the state of his mental health. In the book, George and Lennie are complete opposites. George is very intelligent, while Lennie seems to be more on the confused side. When one of the characters, Slim, is talking to George, he says “‘It just seems kinda funny a cuckoo like him and a smart little guy like you travelin’ together’” (Steinbeck 39). When people see George and Lennie together, they wonder why George even looks after Lennie. Since Lennie acts like child most of the time, people discriminate against him because he doesn’t act like the rest of them. Slim sees Lennie as something that is holding George back. In order to complete his dream, Lennie needs George. But since Lennie is like a weight on George’s shoulders, he causes lots of problems for George that…

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