Essay on Analysis Of John Steinbeck 's ' Of Mice And Men '

780 Words Oct 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Discrimination “Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up” (Bill Gates). In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, several characters are faced with the struggle of discrimination. When faced with these situations, everyone seems to battle with the injustices inflicted upon them. Many characters in the story are faced with these difficulties and tries to overcome them. During the 1930’s, many people struggled with discrimination because of the Great Depression. Crooks, is one of the several characters faces the struggle of discrimination. “This is just a nigger talkin’, an’ a busted-back nigger. So it don’t mean nothing, see?” (Steinbeck 71). Crooks is separated from all of the other men because he is black. It’s very hard for a black man like Crooks to get a job, so the ranch was one of his only choices. Therefor, none of the men ever go into his room, and you are supposed to keep your distance from him because of his race. It bothers Crooks greatly, he is always alone and putting himself down. He truly believes that he should be treated differently because of his race. No one knows how to treat him differently and they also truly believe that he should get treated poorly because of his race. Crooks gets very lonely because he is separated from all the other men. Obviously, Crooks is an outsider because of discrimination during the Great Depression Curley’s wife also struggles very greatly with discrimination because of her…

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