Effects Of Discrimination In Of Mice And Men

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The Effects of Discrimination Discrimination has been one of the world’s most colossal fights ever since a government had been started. Google defines discrimination as, “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.” When you hear racism, sexism, and favoritism; these are all various forms of discrimination. One of the most common ways discrimination can be displayed is through the act of slavery and enslavement. Slavery is heavily focused around the fact of racism, or contempt at a people because of a different skin color. When the people of Africa “chose” to come to America, they were set in poor environments with a minute amount of food and water. These …show more content…
Lennie is a very unique character because he is a gentle as a fly and is very kind and loving, but he is stronger than he knows and likes to pet soft things. His greatest problem, however, is that most of the “soft things” he touches he ends up killing them. This constantly gets him into trouble and he doesn’t know how to fix it or even what he is doing. He says, “Why do you got to get killed?” (Pg. 85) He says this after he kills a puppy that George promised him that he could have and this terrifies him. He was not vexed at the fact that he had killed his puppy, but the fact that he feared that he wouldn’t get to tend to the rabbits that George promised him. Really, the way Lennie gets discriminated is because of his strength, size, and handicap. His handicap prevents him from talking with the other guys and associating with them because George told him not to speak so they could keep the job as ranch hands. In addition, his size and strength separates him from the rest of the guys so he is thought of as more of a workhorse than a human being. Lennie 's differences cause others to think of him as more of an animal than an actual person, which is also a form of

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