Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck Essay

1038 Words Nov 29th, 2014 5 Pages
“You go on get outta my room. I ain’t wanted in the bunkhouse, and you ain’t wanted in my room.” “Why ain’t you wanted?” Lennie asked. “‘Cause I’m black…” (Steinbeck 68). The book Of Mice and Men is set in the 1930’s on a ranch after the stock market crash. This book was published in 1936. The author, John Steinbeck, also wrote many other amazing novels. This book is about two friends, Lennie and George, who travel around together finding places on farms to work. In the novel Of Mice and Men there are many characters with impairments, some of these people include Candy, Crooks, George, and Lennie.
One of the many characters with a deterioration in the book is Candy. Candy is missing his right hand and is also elderly. An example of this impairment can be seen when Candy syas, “‘I got hurt four years ago.’ he said, ‘ They’ll can me purty soon. Jus’ as soon as I can’t swamp out no bunk houses they’ll put me on the country.’” (Steinbeck 70). In this quote Candy is talking about when he lost his hand in an accident with a machine on the farm which over all presents him with an extreme handicap. Another example of when this impairment is seen can be found in Chapter 4 when Candy realizes that sooner or later the ranch will get rid of him because he is elderly and missing a hand (Steinbeck 76). Candy will have to leave the ranch eventually once he is no longer able to complete his jobs. A last proof of Candy’s impairment is when he asks Lennie and George if he can help them…

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