Essay on Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

1177 Words Feb 17th, 2016 5 Pages
“Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in society dominating them” (brainyquote). Discrimination isn’t just about racism it can be age, sex, and other things, but it affects people and their lives. In Of Mice and Men many characters are discriminated against, Lennie for example the big guy that has a mind of a child, Crooks an african american man who got kicked in the back by a horse and now has a Crooked back, and finally Curley 's wife, a woman who tries to looks like an actress. All these characters and more are discriminated in the novella Of Mice and Men. Discrimination affects the characters of Of Mice and Men through, Crooks closing himself and secludes himself off because people can’t hurt him,and his skin color,nobody wanting to be with Lennie and people calling him crazy, and Curley’s wife can’t talk to anyone just because she is a girl and all the men at the ranch think she shouldn’t be there. Firstly, discrimination affects Crooks from the novella Of Mice and Men through having Crooks be secluded from other people only because of skin color. An example of how discrimination affects Crooks is when Curley’s wife tells Crooks he can get him killed whenever and Crooks for protection closes himself off. “She turned on him in scorn. “listen nigger”, she said “you know what I can do to you if you open your trap?” Crooks seemed to grow…

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