Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck Essay

1329 Words Jan 17th, 2016 6 Pages
The novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is about the aspects of loneliness and discrimination. Lennie, a man with a strong heart and poor intelligence faces the challenges of discrimination. He does so along with Crooks who is the only black man on the ranch and is treated poorly because of it. Of Mice and Men really highlights the effects of loneliness when Curley’s wife has no one to ever talk to because she 's on a ranch with men that her husband has threatened to hurt if he sees them together. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is extremely similar to Of Mice and Men, with all the same aspects heavily noted in the book. In Harper Lee’s novel, a white woman accuses a black man of raping her. Atticus Finch, a white man, defends Tom Robinson who is the black man accused. Atticus understands that Tom doesn’t have much of a chance because of his skin color, but he still tries extremely hard to prove him innocent. During the trail it’s easy to see that Mayella Ewell, the woman accusing Tom is doing this because of her loneliness. In reality Mayella kissed Tom out of pure loneliness. But being a white woman and kissing a black man, in her time, was tragic. These two novels teach readers that; loneliness often leads to hostile actions, discrimination hurts everybody involved and standing up for something you believe in is worth the consequences.
Loneliness can often uncover things that people never understood about themselves, it can make them do horrible things.…

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