Similarities And Differences Between Crooks And Of Mice And Men

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When people are unable to cope both physically and mentally, they cannot battle against the bullies of their society, which causes them to fall weak and to give up. This can have a long term affect, as many people will think they are inadequate to do certain things, which is why they are forced to do things they obviously cannot do. This is usually done to make fun of them in front of the society.. This portrays that teenagers want acceptance from their groups, therefore they will obey them. A quotation to emphasise my point is: “I mean he is laughing as well, see how far he’ll go...”,this suggests that he was laughing with the gang so that people thought that he was fine with everything and he was hiding all of his pain with laughter, so …show more content…
Crooks also doesn’t stand up for his rights, he also has the civil code which helps him know about his rights but he cannot do anything about it as no one listens to people who are black. A quotation which supports my point is: ‘kept his distance’. This is revealing to us that Crooks wants to stay away from everyone so that no one else makes him feel bad about himself as it is not his fault that he is black. Also it portrays his desire to be protected from mental suffering. Crooks tries to preserve his self- esteem through his acknowledgment that being on the inside drives him into having an outsider status as the society humiliates and victimises him. This signifies his physical distance and the desire to be protected from mental suffering. This quote makes the reader feel frustrated because he should try to make friends and try to spread out equality in his society, but instead he needs to be away from everyone so that he can feel protected by himself and from within because every time he tries to become closer to the gang they exclude him as he is black and they were not treated equally in the 1930s. This quote makes the reader think that he doesn’t care about the way people in the society actually think about him and how they treat him as it i …show more content…
In Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife suffers because she is the only woman on the ranch and she is very lonely, at the start of the novella, they introduced Curley’s wife by “a girl was standing there looking in”, this is suggests that she is feeling left out and she wants to makes friends or start a conversation that is why she is first listening before speaking to them, she also can be looking in maybe because she wanted to go inside. A keyword which stands out is ‘looking’; this conveys that she is an observant person, who likes to know what is happening around her and it symbolises her exclusion and her desire to be included. In the 1930s women were not treated equally because Curley’s wife always had to obey Curley and she had to dress up for her husband. Also, women lack identity as they known as their husband’s wife and they were known as being dependent upon their husbands. Curley’s wife could be doing that as she doesn’t have anything to do in her life and she is wasting her time. Another theme which this links to is a theme of isolation because she is trapped like a bird in a cage from Curley and she always has to follow and obey him, for example when she says, “I’m tryin’ to find Curley, Slim.” This depicts the fact that she has to follow him wherever he goes otherwise she would get into trouble by him. He is stopping her doing things that are

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