Theme Of Discrimination In Of Mice And Men

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“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, …show more content…
An example of how discrimination affects Curley’s wife is when Curley’s wife is talking to Lennie about how she is lonely not being able to talk to any of the guys except for Curley. “‘Wha’s the matter with me?” She cried. “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody? Whatta they think I am anyways...Seems like they ain’t none of them care how i got to live”’(Steinbeck 87). This quote proves that discrimination affected Curley’s wife because she became lonely not being able talk to anyone but Curley.She also she wasn’t able to talk to nobody but Curley because she was a married women. This quote means that is Curley’s wife is angry and lonely because she isn’t able to talk to anyone because she is a girl. Another example of discrimination is when a guy at the ranch was talking to George, and said that a ranch isn’t a place for a girl especially since it 's filled with guys. “‘Ranch with a bunch of guys on it ain 't no place for a girl ‘specially like her’” (Steinbeck 20). This quote also proves that discrimination affects Curley’s wife because she is a girl and the guys don’t think she should be there and this leads for people not to talk to her. This quote means that all the guys think that a girl doesn’t belong at the ranch and especially a girl who is very flirtatious. This shows that Curley’s wife does get discriminated against and that discrimination affects her life because she can 't talk to anyone making her

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