Examples Of Sexism In Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men was written by John Steinbeck in 1937. John Steinbeck writes mostly about migrant farm workers. All of his books are placed in Salinas River Valley in California. Of Mice and Men is about two men trying to reach their American Dream, but don't succeed. In this novella, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses sexism with Curley’s wife, racism towards Crooks, and ableism in Lennie to prove that prejudice exists in America. First, John Steinbeck uses sexism in Curley’s wife to prove prejudice is in American societies. Curley’s wife is the only women on the farm. She’s married to Curley, who doesn’t give her any attention. Curley’s wife is very beautiful but very flirtatious and this trait will affect her. Curley’s wife doesn’t deserve a name to the men on the farm because she’s just a …show more content…
George and Lennie just arrived to the bunkhouse on the farm. When Curley’s wife was brought into a conversation they were very sexist. Steinbeck said, “Looks like we was gonna have fun…”, the swamper stood up from his box. “Know what I think?” George did not answer. “Well, I think Curley’s married...a tart.” (Steinbeck, 28). A tart means a woman who doesn't have a good reputation. When Slim said they were going to have fun he meant that since Curley’s wife is so lonely and flirtatious that maybe they could get on to her and use her. They could care less about Curley’s wife because she’s a woman. Curley’s wife, a flirtatious and beautiful women, was committed to try and get attention from the working men, but wasn’t efficient. Later on Curley’s wife and Lennie are in Crooks room with Crooks. Steinbeck says, “Well, I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I dont like to talk to somebody ever’once in a

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