Ableism In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Ableism is a dynamic represented in Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men. Lennie a character in the book, is characterized by his mental limitations. Steinbeck writes, “ ‘Jus’ tell Lennie what to do an’ he’ll do it don't take no figuring. He can’t think of nothing to do himself, but he sure can take orders.’” This shows that Lennie has limited capacity to think for himself. An example of when Lennie faces marginalization is when Ala Costa Centers’ mission is to, “empower school-aged children with developmental disabilities to find, use and express their unique strengths and talents.” One way Ala Costa Centers would help Lennie today might be through teaching him how to be gentle without over powering. In addition At Ala costa Leenie

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