Essay On Discrimination In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Back in the 1920´s through the 1930´s people would have been seen differently because of their skin tone. Like crooks in Of Mice and Men he's a man of color and because of that he lives by himself in the barn while all the white men live together in the bunk house. Characters in this story view the discrimination differently. In this story the discrimination has affected not too many lives but causes one not to be as happy and fulfilling as the others which is a negative effect on him and how well he socializes with others. Like for example it says ¨ Crooks bunk was a long filled box with straw ¨( 66 ). While when it talks about the bunk house it says ¨ The bunkhouse was a long, rectangular building. Inside, the walls were white washed…show more content…
Like when Crooks made a rude comment to her she replied with¨Well, you keep your place then nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny¨(81). This quote shows that she was taking advantage of her rights as a women and using them for all the wrong reasons. Also that she was not to fond of him.
John Steinbeck was born on February 22 1902 in Salinas California. He was interested in writing Of Mice and Men because of all the migrant workers he saw growing up as a child. As they go from ranch to ranch or farm to farm. He also use to work on ranches just like george and lennie did but that is how he got everything in the story to be exactly like how they were back in the day. He also won the nobel prize in literature in 1962. He got it because of how realistic his story truly was.
During the time period of the story Of Mice and Men people who were of color were treated differently. They had a harder time getting through there jobs and meeting new people and being welcomed into their environment. During the time in this story Women were always right and they were trusted over the men. In this story discrimination is a big part on how all the characters viewed each other. It also had a big affect on how they're working environment was
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