Examples Of Sexism In Of Mice And Men

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Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, is a classic demonstration of sexism, as well as misogyny. Set in the 1930s, when these views were “normalized”, the author relates these issues primarily in the description of Curley's wife. You can identify the sexism Curley's wife faces daily by analyzing the words of George, one of the main characters of the book. He says “ranch with a bunch a’ guys on it ain't no place for a girl” (Steinbeck), George means this in a clearly offensive way, by using the word “girl” instead of “woman”, this could mean he doesn't respect her, or find her on the same level as himself, and belittles her. He also means that Curley's wife doesn't belong running or even working on a ranch, simply because she is not a man, and

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