This making distance in relationships in Of Mice and Men, isolating these characters into loneliness. Steinbeck’s characterization and setting expresses his belief that it is both social barriers and personal choice that causes the loneliness and isolation of the characters. Civil rights caused separation and isolation towards black people when Of Mice and Men took place. As Crooks mention himself “Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I 'm black.
And as a person of color, Crooks realizes and sees all this happening, just before the conversation, Lennie asked, “‘Why ain’t you wanted. Cause I 'm black,’” Crooks responded (OMAN 68). Crooks sees all of the small but racist actions that are done upon him by the other workers, not letting him play cards, saying he stinks, Crooks knows that this is all just because he is
They all show to have been or become lonely in the story at one point in time. Firstly Crooks shows to be a lonely character in the book Of Mice and Men. This is when he is talking to lennie, "S 'pose you didn 't have nobody. S 'pose you couldn 't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How 'd you like that?"
In several parts of the world there are problems that arise on a daily basis, but many can usually be traced back to one group of humans, women. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, a man named Curley, the son of a ranch owner, gets married to what seems to be a nice, pretty, and naive woman. Although these two are married, they are rarely seen together around the ranch. This then leads to Curley’s wife being seen ‘flirting’ with the male workers on the ranch and disliked among several of the male characters in the novel. Nonetheless, Steinbeck expresses that Curley’s wife is actually the antagonist of the story through her characterization, actions, and dialogue.
Of Mice and Men is a book by John Steinbeck that takes place in the 1930s at a ranch in Soledad, Alabama. The 1930s was a tough time because of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. There were many migrant workers and people searching for companions. Migrant workers are people who travel from place to place trying to earn money. In the book, George and Lennie travel together to ranches, Lennie is mentally disabled with gigantism.
Throughout John Steinbeck's novella “Of Mice and Men”, Crook’s worth of an individual's life is at the bare minimum from being discriminated because of his race, being labeled as disabled, and having to work under everyone else. Race discrimination is shown by directly being based on a character named Crooks who people treated differently because he was black. “Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black.”(75) Crooks was always left out of everything as if he was only a piece of dirt. Imagine feeling like nothing
There are multiple way to prove that there has always been fascism, segregation, discrimination and loneliness even in the olden days. This paragraph will be about racism because it is part of discrimination. Crooks is the one who the quote. Lennie is trying to make friends and asks Crooks why he isn’t wanted so Crooks tells him it’s because of racism related reasons. “Cause I’m black.They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black.” Steinbeck 68
She gets isolated because of her appearance because she's a girl, and is Curley's wife which if you talk to her he will have a problem with you and would want to start a fight. Curley's wife says “ I never get to talk to nobody I get awful lonely(43)”. Finally, Lennie, Lennie is isolated Of is characteristics, he his mentally handicapped, which means his brain works differently than the rest of the characters in the story. One part of the story that shows Lennie is handicapped is when they meet the Curley.“You the new guys the old man was waitin for’ we just come in; said George’ let the big guy talk(13)”. In this statement, Lennie is isolated because he has a childish personality and George has to do the talk for Lennie.
Lear believes that his daughter does not care for him and so takes away her inheritance, while Claudio believes that his betrothed has been unfaithful and so shames her on their wedding day. The final similarity is Shakespeare’s use of ‘funny characters,’ those whose value seems to be nothing more than to provide the audience, usually the groundlings, with same base form of amusement. Lear has his jester, and the maid Margaret plays the part in Much Ado. However, often these characters will be given deeply philosophical lines and essential parts in the furthering of the plot, which go unseen by the average, non-academic viewer. “While we might think little of the buffoonery of a Nick Bottom or the witticisms of a Feste, Shakespeare, his contemporaries in the early modern professional theatre and especially his audiences, valued clowning highly – and scrutinised it carefully in its