He says, ‘I spose you’re glad’ and we’re reminded that Candy sees her as entirely responsible for the destruction of his dream. She is Eve, ruining his paradise. It’s sad because in a way she is accorded less respect than the only other women really mentioned in the novel – the girls in the local whorehouse. Even if the men only seek out the women there because they are lonely, there’s a kind of respect for the ‘working girl’ who does not offer anything more complicated than sex for cash. Curley’s Wife seems to command less respect than the prostitutes, and even Curley chooses to spend his night off at a brothel than with his
We first see Scout experiencing racism in the street when Lafayette Dubose rudely teases her and Jem because her father is a “nigger-lover” for taking the case on the side of Tom Robinson. Jem destroys her flowers, and they both go home, but Atticus knows what they did and tells them the meaning of the phrase. Atticus tells them that it means someone who puts himself or herself above Negros, and that he is indeed a “nigger-lover” because he tries his best to love everybody. He goes on to explain that everybody will be saying that because no one wants the Negro to win in the trial, as the townspeople believe that will lead to worse crimes from Negroes. Therefore, Scout realizes this may happen many more
Lennie did not know that it was not okay for him to touch other women’s dresses. Which then frightened the woman and she screamed which frightened Lennie and his only reaction was to hold on tight. Since the normal human sometimes does not recognize when another is a little “slow”, the woman jumped to the conclusion that Lennie was trying to hurt her. Another example of George and Lennie’s friendship is when George has to shoot Lennie, because he had accidentally murdered Curley’s wife.
One of the most obvious characters used in the novel to depict isolated at its greatest extent is Crooks, who is described as an outcast separated from the rest of the men because of his race. In the early 1900’s, racism was very common as white people thought they were superior to black people. Crooks’ loneliness is implied through his belongings, but also admits to being so lonely as he says, “S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy
Of mice and men (final) Johns Steinbeck’s 1937 masterpiece “of mice and men” gives insight to the lives of ordinary people affected by the great depression in America, during the 1930s. In the novella the themes of loyalty and disloyalty are a key part of the plot. Steinbeck explores the seminal themes of loyalty and disloyalty by careful use of setting, structure and development of complex character constructs. Also the use of language and imagery in the novella depict the reality of the great depression for many people and the challenges they faced everyday. At the beginning of the novella author John Steinbeck opens with a description of the idyllic natural setting, where “the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
His comment is very disrespectful because women
Relationships in which there is not mutual respect are destined to fail. Relationships in which one person’s autonomy is not valued are destructive. For example, when Dana travels back to the Antebellum South for the fourth time, she finds Rufus being beaten by a man as a woman watches from a distance, wearing a torn dress. Dana learns that the woman is Alice, and the man beating Rufus is Isaac, Alice’s husband. She convinces them to leave, and when nursing Rufus back to consciousness, learns that Rufus was beaten because he tried to rape Alice after she refused to marry him.
He gets brought up and shot down, all by people who call Lennie their friend. Candy, George, and Slim are all people who talk about Lennie quite often. Two more characters who talk about Lennie are Candy and George. They are both rude to Lennie, yet they defend him. Candy first talked about Lennie when he killed Curley's wife.
Thank You Ma’am By: Kush Can you imagine a woman who would kick a stranger and then later in the story feed the same person? Well, in the short story, “Thank You Ma’am,” by Langston Hughes, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, the protagonist, does just that. She has a very complicated personality because she is hostile, but still lonely and caring. A big indication that Mrs. Jone hostile is, after, a boy made an attempt to steal her purse and failed, he fell.
George´s character knows he would have an easier time without Lennie but he sticks with him anyway, showing that companionship is worth the hardships. ¨’... if I was alone I could live so easy... no mess at all…’
This evidence supports that everyone could turn against you only because you are talking to a colored person. As Harper Lee states “it’s hard to explain-ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody’s favoring Negroes over and above themselves” (108). It’s important because there started to call them more badly and been ruder to colored people. It’s important because they are making it a big deal about helping a colored person. The other thing is that there been jerks and
Starting in chapter one, Lennie was always a handful. George would get angry at Lennie sometimes, and lash out. George believes his life would be better without Lennie sometimes. He once told Lennie, “I could get along so easily and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail” (Steinbeck 7). In other words, George tells
What was life like during the 1930's? Life for people back then was so different from life now. Luanne Durst, born in 1931, says "People have so much more now than people had during the Depression"(AAron 1). The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck portrays how life for different people was back in the 1930’s. The book was set on a farm in Salinas Valley, California.
Through his artfully woven yarn, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck demonstrates to us how there’s always a glimmer of goodness even at the heart of what may feel at first like a world completely smothered in a cloak of evil. Right as the story begins to unravel before us, we’re introduced to a bond of unconditional love which only grows more evident as we go along. This tale also enlightens us to the amazing strengths to which trust can grow. As the novella draws to an end, the reader is shown that passionate hopes and dreams are recessed within us all, heedless of age, gender, race, or upbringing. The deeply-rooted love between George and Lennie is clear to the observer from very early on in the story and continues to be flaunted as the
Being isolated or not able to have something because of being different is tough. Imagine the people that are different races or they have a disability and they can not the same as others. Segregation lasted up until 1954, blacks in America were oppressed and given less because they did not have same pigment of skin. They were assumed to be less important so they were beat and forced to live in poor conditions. In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, many charters are limited to what they can do based of of barriers.