Intolerance In Faulkner's Of Mice And Men

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Mahatama Gandhi once said, “Anger and Intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” Intolerance is treating anybody unfairly because of their beliefs, they are different, or their identity. Currently, our society is filled with intolerance everywhere you turn; this could be on televisions or movies, in a novel, or even in a school. In general, intolerance can mean almost everything to different people. You’re probably wondering how this could be happening in the 21th century where technology, intelligence, quality of living are supposed to be stronger and safer than ever before. How can one person be sure that one nice school day a person will not be judged just because of their identity, but the content of their character? There are probably tons of things that bother us, but the…show more content…
An incident where this happened in The Butler was in the White House and an example in Of Mice and Men was Crook’s miserable life in a barn. The Butler shows us that black people were treated unfairly, disrespectfully and had to follow some many more rules compared to white people almost everywhere you turn! To prove this, the White House consists of black and white butlers, however, intolerance still occurs as black butlers get payed less than white butlers do, which is a form of social intolerance because the White House thinks black butlers weren’t equal enough to be treated the same as white people just because they were black. Of Mice and Men exposes intolerance by showing the reader that black people had no rights or freedom, treated disrespectfully and was excluded from every event and group just because they were considered “different”. To prove this, Crooks says, “‘Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me”. (Steinbeck
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