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.
Jealously, like how it is shown in the video, is evident within Crooks. Although it is not blatantly said that Crooks is jealous, we can assume he is from his words and actions. For example, on page 68, Crooks goes on to say that he isn’t allowed in the bunkhouse since he is black, then later on, on page 74, he goes on about how, someone can go crazy if they have no one to talk to, and that too much loneliness will make you sick. From these two examples, we can see that Crook’s is jealous of the other farm workers and on a more specific level, George and Lennie.
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.
So during the course of the drama, John is trying to find himself again by gaining back the trust of his wife Elizabeth Proctor, who is often called Goody Proctor (Miller). While Proctor does have moments of weakness, he is overable able to find himself again. One moment of John’s weakness can be seen when he and Abigail are talking; she tries to convince him his actions are not wrong and to continue on with the affair (Miller 1271). This plan however does not work. After their conversation Abigail decides to frame Proctor’s wife as a witch by stabbing herself with a needle and blaming Elizabeth with voodoo (Miller 1306).
Amari is mad because she is taken from hometown. Polly is angered by given the task of teaching Amari, she did not like people with dark skin. The novel goes on as Polly and Amari grower closer together. The two grows closer by events on the plantation like being whip for dropping drinks, and hiding the mixed baby from master Derby. Teenie told them to escape to the north, but Amari was going to go to the south to Fort Moses.
A volunteer. ”(242) This is represented as the Dust Witch is in a hurry to close her act because she knows she is in danger of being killed, but instead of closing the act Charles Holloway volunteers to participate in it allowing the act to continue. This portrays situational irony because the Witch’s plan to close the act didn’t follow through which shows how much she underestimated Charles Halloway and the boys. Additionally, dramatic irony is also profoundly used throughout the novel.
In chapter four we meet Crooks. A black man that has been outcasted just because of the color of his skin. He has spent his entire life being discriminated against. He just wants to be an equal. The text says “‘Why ain’t you wanted?’
This is an example of how sexualized she is just because she is pretty and a woman. Secondly, when she is talking to Lennie, she is talking about how lonely she is at the farm because she doesn’t, “like Curley” (89). She talks about how her career as a dancer was cut short, and that marring Curley was a backup plan incase her dancing career does not work. She was sort of forced into marrying Curley, and now she says that, “I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad” (87).
Patronized Depression Could it be that the cause of sin and madness is due to the limitation of the human mind? In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman tells the story of a young women who tends to distract herself by trying to free the lady inside the wall. However, this figure might not only be the thing Jane or the narrator might want to free, as she is clinically depressed, and is constantly being patronized by John her husband, who seems to limit Jane’s interaction with other people and her personal diary. The Yellow wallpaper is seen as a way to escape her depression. In this story the role of Jane is limited due to her “Condition,” and her ability to express herself.
and he’s got Lennie. You can also see this amorous facet in the way they play with the lighting in some of the scenes. During the scene where George and Curley 's wife meet in the barn, George is shown in a dark light, obscuring his face, while Curley 's wife is shown in a bright light, making her seem innocent and almost angelic. This suggests that Curley 's wife could bring light to the dark part of George; the part that, in the end, was responsible for Lennie 's death. In another scene, the scene between Lennie and Curley 's wife shortly before her death, the lighting again played an important role in the way she is perceived.
Presents accepted historical truths from a new perspective. The drowning man depicted symbolises that Anglo-Saxon people are drowning out the communities, and cultural differences of the African Americans and aboriginal people, ruining their unique identity. The group of indigenous Australians sitting around a camp fire and one larger figure on the right in the composition, portray Bennett’s feeling of not being accepted by either the Aboriginal people or the Anglo-Celtic. This painting directly links with the lost identity of Gordon Bennett and many others of the lost generation people with his confused cultural background. He raises questions through his artworks about both his own individual understanding of who he is and also the oppression and racism towards the Australian Aboriginal people particularly as recorded in
In the midst of things after Curley’s wife had died Candy had stayed behind and scolded at her “You done it, di’n’t you? I s’pose you’re glad. Ever’body knowed you’d mess things up. You wasn’t no good. You ain’t no good now, you lousy tart”(95)
In Chapter Four, Crooks began to pour out his thoughts to Lennie stating, “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long he’s with you. I tell ya,” he cried, “ I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick” (Steinbeck 37). When Crooks ranted to Lennie, the physically large man appeared inattentive. In a way,
Douglass’ “natural elasticity” being crushed shows that not only is Mr. Covey successful in physically breaking Douglass far past the point of exhaustion, but he is also able to destroy the passion he had for reading and learning. Frederick no longer has this flexibility or “elasticity” of adjusting to where ever he is sent while staying true to his own morals and himself. The identity that he loses turns him into a slave that no different than the rest. He knows that in order to escape slavery, he must learn how to read and write; however if he no longer has this excitement and the resolve to learn, then he will never escape slavery. As Douglass says “the dark knight of slavery closed in upon me,” revealing to the reader the maliciousness of practice of slavery and why it has such a deleterious effect on the formation of slaves’ identities.