Mistreated In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Did you know that 30 states have laws in their constitutions that prohibit the disabled from voting? Unfortunately, many people feel the need to take away basic human rights, because they feel that the disabled ones cannot handle it. Many disabled ones are born with disabilities and they cannot help how they look, talk, or act. Should this be the reason that they should be reduced to below the way that children are treated? In the book Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck demonstrates the way that disabled ones are treated in the real world through his character Lennie. Lennie is often treated as a child and is definitely mistreated. Lennie is sometimes bullied by George, his caretaker and so Of Mice and Men demonstrates how people in the real world are sometimes treated. No one should be treated poorly, because of their disabilities. Mentally disabled ones are usually the main ones bullied by their caretakers, they have to live in segregated environments and they also are sometimes treated inappropriately by their caretakers.…show more content…
Everyone gets frustrated, but sometimes caretakers of mentally disabled patients take their frustrations out on the people. This is mainly in regards to children, although it does happen to older ones as well. The reason this happens is because mentally disabled ones are easy targets. Most mentally disabled ones have cognitive problems and therefore they cannot exactly report the abuser. Therefore the caretakers go on abusing the disabled ones and no one knows. Lennie from Of Mice and Men was often bullied or called names by his caretaker, George. The problem in the world is that people view even their family members as a burden rather than as family. They may only take care of the person for money or because they know it is the right thing to do. But what is the point of “taking care” of the person if you are mistreating them and making them feel worse than they do with their
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