The Segregation Crooks faces Isn’t nearly as a harsh as it would be in Jackson or Birmingham However, The isolation is ten times worse. Crooks pushes others away just as much as others push him away this is because he was taught this as a child that, he must relate with his own ‘kind’ though there isn’t another black family for miles. Crooks has a very lonely life because he doesn’t have any person that can completely understand what he feels. He can prattle on to people like lennie all he wants but it doesn’t satisfy him
Notwithstanding, he has had controversy with almost everyone on the ranch. He abused Lennie, a mentally disabled man, he publicly exposes his and his wife’s sexual lives, and he treats his wife as if she is his slave. Moreover, the actions Curley has done are corrupt, but they are not solely because he is an abominable person. An infrequent amount of readers will look at Curley’s actions and have sympathy for him, but Curley has reasons for his mistakes. Nevertheless, Curley is a disastrous man due to the way he grew up being an only child, he is astoundingly short, his father is a wealthy ranch owner, and he grew up in a racist and sexist community.
Disability is defined as a condition that restricts a person physically and/or mentally. In the John Steinbeck novel, of Mice and Men, Lennie suffers from this. He is mentally disabled. This forms the story’s conflict. Lennie tries to be in line with society however, his disability makes it much harder, especially in the time period that this story takes place in.
The most sickening opinion that we are told to have is when we are forced to treat people with disabilities and special needs differently than others. Prior to the twentieth century social attitudes to people with special needs were that these people were believed to be unhealthy or defective. Many people pitied others with disabilities or were scared of them (Brutner). This is horrendous and disgusts me. These people are human too, and as previously mentioned bleed red along with you and I. Arthur Radley in the book To Kill A Mockingbird has a mind that works slower than the average Joe, because he has a mental disability he is made fun of and labeled as an outcast.
For Crooks, it was his whole life dealing with racial segregation and in his adulthood, he always had to be isolated from others. These life events shaped him into the person that he became angry and resentful. Today racial segregation is still an issue, many people have not yet accepted that the Civil Rights ended racial segregation. Justice Scalia is a perfect example, he is ignorant and believes that African-Americans should be put in slower passed schooling. Justice Scalia said, “There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a slower track school where they do well.” He believes that African-Americans are not intelligent enough to go to the University of Texas, therefore, discriminating and being a racist.
She acts childish when dealing with problems. Although Calvin Jarrett works the hardest to keep the Jarrett family together, his communication skills lack many important techniques. He often plays the helpless story when dealing with Beth and Conrad’s abnormal relationship. He feels like too much has happened between the two and that there is nothing he can do about it, thus practicing withdrawing. Occasionally, he acts violently by attacking others.
In the novel “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck portrays the theme of social injustice throughout the story in the lives of several characters that include Lennie, Curley’s Wife, and the stable buck, Crooks. All of these characters are mistreated in some way, shape or form. The hardships that these characters faced help guide us to see the social injustice that is prevalent in the story. Lennie is a victim of social injustice due to the fact that he is mentally disabled. He is not treated fairly when he was accused of rape.
“There is no greater disability in society , than the inability to see a person as more” by Robert M. Hensel . Discrimination is a unjust treatment, both women and men have been discriminated by their differences between themselves. In Of MIce and Men many characters are discriminated for their disabilities, gender, age, and the most known the discrimination of color. Curley’s wife is discriminated for her gender. As the wife of the son’s boss, she is isolated by many other men, but is not able to make any contact with them due to her jealous husband.
Responsibility Over Living Sigmund Freud once said, “Most people do not really want freedom because freedom involves responsibility and most people are frightened of responsibility.” This quote in my opinion means that even though most people say they want freedom to do whatever they want, they really don’t because they’re too scared to accept responsibility for their actions. The character John hurt a lot of people in this novel because he is too afraid to be responsible. He would rather have a party than take care of a sick man’s house. He is not a good role model. In The Pigman by Paul Zindel, the character John Conlan’s philosophy on life is too irresponsible and selfish.
It seems that if someone is different, they act differently or they look different than what is socially “acceptable” they have a more difficult time being accepted by their community. Steinbeck uses Lennie’s disability to illustrate his ideas about discrimination in society and this parallels with its role in society today. Lennie’s disability hindered his acceptance throughout the book. First of all, the other men just see him as a set of strong hands, rather than an actual man. George for instance, says near the beginning of the book, “If he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, we’re set” (6).