Katherine Evans Period 4 Loneliness and the Negative Effects on Life Everyone eventually feels a little bit lonely sometimes weather its being away from family for a long period of time or it's being in a new place where you don't know anyone. Loneliness is something most people are faced with at some point in their life. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two men named George and Lennie move around a lot and work on ranches. In the novel they are working on a ranch near Soledad, California; Soledad means solitude connecting to loneliness. While they are there they meet people like Crooks, Curley, Curley’s wife, Carlson and Candy.
Lee weaves in the depiction of the mockingbird to symbolize the destruction of innocence. The image of a mockingbird can be seen in Tom Robinson who received plenty of injustice and unfairness only because he was African American; and Mayella Ewell, also experiencing her share of hate due to her low place in society. Tom Robinson represents a mockingbird, having been getting a bucketload of racism and mean comments from the people of Maycomb. Tom was a kind African American man who was
One of the people that gets discriminated in the book is Crooks. Crooks is an African American that gets mistreated because of race. There are a few examples that the author really highlights, when we find out that Crooks is living away from all of the white men, nobody comes to visit him, and he gets referred to by the other men with racist slurs. He also works by himself on jobs that are difficult to him since his was crippled by a horse. There are some striking
They play cards, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well I tell you all of you stink to me.” ”(65) Crooks was shunned because his physical appearance and wasn’t treated the same as the rest of the men. This makes Crooks a key character that informs us of the social injustices that where prominent during the time period of the novel. In the novel “Of Mice and Men” the theme of social injustice is presented by John Steinbeck through the characters of Lennie, Curley’s wife, and Crooks.
So then the cycle continues he was born to treat people racistly and badly like the way he was treated. To kill a mockingbird has the theme it is important to recognize all humans deserve respect regardless of their place society. Not all citizens of Maycomb weren't treated equally and with respect. For instance Arthur, “Boo” Radley was treated unequally and badly because no one knew about him so they began with rumors and pictured as an evil monster. Bob Ewell was born into racism and abuse and people judge him thinking he wants to do what he does but he was raised this way.
Decision making is hard to do, especially if it is a hard decision to make. In Of Mice and Men it is hard decision when George kills Lennie. John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men during the Great Depression in the United States. The novel Of Mice and Men reflected of the story of migrant workers trying to find work in the depression. The two men are migrant workers finding work on a ranch.
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. He is jealous because they have someone to talk to, and although he has many possessions, none of them can fill his void of loneliness.
In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about George and Lennie working at a ranch near Soledad, California during the Great Depression. The two characters are the complete opposites of each other, but they created a bond or love between each other. While George is a slim and smart guy, Lennie is a mentally ill person who has the mind of a 5 year old, but is physically strong. Another loving character in the novel is Candy. He is an old person who lost his right hand in a ranch accident.
Racism is an issue that started centuries ago and still circles its way into today’s world. People become stereotyped, are treated unequally, and are flat out disrespected just because of one’s race. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, we meet a character whose name is Crooks. Crooks, the African-American stable buck, is predominantly treated different from everyone else because of the color of his skin. He is called by racial slurs most of the time, is not allowed in the bunkhouse, and secludes himself after being secluded for so long.
The black man on the back porch is afraid of the rattle snake because it is bad luck, or the innocent little slave is quick to believe everything one tells them at the drop of the hat. These are just some of the many racist stereotypes of the 1840s. A character named Jim is the star African American whom Twain bestoys the mission of being the stereotypical black man to prove a point. He along with his much more pallor companion Huck go on exciting adventures that unfold the events which expose the racist conduct of the time. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain saturates his novel with potent images of acute racism severe enough as to create a satirical mien that exposes the absurdity of prejudice.