Mohammed Abadi Block D January 5, 2016 The Misunderstood Man Racism was one of the biggest problems in the 1930’s and in the human history. African-American people were treated like animals, the white people considered the African-American people as lower than them in social raking and treated them with injustice. In Steinbeck’s story, Crooks displays how hard life was for every African-American man in 1930’s. They were treated like animals, carelessly, disrespectfully, and they were also tortured.
The theme of loneliness is developed in chapter four in Of Mice and Men by explaining the situations that the characters are in with great detail. Unquestionably, loneliness is shown in the chapter when the author shows how Crooks lives his life. When Lennie first enters Crooks’ room, it seems like Crooks doesn’t want Lennie to be there. Crooks says, “You got no right to come in my room. This here’s my room.
Of Mice and Men, a story of friendship between to migrant farmers. Now when you here this you don't really think anything of this, but during this time migrant farmers didn't have friends it was just them no one else. Then you meet George and Lennie the two who break this stereotype of migrant farmers not having friends. In the book George and Lennie have ran away from their old job because of Lennie's mistakes, causing them to have to go find a new job.
John Steinbeck is a famous novelist who was born and raised in the country seat of Monterey Country in Salinas, California. The familiar geography and demographics inspired Steinbeck’s later novels and short stories. In his early adolescence, Steinbeck showed a growing interest in writing. He would work late at night in his attic, sometimes inviting friends over to read aloud to them. Hoping to sharpen his skills, Steinbeck enrolled at Sanford University in 1919.
Martin Luther King Jr. once confirmed, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”; considering this, justice appears to be threatened in society. Many are not treated with the deserving respect and courtesy as a result of intolerance. This is prominent in the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses the characters of Candy, Curley’s wife, and Crooks to demonstrate that individuals are victims of social injustice due to their physical ability, gender, and race. For instance, Steinbeck uses the character of Candy to demonstrate that individuals are victims of social injustice due to their physical ability.
In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the word nigger is used to develop the complex personality of Crooks. The story is centered around two migrant farmers; Lennie, who has a mental disability, and George, who watches over and protects Lennie from getting into any trouble. Crooks is a black man who works on the same ranch as these two men. Crooks is constantly discriminated against by his fellow workers because of his darker skin color. This unjust division has oppressed Crooks’ emotions, bringing forth a lack of confidence and strength within him.
Loneliness is like being a fish out of water miles away from the shore. In the same way the characters of Of Mice and Men felt alone, like they were the fish extracted from the sea. They wanted to be acknowledged. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck develops the theme that when humans are alone, they must result in overpowering one that is weaker than they, rendering them weaker than before. Steinbeck demonstrates how the character Crooks acts towards the other farmers by his description of not only Crooks, but how people like Crooks were treated during the time period it was set.
In some cases, the main characters of two very different books can share many similarities and differences. One example of this was shown in the novels, Of Mice and Men and Flowers for Algernon. In Of Mice and Men, the novel took place during the Great Depression. Lennie, the main character, and his best friend George conquered this toilsome time together. They found work at a farm in California.
What is the role of Crooks in the novella? In the novella “Of Mice and Men” Steinbeck uses the character Crooks as a vehicle to illuminate the silent suffering of the black community in the 1930s. In the novella, Crooks is used to explore the themes of isolation, prejudice and how Steinbeck believed that the American dream was an unrealistic ideal — a fantasy. Steinbeck uses Crooks to highlight the cruel treatment that black people had endured in the 1930s.
In Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men the main theme is Loneliness and Isolation. Steinbeck really creates an image in your head of the life of the migrated ranch men. He hides the fact the characters are isolated in the language he uses. The town that the ranch is close to is called “Soledad” which means loneliness in spanish. In latin “Solitaire” (the card game the men play) means alone and isolated.
“We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity, and power in our society”- Nelson Mandela. The book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck captures the reality of class division as the characters are judged upon their social status which defines who they are as a person. Steinbeck is suggesting that a person’s values are reflected by their race, as they are treated differently based on the color or their skin and a person’s gender as women have stereotypes set for them and are degraded by society. A person’s values are reflected by their race as they are treated differently based on the color or their skin.
Being isolated or not able to have something because of being different is tough. Imagine the people that are different races or they have a disability and they can not the same as others. Segregation lasted up until 1954, blacks in America were oppressed and given less because they did not have same pigment of skin. They were assumed to be less important so they were beat and forced to live in poor conditions. In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, many charters are limited to what they can do based of of barriers.
Prejudice, it’s something humans all do naturally. Everybody, no matter what race, appearance and family history, have some level of prejudice against others. In the novel Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife, Candy, and Crooks are discriminated against, ‘picked on’ and there are certain degrees of prejudice they are treated with. These characters are crucial in providing the audience or the reader with evidence that prejudice is a human fault and the way in which these characters were treated, is to be expected. Curley’s wife is a prime example of the type and degree of sexism and discrimination that women during that time were treated with.