Of Mice And Men Discrimination

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Discrimination in Of Mice and Men People have been discriminating each other since the beginning of humanity, and the twentieth century is no exception. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck does a magnificent job at showcasing the kinds of discrimination that people had gone through. Of Mice and Men is a book based in the early 1900s that follows the story of two migrant workers, George and Lennie, who are working towards their dream of sharing a small plot of land and finally living the life of stability and happiness that they have always wanted. While George and Lennie are working towards their dreams, the audience gets front row seat to many different types of discrimination including racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, and sizeism. Curley’s wife and Crooks are two characters in the story who are unfairly discriminated against because of their sex and race-- both factors that are completely out of their realm of control. Crooks experiences racism. When Lennis enters Crooks room and they start a conversation, which then leads to Lennie asking Crooks why he is not wanted in the bunkhouse. Crooks then responds, “‘’Cause I’m…show more content…
Though Curley’s wife and Crooks experienced discrimination in different ways-- Curley’s wife experienced sexism in a patriarchal society, while Crooks experienced racism in a post Reconstruction era (both still prevalent in modern society)-- they were both unjustly discriminated against due to ineradicable aspects of themselves. Of Mice and Men displays many differents types of jaundiced discrimination to speak out against the malicious and inequitable actions that had been forced upon those undeserving of it. The style of Steinbeck’s writing draws pity from the reader. Of Mice and Men inevitably causes all who have read it to side with those faced with unjust prejudice. Although unfair discrimination was a part of everyday life during the early twentieth century, Steinbeck 's story is meant to speak out on these untenable prejudiced
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