Dealing With Loneliness If you’re different, best of luck to you. In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, there are many characters who deal with discrimination. Three characters who experience this the most are Curley’s wife, Crooks, and Lennie. Curley’s wife faces discrimination because she is a woman. Crooks experiences discrimination because he is black, and Lennie is discriminated against because of his mental disability.
This author includes this to show that they thought Curley's wife only wanted something from the men. The reader can infer that the men thinks she is desperate because it says she probably gives the stable buck the eye. No one really respected Crooks because of his color. Therefore, when the men say that, they are basically calling a her a “slut”. Throughout the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the author reveals that there were false expectations based on gender through the character of Curley’s Wife.
Overall Tom and Victor are villains in the eyes of the people they live with. First of all, Tom Robinson in a villain in the eyes of the town. At first Tom is accused of raping Mayella Ewull. In present day New York this would be a terrible thing to do and, back then it was terrible also. The level of evil is brung up because Tom was black and Mayella was white.
He is discriminated by teachers like Miss Caroline, by his friends like Scout, and even adults like Aunt Alexandra just because of his class. But walter isn't the only one that is treated unjustly. People like Dolphus Raymond who is treated wrong because of his life choices of marrying a black. Or Scout who is expected of acting lady-like. The takeaway point here is that this book is a revolt, one against discrimination and classism and unjust social
Minnie’s quilt, the dead bird and its cage, and the kitchen show that living in a man’s world is not easy. In the end, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale recognize that they too have experienced the same loneliness and mistreatment that led Mrs. Wright to murder her husband. The men don't value the women in this story and they don't see them as being very intelligent either. It is for this reason “A jury of her peers” is created. Peers being the women themselves as they stand up, united against the subjugation they have all experienced.
Lennie, one of the main characters was discriminated against because of his mental disability. Crooks, a black farmer is shown prejudice because of his race. Curley’s wife, Lennie and crooks are all characters who are victims of prejudice because they are different from all the others on the ranch.
In the book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, he writes about two men one named Lennie and one named George having a dream, but is ruined through the troubles of Lennie 's doings. This book was written in the 1930’s talking about migrant workers and how they survived through that era. In that era all migrant workers preferably work alone, but with George and Lennie they stick together because Lennie is a more challenged person so he doesn 't know his wrong doings which causes lots of trouble for George. On page 94, one of the most significant passages is written on having a dialogue between George and Candy about how they were unable to get the farm because Lennie had ruined their chances of getting it. Steinbeck creates a motif of loneliness through the different characters he writes about, ties in different strands of the story to make one storyline, and foreshadows events to come.
In today's society men, women and children experience prejudice in their lives, either as victims themselves or being guilty of using prejudice towards others due to differences between them. Prejudice is a preconception of a person based on stereotypes without real facts and discrimination based on gender, age and skin colour. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee isolates characters and depicts ways prejudice is used. She also demonstrates the evils of prejudice and the negative consequences that lie in the city of Maycomb. By taking the reader, step by step, through various real life situations, and analyzing the impact of prejudice on people's lives, she manages to go to the root of the problem in attempting to eliminate prejudice.
Thus, the writer used colors to compare Rachel’s past to her present. Dark green is usually associated with jealousy and during their marriage, Tom cheated on her. That ignited jealousy in Rachel, who was not receiving the love she wanted from him. Rachel felt a sense of resentment, also represented by dark green, as her husband wasn’t satisfied with what she had provided him with, pure love. On the other hand, black represent mystery, emptiness and secrecy.
Throughout the novel, Steinbeck suggests that societal discrimination, based on any factor, will lead an individual to become bitter, desperate and isolated. The individuals within the novel are greatly affected by the discrimination which is shown through their interactions with other people as well as the emotions and ideas they offer. Bitterness stems from the unjust and terrible treatment someone has been put through in the past. In Of Mice and Men, bitterness within the characters are not only visible when it comes to their interactions with each other, but it is also shown throughout the character's ever growing personality traits. Sexism is evident when it comes to the relationships that the men have with Curley’s wife.