Of Mice And Men Outcast Analysis

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“And her eyes traveled from one face to another. ‘They left all the weak ones here’” (77). This quote appears late in the novel when Slim, George, and a few others from the ranch left to go into town. This means they left the others that were considered ‘the outcasts’ behind. In Of Mice and Men, these outcasts, Candy, Crooks, Curley’s Wife, and Lennie, are discriminated for their physical capabilities, race, gender, and mental abilities. In the novel Of Mice and Men, Candy is discriminated for his physical capabilities because his right hand is only a stump. According to Candy himself, “‘I ain’t much good with on’y one hand. I lost my hand right here on this ranch. That’s why they give me a job swampin’” (59). Candy is ranked one of the lowest on the ranch since all he does is clean. He is considered an outcast and is left behind, just like some of the others who are discriminated against. Crooks is another character who faces difficulties on the ranch. Characters, such as…show more content…
She is the only girl on the ranch, and because of this, she faces difficulties from the boys. Curley’s Wife was just trying to find someone to confide in, and Lennie was there, but because she could cause trouble, Lennie wasn’t allowed to talk to her. She says to Lennie, “‘Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely’” (86). She also states “‘You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley’” (87). This is because she is Curley’s wife, and because she’s his, and she is a female and not just another guy and the ranch, she isn’t allowed to do things that some of the other people on the ranch can do. She is also classified as a tart by many of the guys. Since she isn’t even allowed to really talk to people on the ranch and do things the other guys get to do, this shows how she is discriminated against for her gender and on her
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