Of Mice Of Men Rhetorical Analysis

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Could you imagine being surrounded by so many people and still feeling lonely and helpless? “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” (Emerson 2017). This is a message many people should live by. In Of Mice of Men the message that I believe John Steinbeck is trying to show us is to treat people the way we want to be treated. Nobody should be treated different because of their age.
Candy is lonely because nobody includes him. My guess is that they don’t include him because he is old and disabled. “All but old Candy. He just sets in the bunkhouse sharpening his pencil and sharpening and figuring” (Steinbeck 69). The quote connects to how Candy doesn’t really get invited when the guys go to town because he has no hand and he’s old. They believe he’ll just slow them down. Even if someone isn’t the same nationality as you, you should never exclude them!
Crooks is never included because of his race. He has his own room away from everyone else and he isn’t allowed to be in the bunkhouse, nobody invites him anywhere or to do anything. “Well, I got a right to have a light. You go on get outta my room. I ain’t wanted in the bunkhouse, and you ain’t wanted in my room” (Steinbeck 68). This quote connects to Crooks being
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No matter whether someone’s race, gender, age, etc. you should always include everyone and treat them with respect. “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope” (Obama 2017). This is a quote I believe many people should live by everyday. I believe it could have made a difference in the 1930’s when Of Mice and Men took
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