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Outliers In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Outliers in Of Mice and Men Imagine living in a place where you are different from everybody else. How would you feel? Wouldn't you feel lonely, different, unwanted? This is exactly how the two characters, Crooks and Curley’s wife feel in the outstanding novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men tells a tale about laborers in Salinas, California in the dusty vegetables fields and river valleys. The migrant workers hustle and work hard to get work in these rough times. Besides work, other factors in some of the characters lives can make it difficult for them to be comfortable in this environment, and causes them feel like they are divergent to everybody else. In Of Mice and Men the characters, Curley's wife and Crooks have different situations in their life that make them both isolated from the others because they are…show more content…
As the only women on the ranch, this causes Curley's wife to be the minority to all of the men on the farm. This causes her to become very lonely and isolated since she is the only women. In the texts Curley's wife says, “‘I get lonely,’... ‘You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad, ‘How’d you like not to talk to anybody?’” (87). This shows how since she is the only woman she is isolated from everybody else and feels very lonely. The setting of the novel takes place before the civil rights movement. So Crooks, being the only African-American man on the farm plays a huge part on his isolation. In the text Crooks says, “‘I ain't wanted in the bunkhouse...Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I cant play because I’m black’” (68). Since he is the only African-American, while all of the other men are white, he doesn't get the same amount of respect and acceptance as the others. This causes him to be isolated because the other men don't allow him to do the same things as
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