Why you got the white mens driving and the colored lifting?” (Wilson) rHe is not allowed to drive the truck, as that job is reserved for the white man. Walter also is a chauffeur for a rich white man, a fact he laments throughout Fences. Both men, like so many other black men in their time, have no formal education and are relegated to serving the white man, even a century after overt slavery ended. For them, their lives are not fully in their control. In both plays, they find they can only ever improve their circumstances through hardship: in Fences, Troy was able to purchase a home because of his brother’s injury and permanent disability from the war.
Crooks is physically separated from the rest of the workers on the ranch and has to live in a shed on the side of the barn. The racial discrimination is harsh and is part of the microcosm Steinbeck uses to describe in his story. Crooks reads lots of books because he has no companions. Crooks has the same problem as candy because of his disability and race he has no hope of moving on and getting a better
To show this, Steinbeck created the character of Candy. An old ranch worker who lost his hand. Candy is essentially what the men on the farm will be in a few decades. Someone who spent their whole life working for other people, only to have very little money, and
Throughout John Steinbeck's novella “Of Mice and Men”, Crook’s worth of an individual's life is at the bare minimum from being discriminated because of his race, being labeled as disabled, and having to work under everyone else. Race discrimination is shown by directly being based on a character named Crooks who people treated differently because he was black. “Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black.”(75) Crooks was always left out of everything as if he was only a piece of dirt. Imagine feeling like nothing
There is one character who shows this theme, Candy. Candy loss his dog due to old age and his dog was his only campaign and the only real happiness and family he had and without him he 's nothing. Candy said to George, “You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn 't no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me.
Gregor has always believed that he was an insignificant “insect” and that his worth only came from his financial support to his family. He was always dehumanized by his boss who believed that he was a crook and a slacker. Gregor had to work in this environment for fifteen years without any real human contact except from his family. Although it does not state how Gregor’s relationship with his father is it can be implied from Gregor’s mistreatment that there was a strain on their relationship. So, Gregor being transformed into an insect would just be a reflection of his inner self.
The farmers couldn 't provide for their family because they lacked power and money to effectively work on their farms, they were stuck in bad economy. In the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in chapter 4 page 17 it says, ’’’I wonder if that farmer thought to fool me in this clumsy manner. Any crow of sense could see that you are only stuffed with straw.’ Then he hopped down at my feet and ate all the corn he wanted. The other birds, seeing that he was not harmed by me, came to eat the corn too, so in. A short there was a great flock of them about me.’’’ This shows that the Scarecrow wasn’t able to do his job because he was stuck on
Willy died when he committed suicide, so his family could get the insurance money because he felt he would never be successful. He heard Biff tell him that he loved him and he felt happy but thought the only way his family could be happy was if they had enough money to live comfortably. He didn’t realize that his family needing him around was more important to them then the amount of money he brought home. “WILLY: You wait, kid, before it’s all over we’re going to get a little place out in the country, and I’ll raise some vegetables, a couple of chickens…LINDA: You’ll do it yet, dear”, (Act 2). Willy has a feeling that his selling won’t do well, so in order to avoid the fact that he is failing at being a salesman.
In the book, George and Lennie travel together to ranches, Lennie is mentally disabled with gigantism. He doesn 't know how to control his actions and his grip strength crushes things uncontrollably. In the 1930s, people with disabilities were not treated equally and they were often taken advantage of. For example, Curley, the owner of the ranch 's son often takes advantage of Lennie and tries to pick fights with Lennie and Lennie doesn 't know how to respond. Lennie and George strive to try to reach the American Dream, they want to own their own farm and Lennie wants to tend the rabbits.
He 's sick of his life, has been for a while now. People say that money can 't buy happiness, but those people usually have enough of it to pay the bills and buy food for their table. Tommy Joe has none, and he 's living on the good will of his friends. A struggling musician. Well, nobody told him that without education he 'd be totally useless at the job market, and that without a proper job he couldn 't even go to Mexico with Mia and Mike for a vacation.
In the story, I found it ironic that the two people traveling with each other would be complete opposites of each other. George is the smart, short guy while Lennie is the strong, tall guy. George can think for himself but Lennie cannot. This is shown throughout the entire story, but it is especially shown when George says, “Hide in the