Prejudice In John Stienbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Prejudice is a preconceived opinion on someone that is not based on reason. In the 1930’s, when Of Mice And Men by John Stienbeck was written, prejudice was very common. People were discriminated against based on their race, gender or mental disability. Curley’s Wife, one of the only female characters in the novel is prejudiced against because of her gender. 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.
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