Stereotyped In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Everyone Gets Stereotyped Stereotyping others can lead to problems in the future and can cause people to become upset. When the characters George and Lennie from the book Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, are first introduced its easy to tell George stereotypes Lennie as stupid. Since Lennie is stereotyped as stupid, he causes problems throughout the book. George is also stereotyped, but as protective of Lennie. Throughout the book George tries to help Lennie as much as he can, even if it leads to a bad situation. Steinbeck shows how labeling and stereotyping influence how people look at the world by saying someone is one thing, without knowing everything about them. Since George may not fully realize that Lennie has trouble understanding the main point of things, George stereotypes Lennie as stupid. When George is annoyed with Lennie, Lennie thinks George is angry about, ‘“ I was only foolin’ George. I don’t want no ketchup. I wouldn’t eat no ketchup if it was right here beside me.”’ (Steinbeck 12). When George was angry it wasn’t actually about about Lennie wanting ketchup, George is angry because he thinks he would be better off without Lennie. As a result of Lennie having trouble understanding the main point of things, George must think Lennie is clueless and doesn’t understand why he is really mad. Therefore George …show more content…

George shows he’s protective of Lennie by saying, ‘“It ain’t your fault,” he said. “You don’t need to be scairt no more. You done jus’ what I tol’ you to. Maybe you better go in the washroom an’ clean up your face.”’ (Steinbeck 65). Even though Lennie and Curley got in a fight, and George warned Lennie not to get in any fights, George still wanted to make sure Lennie was okay. Since George is protective of Lennie, he will make sure Lennie is okay no matter what happens. When Lennie gets hurt in any type of way, George is always there to take care of

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