Abigail Williams portrays the human flaw of envy. She tries to do anything to break up the relationship between John Proctor and his wife because she is so jealous. Reverend Parris conveys selfishness through his words and actions. The only thing he cares about is himself and how he is seen in the town. Finally, Thomas Putnam depicts the human flaw of lust for money and power by trying to spread the belief of witchcraft in order to buy more land from those who died.
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.
Notwithstanding, he has had controversy with almost everyone on the ranch. He abused Lennie, a mentally disabled man, he publicly exposes his and his wife’s sexual lives, and he treats his wife as if she is his slave. Moreover, the actions Curley has done are corrupt, but they are not solely because he is an abominable person. An infrequent amount of readers will look at Curley’s actions and have sympathy for him, but Curley has reasons for his mistakes. Nevertheless, Curley is a disastrous man due to the way he grew up being an only child, he is astoundingly short, his father is a wealthy ranch owner, and he grew up in a racist and sexist community.
For the character McMurphy for example, he was unable to find his place in society due to his criminal behaviour and actions, which made him be viewed as mad. Although he was only wrongly accused of his actions, such as seen with his conviction of statutory rape, and his rebellious nature made it a challenge for him to be accepted within his society . It can further be seen within the character Billy Bibbit, who price for being unable to live up to the expectations his mother put upon him, was his own life, and resulted in him having a hard time coping with all the unfortunate circumstances in his life. These unfortunately were brought upon by this pressure and rejection of those around him, that has not driven him mad, however has only pushed him to his limitations and caused others to only perceive he is truly mad. Lastly, this was seen within the character Chief Bromden, whose Native American background is repressed by society, thus causing the Chief a tremendous amount of pain, anger and grief, that made him be looked upon as crazy and pushed even further
The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people that society look down upon see things from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who society looks down upon, as they consider him blind, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid.
Surly Curley Surly is defined as being “bad-tempered and unfriendly.” This is the perfect definition for the curly-haired antagonist of Of Mice and Men. Most will say there is no justification behind Curley's hostility. He was rude to Lennie upon meeting him, was controlling over his wife, he attacked Lennie, didn't mourn his wife's death, and arranged for Lennie's murder. While you can sum up that Curley is a total jerk and deserves punishment, you can also analyze the text further.
Why is it that even the worst off in our society would just assume continuing to enact a story in which they are miserable? It’s hard for people to give up a story because they don’t even realize there is one. Like the narrator in the beginning was oblivious to even a creation myth, but was acting out the principles it taught without even realizing where he got these principles. Even the worst off in our society would continue enacting this story because they have been conditioned to believe that any other life out there is worst.
Unfortunately, this mistake haunts him when he tries to distance himself from his past lover, who grows uncontrollably envious. This causes the creation of the witch trials - the very center of John’s afflictions and the sculptor of his disposition. Choosing to persevere through them all, John suffers multiple conflicts with society and relationships which reveal and develop his independent character. Living in a theocratic society, John struggles to conform to the thinking that Salem demands of him. Because he induces disunity within the village,
Every day, millions of people judge others based on the stereotypes that apply to them, and some do not even know it. Most times these misjudgments are harmless, however, they can definitely be destructive. False judgments based on the stereotypes one follows can make a total stranger seem like a menace to society. This issue is so popular, that it used every day to falsely misjudge others in harmful ways. The most important lesson gained from reading Night, Of Mice and Men, and watching Angel of Bergen-Belsen is that one cannot use stereotypes to judge others because the person could be the total opposite of the judgments and misjudging they can inflict harm to that person if used in the wrong way.
Of george And Lennie Everyone in the world, all the time, people experience unfairness in life, rather than experiencing fairness or even equality for that matter. To some of us, life may even seem more unfair than it is completely fair. The sacrifices you make in your life will determine your future. Of Mice and Men shows how making a sacrifice may be difficult, but it will typically pay off in the long run. We can see in Of Mice and Men several examples of sacrifices that are made for the well being of someone.
But, he cautioned, discrimination involves more than language. “Low Wages are a form of racism, too, because they minimize the work of migrants.” (Bacon 3) Workers are treated poorly based on their legal status and lack of English understanding. They are not only physically abused by being overworked, but they are also verbally abused. Burros meaning donkey, is a degrading and derogatory insult towards the migrant workers.
Though Curley’s wife and Crooks experienced discrimination in different ways-- Curley’s wife experienced sexism in a patriarchal society, while Crooks experienced racism in a post Reconstruction era (both still prevalent in modern society)-- they were both unjustly discriminated against due to ineradicable aspects of themselves. Of Mice and Men displays many differents types of jaundiced discrimination to speak out against the malicious and inequitable actions that had been forced upon those undeserving of it. The style of Steinbeck’s writing draws pity from the reader. Of Mice and Men inevitably causes all who have read it to side with those faced with unjust prejudice. Although unfair discrimination was a part of everyday life during the early twentieth century, Steinbeck 's story is meant to speak out on these untenable prejudiced
Steinbeck has created contrasting impressions of Curley’s wife. “Of MMice and mMen” is the intriguing novella, set in the 1930’s, by John Steinbeck. He portrays various impressions of Curley’s wife using a range of literary techniques . Curley’s wife is first introduced by Candy, the old swamper, who describes her from his view.
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.
One way writers get readers to understand their points is by use of symbols. The author John Steinbeck in his book Of Mice and Men used two characters, Curley’s wife and Crook to symbolise sexism and racism. In the story one of the workers at the ranch is called Curley and he has a wife. In the novel she is always called by Curley’s wife and we never know her name. “ Looking in was Curley’s wife” (87)