Sympathy In Of Mice And Men

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Sympathy is key Death is one thing that many people associate with sympathy, such as a person's family member dying, you would feel bad for them once you find out about it. Sympathy can help people see what others are going through and to understand their struggles. Many characters in Of Mice and Men deserve sympathy but three characters deserve the most because they are treated the worst in their life. These characters are Lennie, Crooks, and Curley's wife. Although Lennie is treated really crappy he is not treated the worst in the novel. His whole life he was always called names for being big and dumb. At one point in the story George and Lennie are just about to get to Soledad and they stop to eat beans. Lennie says he likes his with ketchup and George proceeds to tell him that he always wants what they don't have and says “ You crazy son-of-a-bitch. You keep me in hot water all the time” (Steinbeck 11). He was telling Lennie that he always keeps him heated or furious and that he never gets to be calm and have time to rest since he has to watch Lennie like a hawk…show more content…
He does nothing wrong unlike Lennie and Curley’s wife, he just tries making a living or just try staying alive. He lives in a lonely shack or room that has a manure pile right outside his window, he only gets to work in the stables and nothing else. When Lennie is left alone at the ranch he wanders to go pet his pup and he runs into Crooks alone in his shack, they proceed to have a conversation and then Lennie ask why Crooks ain't wanted in the bunkhouse and he responds with “Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink.” (Steinbeck 68). This made every reader feel bad for him right then and there, he does nothing wrong and yet he gets treated worse than the horses he tends to. Crooks gets the worst treatment in the novel and it is only because of the color of his
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