People are all too often judged by their appearance rather than by who they really are. In the story Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, this is what happened to the stable buck Crooks. Crooks has one major difference from everyone on the ranch, he's black. This major difference gives Crooks an attitude towards life that is different from everyone else's . Crooks attitude is being closed off from the rest of the workers.
Due to the characteristics of Crooks, Lennie, and Candy, they are the outsiders of society in this novel. To begin, Crooks is an outsider as he is not of white descent and the only colored man that works on the ranch. Crooks is discriminated upon by the workers on the ranch and sleeps in a room segregated from the others that sleep in the bunkhouse together. Moreover, he is not allowed to play cards with the men who live in the bunkhouse because in their words, he “stinks”; it is not the fact that Crooks stinks, but the fact that he is black. In section four of Of Mice and Men, Crooks’ character says, “‘S’pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy ‘cause you was black,’” (Steinbeck 72).
Rhetorical Analysis for “Once More to the Lake” Life is fleeting and time moves quickly. In the blink of an eye, childhood becomes only a memory and the difficulties of the world become a factor of everyday life. E.B. White reflects on his earlier years in his personal essay “Once More to the Lake,” a detailed account of his childhood memories with his father at the lake. He carries on the father-son tradition by bringing his own son out to the lake, experiencing flashbacks to his youth.
In the ranch where George and Lennie are staying, there is a bully, called Curley. Lennie was frightened by Curley’s demeanor, so he asked George if they can go to other ranches, but George told him that they have to stay here until they get a stake. Instead of a normal ranch, Lennie dreams of a ranch in a safe environment with only George and himself, and few rabbits hopping around. On the other hand, George wants to be free of his entire existence including Lennie. George only wants few dollars in his pocket and the chance to be his own man within the restricted parameters available to men like him.
John Steinbeck teaches us that setting goals in life is important because people never get better in life without a purpose. In the book Of Mice and Men there are many cases of farm workers who plan to work on a farm their entire life, it is different for these two friends that want to make themselves a better life. George and Lennie are always talking about owning their own farm in the future, with this ambition, they both are already ahead of those who do not strive for their dreams or feel that their dreams are not realistic enough. Keeping an optimistic mindset is key in striving for your dreams. Lennie is always asking George to talk about the farm they are going to have even though George has told the story many times.
He knows that he is discriminated against for his race and does not think it is fair. He is like all of the other workers except he has a different skin color. “This is just a nigger talkin’ , an’ a busted black nigger” (71). Crooks knows that the other workers call him a “nigger” or “black” and they do not see him as a regular human. He is all alone out in his barn because the others have prejudice against African-Americans.
One of the people that gets discriminated in the book is Crooks. Crooks is an African American that gets mistreated because of race. There are a few examples that the author really highlights, when we find out that Crooks is living away from all of the white men, nobody comes to visit him, and he gets referred to by the other men with racist slurs. He also works by himself on jobs that are difficult to him since his was crippled by a horse. There are some striking
The prosecutor attempting to convict Tom Robinson, Mr. Gilmer, essentially finds that Tom put himself above Mayella by a saying he was sorry for her. This goes against the stereotype that whites are better than blacks which is not what the Mr. Gilmer and Maycomb believe. The same theme can be found in Of Mice and Men which has relevance to Curley’s wife. Because she is always out and about talking to the ranch hands, everyone calls her a slut. Candy stereotypes her in the quote “You wasn’t no good.
Crooks experiences force alienation from his fellow workers on the ranch, causing him to become obscure and astringent. Crooks is a stable buck, the only African American living on the ranch. He is treated poorly and is perceived as inferior.”’Well, you keep your place then, nigger. I could get you
With the Great Depression happening during the time period, many jobs were unavailable along with the tension in the air between race and gender. Slavery was abolished and women had equal voting rights though this by no means did that meant they were equal to the white men. Women were still treated similar to property and not akin to actual human beings; meanwhile, segregation was blatantly obvious in most places in the United States. John Steinbeck’s book Of Mice and Men was set during the Great Depression on a predominantly white male ranch. Steinbeck’s minor supporting characters face loneliness through a series of socially imposed problems such as ageism, racism, and sexism to doubt the morality of society and show the effects of long-term
The book of Mice and Men is a book, that shows the struggle of all Americans back in the day. How something can end so fast. Many decisions are made in the book, for instance; Candy’s old dog, slims new pups, and the life of Lennie. The main characters have a dream about owning their own land. They are going to work at a ranch to earn money to buy the little ranch they want.
Rahemjot Singh Ms. Hansen English 9, Period 6 09 March 2016 Of Mice and Men Without dreams and goals, life is like a mouse simple and easy. George and Lennie’s dream is to own a farm of their own. For George, this dream of having their own place means independence, security, being their own boss, and, most importantly, being "somebody." George is taking care of Lennie and the dream of the farm. The main obstacles that holds George back is helping Lennie 's trying to control his strength.
Countless psychological studies show the truth: hope, dreams, and goals are the psychological vehicles driving success. In Of Mice and Men, the dream is to leave the life of work and travel behind and live on a ranch, in War Dance, the goal is to do well at the national music competition, and in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Walter Mitty hopes for a more interesting life in a series of daydreams, to ultimately find that he has been living the true daydream. Hope, dreams, and goals allowed the people portrayed, fictional or not, to strive for more. Hopes, dreams, and goals allow people to increase their motivation, perform better, and seek new concepts. To start, hopes, dreams, and goals allow an increase in motivation by giving a person something to strive for.