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. In his book Night, Elie Wiesel and many other Jews are all judged wrongfully because of their religious background. He mentions that Jews …show more content…
When Curley’s wife is talking to Lennie, she initially judges him and claims, “I think you’re nuts” based off of the way he sounds and the things he talks about (Steinbeck 98). Curley’s wife misjudges Lennie because he talks and sounds different than her, so her initial judgment is that he is nuts. She uses a stereotypical reference to implicate the idea that he is a crazy person. However, after talking to him for a while now she realizes that he is “kinda a nice fella” and came to accept him (Steinbeck 99). Once she really got to talk to Lennie and really understand who he is, she could make the right judgment about him. Nevertheless, she comes to find out that he is actually the opposite of what she originally thought. John Steinbeck wants to show that one cannot falsely judge others based off of the stereotype that people who talk funny are nuts. Lennie is a very kind-hearted person and cares for others. He might not seem like the smartest person, but misjudging him just because of that is wrong because he is actually a good human
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She is called Curley’s wife because Steinbeck wanted to show that she is useless and is lonely and is named after her husband. To show that it is like property to Curly rather than a wife. She and Lennie meet for the first time after both are alone in the barn. George always told Lennie to never talk to her because she is trouble and will create trouble. In a few previous chapters ago, Lennie touched a girl's dress to feel how soft it feels because likes the feeling.
Although Lennie acts childish, people can still learn from him. He has been exceedingly nice to some people like Crook and doesn 't care about what skin color they have or their previous reputation. He cares about people and can be very helpful. But all in all, Steinbeck was successful by making Lennie sympathetic and someone to look up to
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is a short novel that packs a punch and really looks back at America’s past and mistakes. Steinbeck paints a picture of the late 1920s and early 1930s through two men, George and Lennie. George looks after the mentally challenged Lennie and must take action by soon ending Lennie’s life. The characters in the novel all struggle with heartbreaking conflicts but, no one else suffers more than Lennie and George. These conflicts are often supported imagery in the text.
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck takes place in the state of California. The story tells about the journey of two migrant workers named George and Lennie. At the end of the story, George is faced with a very difficult decision. George ends up doing what he thinks is the correct choice, which leads to the death of his best friend, Lennie.
“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” This quote demonstrates that once a person has an idea about a person pretty soon they will have many, not all of them true. Of Mice and Men is a story about two men, Lennie who has a mental disability, and George is a friend of Lennie’s that feels responsible for Lennie. After meeting with the boss they go into the bunk house where they meet Curley’s wife, who attempts to flirt with them.
In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck conveys prejudice through how people act differently based on their relationships and the setting. Of Mice and Men is based during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, when jobs were scarce, as proven by Lennie, Crooks and Curly’s Wife: They all are rejected for different reasons. This makes people have fewer bonds with each other, as stated from the boss when George and Lennie show up. He says “well I've never seen one guy care so much for another guy.” (Pg 22) Which demonstrates that bonds like these are not common during this time.
In the book Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, takes place in Soledad California and follows George and Lennie. George and Lennie, who has a cognitive disability had to walk to their new job. They arrived at the Farm and meet all the men, among these people is Candy. He tells them about Curley’s wife and how flirty she is, and George tells Lannie to stay away from her. They also learn that since they were there late the boss took his anger out on an African American man named Crooks.
The author is already pointing out that Curley’s wife feels isolated from everyone else and wants to socialize. Finally the last piece of evidence is when Curley’s wife is trying to talk to Lennie in the barn after he kills the pup,”None of them guys is goin’ to leave that (horseshoe) tenement… I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.” (Steinbeck 86). As they continue to talk Lennie brings up how he likes petting soft things, so Curley’s wife let him stroke her hair and he ends up killing her.
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.
Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is about the lives of working men on a ranch during the Great depression. John Steinbeck was highly capable of capturing the lives and thoughts of working men during the Great Depression, also bringing in the suffrage of mentality and how it was viewed by others in that era. However, there was one character, Slim, who fully understood the concept of a corrupted mentality and how one should deal with that dilemma. When it is stated “His hands, large and lean, were as delicate in their action as those of a temple dancer” (Steinbeck 33-34) the author is showing that though he is a skinner, his hands seem rather sophisticated and set off a soothing mood. From this evidence, it is shown that if one closely
By revealing how Slim is looked up to by the others and how he reacts in difficult circumstances, John Steinbeck in Of Mice And Men divulges that with social norms, such as treating the mentally impaired as animals, one can have considerate ethical judgement disregarding societies thoughts. Through past experiences Slim has acquired credit for his ethical reasoning, and he has become the favored person for perception on moral decisions . It is addressed by Steinbeck that “[Slim] moved with a majesty only achieved by royalty and master craftsman”(Steinbeck 33). Steinbeck is showing that Slim was seen as superior because of he proved to be wise, making his movements seem to be done with majesty. Steinbeck also claims that “There was a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke”(Steinbeck 33).
Starting in 1929, the United States experienced a catastrophic economic destruction called the Great Depression. The stock markets crashed which left the banks with no money to give to those who had bank accounts. Paper money had lost it’s value because it was not backed by gold. The rich became poor overnight and the poor became poorer. At the same time as the Great Depression but instead concentrated in the western plains of the country was the Dust Bowl.
John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, depicts race as a critical factor to the dominance of people during this time period. Racism is presented most evidently in chapter four by the treatment of Crooks, the stable buck. Crook’s and his fellow workers discussed ambitions in his quarters, which happened to be separate from the others clearly due to his skin tone. As the men conversed topics regarding the near future, Curley’s wife abruptly barged into the area searching for her husband. Noting the peril with which Curley’s wife is associated with,
Imperfection is Inevitable Perfection cannot last forever and nothing is permanent. Things can take a turn for the worst when you least expect it, causing the perfection of your dreams to not exist. There are many examples of this theme shown throughout the story. Lennie cannot stay in one place for one time, causing the dream of a farm to be unrealistic.
Lennie behaves differently because he has a mental disability that handicaps him from being like others. Throughout the novel, his best friend George takes care of him by attempting to hide it from others. He wanted Lennie to assimilate into being normal, so he could be a normal man and live off on his own. Curley’s wife was also a character whom did not conform to normal societal ideals. Continuously, she walked around the farm to flirt with the men and earned herself the reputation of being a tart.